Annoying upgrade tab added

If other banks behaved like Monzo, I could raise a steady income of £20 “We’re sorry” payments from the amount of advertising RBS & Nationwide cram into their apps.

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I really don’t think Nationwide has a lot of advertising. All there is are links to their other available products at the bottom of the home page. They are never in your face and blend in very well with the rest of the app

I couldn’t disagree more. Over 50% of the app home page is adverts, and that’s without counting the “Products you might like” section, which is the nearest equivalent to Monzo’s Upgrade tab.

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To bring the topic back to Monzo, I wonder how they decide who gets the tab and who doesn’t? I still don’t have it. Also, does the card corner still exist?

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Interestingly, the Upgrade tab has disappeared sometime this afternoon. Don’t know why or how, or whether it’s just gone for me and still there for others, but it’s gone for me for the moment (and I’ve acknowledged this in the in-app chat).

Edits for clarity

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That disappeared for me after a while. I didn’t particularly mind that - I prefer it not to be there but I didn’t find it particularly intrusive. I don’t mind the big blue “Upgrade your account” pill when I pull down for the list of accounts and pots, nor the “See other accounts” in the vertical pots list (provided that it stays at the bottom of that list).

I’m not, as someone seemed to imply, averse to Monzo advertising premium products and services - until they begin to hinder my use of the basic service. It has been interesting to see the diverse views on that in the thread - perhaps it’s partly an age thing, I’m not sure if there’s an element of that.

Anyway for the moment that problem has gone away and I hope it stays gone :slight_smile:

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It disappeared for me as well!

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Someone is watching us :eyes:

:scream:

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Yeah, a certain someone was on the thread but didn’t tell us exactly what the new feature was

Think I’m on 0/5 in asking staff that now :grin:

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Killjoys :frowning: Keep trying though!

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cancels Premium and CASSes to Revolut

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I don’t have that. Maybe because I’ve already got the Start to Save account? All I’ve got is the products at the bottom. Personally, I found the adverts in Monzo’s app stood out more and felt more like an advert than the ones that I see in my Nationwide app.

Yeah it would be pointless targeting that ad to you since you have the account they are selling but whenever they come up with something new that’s one of the places you will see it.
My RBS is pretty clean of ads right now but I goes through phases and the online banking can be even worse with full road block ads.
I think a button at the bottom isn’t a big deal but it should have been in the 3rd slot not the second.

Hi all, the announcement we’ve just made in News & Updates should hopefully clear this matter up!

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Now that’s a button I can get behind. But hopefully that’ll only make 4 buttons at the bottom of the screen, not 5 :wink:

Can’t say I’m a fan of this new Plus advert…

It looks more like an advert for other banks than for Monzo.

Edit: just realised it is dismissible so not that bad.

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I thought showing joint account first made me immune from the peeking cards, but today I spotted the blue Plus card peeking out from the end of the carousel. Luckily it could be dismissed. Big plus to Monzo for that

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Yes, dismissible is fine I think.

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Agreed.

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