Best way to use Monzo without a smartphone?


(Will Juffkins) #1

I’ve tried using the Monzo developer but can only seem to find balance and transactions from my, now closed, pre-paid Monzo account and not my current account


(Richard Bairwell) #2

Monzo is working on a bare-bones public website which should be ready before August (see “Basic web interface for emergencies” on https://monzo.com/blog/2018/05/22/making-monzo-better/ ) - however to use the developers portal for your current account, here’s the steps.

  1. Login to https://developers.monzo.com/
  2. Select “List accounts” from the left and click “Send”. It’ll come back with two accounts with ids starting acc_ - make a note of the one corresponding with the type: uk_retail (it’s the second account on my list).
  3. Go to ‘List transactions’ and where the GET {url} is shown you’ll see:

/transactions?expand[]=merchant&account_id=$account_id

replace the $account_id at the end with the acc_ bit you copied earlier (including the acc_ but excluding any quotation marks).
4) Click ‘send’.

Job done.

Monzo could improve this by ignoring the ‘closed’ accounts when it picks the ‘default’ account id it uses - but I guess that’s very low priority as we’re not actually meant to use the developer portal this way.