Card for my 17 year old daughter traveling to Singapore and Malaysia

(Gail Wilson) #1

I have heard great things about a Monzo card /app and wanted my 17 year old daughter to get one for travelling to Singapore and Malaysia but looks like she could not apply as she was under 18. Any suggestions? Can she get anything?

(Jack - Customer of Monzo) #2

Hi @Woodbug77 ,

Unfortunately not from Monzo, you have to be 18+ to open their current account.

For people under 18 I’m not sure what to suggest as a travel card. Hopefully others users will have some good suggestions :raised_hands:t3:


Monzo is 18+ only unfortunately. Nationwide FlexOne may be a good alternative for low fees international transactions

(Trevor Mitchell) #4

Dare I say it, but you could get the card and let her use it. :thinking:

(I'll flag any comment for 50p) #5

Monzo is not a travel card, you would be better off looking at one of those instead of a bank account.

(MikeF) #6

In addition, once past the first £200 of cash withdrawals in any 30 day period there will be a 3% charge for further withdrawals. It all depends on how it will be used as to what’s going to be worth doing.

Fundamentally, I don’t believe a UK Current Account really answers your problem as @Danny said.

(Naji Esiri) #7

Accounts for 16-17 year olds are in the works! Hopefully we’ll be ready to offer these in the next few months. Depends when your daughter is leaving, but definitely worth keeping an eye on the forum - we’ll post updates as soon as we have them.

I wouldn’t encourage this :wink:

Under 18s accounts
(Caspar Aremi) #8

I’m not sure that’s actually on that list? :thinking:

(Jack - Customer of Monzo) #9

Happy forum birthday :tada: