Not sure if this is something you already do but I have to provide print outs of receipts for my company expenses. It’d be great if a) I could flag transactions as expenses and b) export them maybe as a pdf to print?
A great idea. I don’t have to do this very often but it would be great for times I need to.
Hi Keith, the fist part of you suggestion is already available and the note feature is helpful too…
I agree being able to export them would be helpful.
Cool. Do you use the expense system now? How do you submit these if they were expsenses? Screen grabs or the original receipts?
I’ve only just started using it so not sure how it will work out. I still have to submit my expences on bespoke work software and keep copies of receipts. It is how ever v. helpful to be able to filter the Mondo feed by flagging my expences so I don’t have to go through the whole feed at the end of the month trying to remember what was and wasn’t expences.
Cool. I can see where that is helpful.
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Yes, it would be great to export this with receipts and notes.
Currently, each month I have to hand all my receipts with notes regarding expenses. If mondo could put the photos of receipts combined with notes and transactions that would be fantastic!!!
Agree this would be a great feature
Great idea and to me would be a fantastic feature.
I am self employed and would help being able to export for Accounts, Tax Returns, HMRC etc.
Regarding this has you tried 1tap?
One tap? Can you explain?
I assume he’s referring to http://www.1tapreceipts.com/
It’s an app that helps people auto extract data from receipts etc to complete your tax return. Great for self employees people.
API into something like Expensify.com for the expenses items?
I’d like the “Expenses” category to be a “Tag”, in addition to that is was a “food” or “travel” category.
Also if one has marked a particular spend as “Expense” - that seems to become the defaulft for that merchant…
Recently I’ve purchased sandwiches at Pret a Manger for some customer training, and marked as “expense”.
Today’s purchase what automatically marked as “Expense” for Pret… But of course the next and future purchases at Pret aren’t ALL going to be an expense - so should revert to being “food” category.
Could you explain the benefits for you of having an expenses tag? Have you considered using an emoji in notes as a tag instead?
This applies to all categories at the moment. I assume that once a user changes a category for a merchant, they generally don’t change it back. Monzo will have the data to know whether that or the opposite is more common & I assume that setting, will be updated if your use case is more common.
Well, to me - expenses are not really a “category” of spending, but merely a flag that the payment needs to be reported and reimbursed by the company. Each expense still belongs to the appropriate category, and one hopes that applies to the category of the merchant; typically - Food & Drink, Travel, Phone, Accomodation and “other”…
Thinking longer-term - if the data associated with a purchase is to be used in APIs to create other wonderful integrations (such as with Expensify), then will an “emoji” be a consistent & reliable flag to indicate an expense (for everybody using the system)?
I see what you’re saying. My work involves a lot of data reporting so I understand the importance of maintaining a consistent definition for a certain set of data.
Having said that, the advantage of assigning these purchases to a dedicated category is that they’re not bundled up with your personal spend. That means you don’t have to worry about the impact on targets or reporting, expenses are just excluded.
You could of course exclude anything with the expenses tag from those queries. But this is the only use case that I’m aware of for tags at the moment (sub-categories isn’t one). If they were added, Monzo would end up having to build around tags in every feature that they create. Which means we’re heading further down the path towards building a product supports business use & Tom has specifically said that Monzo won’t offer business accounts (accounts being the core Monzo product).
You’re right emoji can’t be relied on for integrations, you do need a consistent way to identify the expense transactions.
OK, I suppose then I didn’t realise the importance of categories in this sense are to split the spends as such, not just represent the “type” of the merchant per-se (which, BTW I wonder why you cannot, by default, use the Visa / MC “TCCs” which are broad categorisations of the MCCs?)… But then I see why they should be “personally” assigned…
I can relate this to the “money” applcations used for tracking budgets etc.
But I’d still then say that changing the category for one purchase from a particular merchant may not ALWAYS want to be reflected “forward” (and may not want to become the “default” for everybody)…
I struggle with “categories” for all sorts of things like transactions, emails etc. and would further suggest that a more flexible approach like GMail using “Tags” for each item could be a more flexible approach… An item could be tagged multiple times (and this may also then mean “Work Expense” could be one tag)…
But that could I see cause problems for any budget tracking (you don’t want to “double count” anything), but on the other hand may also be a way of having “different views” on the spending… I would see those tags as having some “own” personal adaptations, but supported by a “standard” set which would represent the broadly used groups (food, travel etc.) and be the default for a particular merchant…
Maybe this is stepping “away” from a KISS approach though. It’s difficult to “see the future” until it arrives