Competitor update

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I cancelled my Revolut premium after only about 10 days. After actually looking at the benefits, I just wasn’t sold! Maybe after their rethink premium will have more benefits for me. idk.

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I never realise that first direct actually have an amalgamation tool which allows you to see other bank accounts through first direct

Like cleo and tandem have

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Where are you based, a place where you can get a drink for less than £5 :beers: tell me of this mysterious place.

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South Yorkshire from £1.90 a pint :slight_smile:

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Here’s the FT’s coverage of the news that Revolut are offering free * international money transfers which points out that -

However, its biggest rival, money transfer app TransferWise, also charges 0.5 per cent for transferring and converting £5,000 to euros.

*see my previous post.

In London beer is £1.90 a Pint but you need a Tardis to go back in time

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Glasgow! Pints at most places are at £4-5.

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There’s not much worth noting from this blog post (I’m disappointed, it’s a list of Starling’s app’s security features but doesn’t explain the trade off between different approaches or increased security & increased friction…maybe my expectations are too high :rolling_eyes:) but it does mention that if you’ve rooted your phone, the app won’t work -

When you root your phone, there’s always the risk that you may have downloaded a compromised app that later accesses your valuable data, or will give your phone a virus. It’s important to us to be able to determine the integrity of your smartphone. When our app is installed it performs a set of checks to determine if the phone is safe for running our mobile app — if it’s been tampered with or modified, our app simply won’t run, protecting our customer accounts from attacks from the insertion of malicious code.

https://www.starlingbank.com/wondering-about-starling-security-heres-a-rundown/

whereas Monzo’s approach is -

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sorry, what does it mean to ‘root’ your phone?

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Good question, that’s mentioned in the blog post too but I left that bit out of my quote, here’s their explanation -

if you’re an Android user, you might be aware of the concept of rooting your phone — that is, giving your phone privileges by modifying the software code on your device or installing software that your phone manufacturer wouldn’t usually allow you to do. For most people who choose to do this, it’s about customisation and having the flexibility to have total access to the operating system. For users of older phones, it’s useful for keeping up to date with the latest Android version and security patches.

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@mozzauk @anon44204028 @cgkr

A pint for me costs

Wetherspoon’s £3.05
Stonegate Franchise £3.25
Slug & Lettuce £3.85

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I was actually offered an account with starling back in March but was turned down because of my credit score I assume their reply when I messaged them was ’ we are unable to offer you an account at this time’, im just hoping Monzo don’t do the same! :flushed:

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They do but it is terrible - only works on windows - if I recall it is written in active X

I ditched it

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Yep! It’s there answer to … can I rename my accounts … yes subscribe to our other service which only runs on a specific OS :confused: and browser :slight_smile:

It was my attempt to get around my initial problem which was with Barclays

They limit their savings accounts to 3 , without a face to face meeting… wasn’t impressed

However after exploding at them (cause that’s what banks customers do) they offered me a webcam conference in which we could discuss lol