Enabling payment with friends requires access to my contacts


#1

Today I wanted to pay a colleague using monzo, but to do it on the phone, I have to give the app access to all my contacts. I don’t feel comfortable with this. Is there an alternatives where I can transfer just using the target monzo name?


(Alex Sherwood) #2

Technically you could use Monzo.me but that’s not ideal, as it costs Monzo money. I’d hope that this will set your mind at ease instead -


#3

Interesting, I just tried that with my monzo card and it’s not supported !?


(Alex Sherwood) #4

Whoops, good point, Monzo.me will only work with your regular debit card - it wouldn’t really make sense to use Monzo.me when you have the in-built transfer option in the app, which doesn’t cost Monzo money.

You can’t make transfers from your Monzo card. You will be able to once the current accounts launch though.


#5

And, actually, that’s not that reassuring. Not because you’re bad people, but because it’s a way of making vulnerabilities worse.


#6

One more thing :slight_smile: monzo.me doesn’t allow pasting into all the fields (e.g. cvv), which is a total pain with password managers.


(Alex Sherwood) #7

Just to be clear, I don’t work for Monzo. :slight_smile:

I’m not following you there I’m afraid, which part of the security measures in that post create vulnerabilities? What’s described there (using hash’s) is generally considered best practice.