So I just dropped some money on the Monzo crowd funding effort when the thought of spreading some festive cheer hit me!
So I’m wondering whether it’s possible to gift shares bought through the app to other people? Whether that would be through contacting Monzo directly or having some mechanism in app, I think it would be a good way to not only spread the word about Monzo but create quite a unique gift!
This round I’ve bought some shares for my children and given them a home-printed certificate signed by the Bank of Dad.
There is/was an industry in gifting share certificates. You could buy framed single shares in companies such as the Green Bay Packers or Apple. Digital is cool but there was something nice about having a framed share in whatever your passion is.
I think my original source was this communication from Crowdcube that @iansilversides posted last year:
It’s been quoted by a few others since then but without any new primary evidence (or so my forum search tells me).
I’ve seen lots of requests for shares but only two or three offers I’d suggest were serious so my sense is that this is quite rare if it happens at all. Purely a personal view, though, since no one ever comes back and confirms a sale.