Help virtual card

How can I access my virtual card while I’m waiting on physical car? It won’t leave the page wanting physical cards numbers

I don’t think you can. The physical card is part of their ID checks to make sure you live where you say you live.

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The physical card should arrive in a matter of days. If you need it sooner, open an account with Starling as they allow you to use a Virtual card right away - Monzo used to let you do that too, but I am presuming fraud stopped it

Correct, you can’t.

If you have plus @fredrickbrock55 you can create a pot, create a virtual card and then spend from that while waiting for the real card to arrive.

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I am not sure you can. At least when I last signed up I couldn’t do anything with the app until the card arrived. Though maybe that changed.

You used to be able to do this, it’s possible that it has changed.

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It did change, probably due to the possibility of fraud

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The possibility of fraud doesn’t stop at least one other bank providing a virtual card straight away upon opening: With Starling it is possible to open a bank account in the supermarket and pay using your virtual card at the checkout. If Monzo can’t overcome this it’s Monzo’s problem, no one else’s.

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NatWest Group does it too. So does Chase.

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