I redesigned the Monzo Debit Card! What are your thoughts?

(Jack) #287

I was thinking last night that it would be cool if the white text “MONZO” was glow in the dark, I know the whole card could be but just the text is more suttle. Not only would the card stand out in the day but also night.

(P1) #288

i like it

(William Brown) #289

Having your face on your debit card would cut down fraud as they would have to be mandatory and then retailers can’t just accept anyone using the card though interesting to think your face can cut down fraud just like your passport can it’s not fool proof and no one can say it will happen an interesting idea I though might be a way forward against financial crime and Identity theft

(Matt W) #290

They used to have photos about 15 years ago on credit cards (Lloyd’s tsb for one) I always thought it was a good idea. Don’t know why it didn’t take off ?


Daily! :flashlight:


Thought I’d give the card design a go.

Whilst not a designer but a marketer I think the hot coral has to stay just like Monzo say. I love everything black and would jump at having an all black card, however this is Monzo’s brand.

The design isn’t anything ground breaking, it’s more of an update of the current version. Trying to achieve the hot coral is a guessing game as Monzo don’t have any official brand guidelines. Also as nice as a white MasterCard logo would be it’s not possible based on their guidelines.

I also stuck with the horizontal version as I don’t think the vertical version adds any value apart from looking different and more like a hotel key card. Plus I have a card holder as my wallet, so “monzo” sticks out nicely and is 1. a good conversation starter and 2. easy way for me to find which card I need.

Personally I think the Monzo :monzo: should be on the card to help enforce the brand more. And should be changed similar to the app depending on what status/account you have.

But yeah, here is the design and my thoughts.

Monzo investor card - design concept (By Brice Corbin)
(Kenny Grant) #293

I’d love to see monzo move on from the embossed letters and ugly design imposed by them.


Agreed, very dated look as well and no longer needed. Being a challenger bank like Monzo I thought unembossed (sp) cards would’ve been a given


Agree re embossed letters. I find the colour always rubs off them and they look tatty.

(Rob) #296

Black with Hot coral text for Monzo or business cards!

Appologies for my awful MS Paint skills!! I just used a picture of the pink card and used the colour picker and fill :rofl::rofl: No idea how people have produce there nice graphics Maybe some one coudl tidy mine up if they fancy it?


(Rich) #297

Sorry, but this looks like every other over designed bank card to me. Can’t please everyone :slightly_smiling_face:


I think monzo should allow users to design their own cards… I for one really hate the orange.

(Emma (still not the app)) #299

Hot coral

Funny you should say that…

(Richard Cook) split this topic #300

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(Sarcasm is the finest form of wit.) #302

What a fun thread! :grin:

‘No, not that blue, THIS blue’
‘No, that looks like X, make it like this’ ‘What, no, that looks like Y…’.

I like that the Monzo card is different from all the others I’ve ever had.

Only suggestion would be an easier/quicker way to tell which is my current and which is my joint account as they are both the same colour, and both of mine are the same colour as my partners. Scenario: It’s early morning, barely light, I reach for my bank card, pop it in my pocket and find out later its my partners joint account card (which we don’t use for daily purchases).

Other than that, from a manufacturing stand point, fewer choices is cheaper to make and I’d rather Monzo invested in the app/services than offering multiple design options for their cards.

(William Brown) #303

I think having a hot coral metal card would stand out well and would be a statement piece

(James Prince) #304

Would love to this - plain hot coral card with all details on the back - would also encourage people at the checkout questioning what card it is which thus leads to free advertising for Monzo via word of mouth!!

(Kristian Hoyle-Johnson) #305

Super late reply but…
Had to use it last year because the internet was down all day ;-;
They’re horrible to use
iirc there was one unembossed card so we weren’t able to sell to that guy

(Richard) #306

Back in my shop worker days (good 13 yes ago) when a card was ‘different’ we would write the card number on the carbon copy…

Probably a no no today… but a carbon copy does the same thing

(Kristian Hoyle-Johnson) #307

we weren’t allowed to write down the details iirc