I've got "news" to share


I think I read the story on MSN, when you open a new browser tab you get the news splash screen -

When I read it I must admit my first thought was, “wow how don you get from £100 to £19,000!” Obviously they missed the entire point. Makes you realise all that news out there is just rubbish.

maybe Trump is right? :scream::scream::scream::scream::scream:


That’s what happened on every pc in the office !!




Oh dear goodness, I can’t imagine that experience for you.

(Is Santa here yet?) #25

On the plus side, everyone will know what scum The Fail is once they’ve seen all the stuff on the Beeb tomorrrow :+1:

(P Burrows) #26

Good luck! I remember reading this article online. Had no idea it was about you. The story as you say does not really convey what you told us. Guess their version was the angle they were looking for. :man_facepalming:

(Keri) #27

Good luck Danny - you’re doing a great thing.


Thank you all for the good luck, nerves kicking in ! Won’t be secret from anyone after tomorrow !!

(Thomas Horne) #29

Radio is fun, just forget the mic is there and see it as just having a chat. (I’m a radio producer and getting guests comfy around a studio is part of the job. :wink:)

I’m SURE you won’t need it but good luck. :grinning:


Tomorrow you’ll feel a real weight off your mind.

A wise man once said/sang: “Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.”

By telling the world about it you’re not only raising awareness for the benefit of others, but you’ll also be firmly closing that chapter of your life. Blue skies ahead.

(Jordan Taylor) #31

Good luck mate!
Really good of you to share your story and I hope it helps many others.
All the best :slight_smile:


Hot off the press :grinning: Have fun tomorrow!

(Is Santa here yet?) #33

That’s a really good write up

Interesting that Starling have so many using their gambling block. Wonder if the lack of friction in turning it off means people are more likely to use it as an anti fraud device or if Monzo need to publicise theirs more


It might not be a like-for-like statistic - it could be 20k Starling users who have ever flipped the toggle, so potentially not long term users. And, as there’s no fiction in Starling, it would be super easy to give it a go out of curiosity, then turn it off.

@Dannytc, out of curiosity, do you mind sharing how this came about? Were you approached by Monzo, the media or by someone else?

(Andy Hughes) #35

Well done @Dannytc, just spotted you on BBC News and looking forward to your interview :grin:


Was from the BBC on twitter, I comment a lot on gambling posts, was originally only for an episode of moneybox and the other places followed after. The BBC explained when they get a story idea, it gets scared internally and each station requests an interest if they want to cover also.


Wow, it’s in the top few news stories, between train murder attempt and tsunami!

Really good write up - they don’t add a narrative like the Mail and Danny comes off very well.


Well there we have, so relieved BBC told the right “story” and people are getting to hear about the gamble block !


Starling on 5live at minute! Few flakey answers


Sorry to post loads, but I made it here, so just sat waiting now! A bit nervous!!