If they believe the card is stolen it’s often store policy to confiscate it and hand it to the police. There are also codes that can be returned by the till that say to keep the card (although that would be in the case the card was definitely stolen which wouldn’t apply here).
Probably wouldn’t happen… but if I saw a 12 year old with a card I’d be suspicious and not everyone is as nice as me…
My bother is that I have a 13yrs old son who has Aspergers, so while he leads a normally life his ability to lose stuff is absolutely fantastic, so while I could get him a nationwide card or the likes, my desire would be to get him his own monzo card and thereafter the default status would be card locked so he would actively have to unlock it prior to and spend and thereafter lock the card after his spend.
Ditto but substitute son for daughter. Keeping the card frozen would be great because she is too easy to get talked into things without realising the motive and I wouldn’t want her giving her card to someone
Yes but the autism spectrum is complicated with a variety of behaviours. My daughter would be inconsolable even if the money could be claimed back. Also I want to teach her financial responsibility, not that someone else will cover her mistakes
True. As a stop-gap solution though, destroying the contactles antenna by punching a hole in the card in the right spot (or waiting for Monzo to offer a contactless toggle) would nullify the loss damage as only contacted, PIN-protected transactions would be possible then.
Having a pot each for my children’s pocket money is going to be brilliant for my 8 and 5 year olds. Didn’t seem very clear at first that you could put in any amount not just multiples of 5, but now I’ve discovered that you can I think it’s genius. I will let them use my card whilst I’m with them and transfer the money over… now if you could just choose the pot first that the payment was coming from that would blow my mind!!
I might have found the short term answer, bpay by Barclays gives the kids a wristbank / keyfob or sticker that can be used for contactless payments and managed by the parents. It’s totally rocking so much do that I am starting to use the key fob as my goto payment method and its hooked up to my monzo card.