Making Monzo: Cheque Imaging


(Graham Pink) #101

Louís, thank you for the update. This is a facility that will be of great use to me and I have mentioned it here recently. However, this kind of update is excellent and I hope this openess will continue :slight_smile:


(Tom Milner) #102

Thats a real shame, I love Monzo but cheques are my biggest pain point at the moment. I end up getting quite a few and often in >£100 value that I don’t feel comfortable sending freepost. This ends up costing me a bit to send them recorded delivery and even that I’m not very happy with how long the whole process takes.

I know there is no way around this now, so I will just have to wait. But in the mean time I feel like I have to re-open my natwest account just for depositing cheques.


(Graham Pink) #103

An alternative that may be better for you, would be to open an Easy Saver with Lloyds or an Everyday Saver with the Halifax, which can be completed online. To then deposit cheques, by image through the Mobile app; wait for them to clear the next working day and then; setup up a Bill Payment in favour of your Monzo account and simply transfer the proceeds. Simple within, of course, the current virtual clearing limits :slight_smile:


#104

Good idea but hopefully Monzo will have it soon enough


(👨‍💻) #105

I keep my Halifax account open for this feature. It’s great.

It’s a shame we have to wait this long for Monzo to join the club.


(Marcus Nailor, Hot Coral Detective) #106

Shame it’s 7 months away :see_no_evil: the cheque I’ve just received expires in 6 months :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Hopefully another cheque arrives closer to the time so I can test this awesome feature :sunglasses: though I doubt it :joy: I believe this is only my 3rd ever cheque :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


(Neil M) #107

I find it odd how they couldn’t do both at the same time, but maybe the team that does payments is small


#108

I think however big a team is there are always going to be trade-offs and relative priorities to consider. This stuff is hard!


(Rika Raybould) #109

I wouldn’t say it’s small. We have a lot on our plate between these new schemes and improvements to the existing ones. We’re doing this in addition to improvements to Mastercard processing, our connection to Faster Payments, Bacs processes, etc. :slightly_smiling_face:


(Neil M) #110

It’s one of those do this on top of all the other things you’ve got to do type of things. I completely understand that :slight_smile: . Good luck with it all :slight_smile: :rocket:


#111

Is it possible to drop off cheques in person at the London Monzo office?


(Kieran) #112

Yes :slight_smile:


#113

I wonder if it’s possible to just post it through their door during evenings/weekends.


(Graham Pink) #114

…from the To Do List, seems not B4 August Of this year :frowning: