I had an idea to pitch if it was of any use. Why not have a Monzo premium metal credit card or have a metal debit card where people can pay to have one. It feels both personal and something premium to posses without upgrading from a basic account
Yeah I feel that would be cost prohibitive unless Monzo charged a fee for it. Don’t forget that current metal card for the Premium current account costs £50. If you order a card and cancel (even in the cooling off period) Monzo will charge you £50 for the card.
A metal Flex card for Premium account subscribers sounds good to me though.
I agree with you on this aspect. I was pitching for a metal credit card. As Monzo has launched cashback again, why not have a FLEX PLUS kind of a metal credit card which gives more premium feeling with additional offers such as Priority pass
May be we can have a metal flex card for premium subscription. I can explain why.
Firstly, in terms of the niche target, all premium account holders might have atleast 1 credit card excluding monzo flex. Now if we look at the usage in terms of spending, in my opinion people use more credit card than their debit card for two main reasons. Firstly to get points or rewards or cashback and second reason is more safety on credit card (section 75) regarding purchases. One may elaborate that the use of mobile payments such as apple and google pay but the premium feeling of using a metal card is way more than mobile wallets. It may garner more premium account holders and Monzo can add some extra perks as as cashback on all spend (0.5%) for a metal flex credit card for a small monthly fee. Does this makes sense?
So you’re proposing the Monzo charge a monthly fee for Flex in order to give 0.5%? Seems unlikely when the cashback offering has just launched and it’s not like this, but targeted at specific retailers.
A metal Flex card linked to Premium is possible, but seems unlikely and adds even more complexity.
I think the problem, generally, with metal cards is that when it’s a chargeable item, people expect to get something for it. Hence Monzo premium with insurance, Revolut Metal etc.
If they were to do this, there would have to be something in addition to what you would already get with premium, and given the market we’re in, I can’t see an introductory rate happening any time soon, let alone a metal card.
I admire the optimism and who knows, maybe I’ll be wrong (and it will happen) but I doubt it.
Actually I have been to a number of high street shops and what I observed was targeted audience group, type of transactions and the value of transactions. I averaged out the basics like hotels stays, dining, shopping etc. The value of these kind of transactions are above the limit of mobile wallet payments. These scenarios makes the use of a credit card and it benefits in two ways, prestige and value. As a brand, Monzo has a very strong brand influence and the display of the brand name while payment creates a dominant impression (specially the card).
Hahaha. I certainly do not need to do that. One can make out from the type of place one visits.
May be the idea seems individualistic and non convincing. Let me say it other way round. As peoples preferred payment is wallet payment, why make 3 different types of card. A simple one also suffices the need