Monzo & IFTTT - Support Thread


(Chris Bacon) #187

Hello - I’m new to Monzo, but am loving it! I’ve got excited and set up an IFTTT thing to move money out of my ParentPay pot into my main account whenever I make a payment to ParentPay, but it doesn’t seem to work. Is there something else I need to do in order to allow it to work in realtime? Thanks


(Ben Talbot) #189

Sadly you can’t make it move the money out of the Pot intime for the transaction to be paid out of the Pot without needing the money in your standard account balance first. It immediately refills the acc balance as soon as the card transaction is authorised. You just need to have a buffer in there first.

It’s annoying, we know. Hopefully they make it so you can dedicate certain pots to certain retailers and bills :raised_hands:


(MikeF) #190

There shouldn’t be. As long as the Merchant Name in the IFTTT trigger matches what’s displayed in your feed for ParentPay. Of course, you also need sufficient money in the pot at the time.


(Ben Talbot) #191

But they’re asking about realtime, which I understand to mean that ParentPay takes the money directly out of the pot, almost, which isn’t how IFTTT works - the money has to be in the available balance first for it to work


(MikeF) #192

If you say so. It doesn’t read that way to me.


(Kyle Risi) #193

Hi Team,

Why is the 1p challenge on IFTTT set between the 1st and the last day of the year, how possible is this to set a custom start date?


(Danny) #194

Because the 1p challenge is all about saving everyday


(Kyle Risi) #195

Um okay?, not what I was asking but thank you for the response. Let me rephrase, how possible is it to set “day 1” of the 1p challenge to today’s date, rather than having to jump into the challenge half way through the year. Starting the challenge today at day 181 means I am putting aside £1.81 rather than 1p.

I currently have to do this manually every day, currently on day 37. it would be great to set a custom start date to allow the automation to kick in.


(Tony) #196

I had this same issue. However I think the only way this could be accomplished would be to somehow record the “start date” for the process, which I don’t think is possible as (the calculation of how many days into the year we are) is done on the Monzo side, not the IFTTT side, so unless they create a pot attribute where you can store the start date in the monzo app for the IFTTT to make use of, it’s a bit of a non-starter.

I have no clue if there is some clever combination of IFTTT recipes which could accomplish this, but just using the standard 1p challenge recipe I don’t think so.

What I did was just start mid-way, with the thought that once I hit NYD 2019 I can start from the beginning. It upset my need for order, but I’m fine with it now… :expressionless:


(Peter G) #197

I haven’t played with IFTTT yet (mea culpa) but can you hook it up to a Google Sheet that does the calculation for you?

(I’m not saying this will work, I’m genuinely curious)


(Michael) #198

Yes you can https://ifttt.com/google_sheets