So over here we’re discussing what we think will happen for Monzo (and fintech) in 2021. This topic is different: what we want to happen!
I’m going to keep it top-level and punchy. Here are my top-five wishes!
Introduce a lower paid-tier. Revolut is showing the way with this. £2/month for some (all?) of the software features of Plus. No new card.
Bring back real innovation! Monzo seemed stagnant last year (which you can forgive, because P-word) but I’d like to see them leading the pack again. The paid accounts were worthy but uninspiring - and a bit ‘me too’. Genuine innovation - thinking of Monzo as a platform rather than a bank account - please!
Partner with complementary businesses to bring more into the app. Folk like Nutmeg or Vanguard for managed investments; Freetrade or T212 for self-managed trading/investment; PensionBee for pensions; Habito for mortgages… Native and deep integrations, please, leading toward me being able to see my entire financial life (and net worth) in Monzo.
Fix budgeting and use our data to give us insight - different sides of the same coin. Do we budget - look forward - using Budgets, using Left to Spend or via bills pots? How do they all work together? And how do we make the most of the data in Monzo - look back - to see where we’re spending and how we can save money? What’s my net worth? These two are currently muddled in the app and desperately need fixing. Maybe a basic approach for the free account and some really in-depth features if you’re paying?
So those are my asks - but what’s on your 2021 Monzo wish list?