I’m back to give an update from the Plus and Premium team.
We’ve heard your frustrations about Plus and Premium not evolving at the speed you’d hoped. You’ve told us that not having Plus and Premium features available on joint accounts is disappointing. That you don’t feel you’re always getting value for money with these accounts, and that the recent change in the way you earn interest has impacted the way you use Monzo Pots. You also feel the experience of other Monzo products doesn’t feel better if you’re a Plus or Premium customer, which shouldn’t be the case!
I’m here to let you know improvements are coming (some of them very very soon). Our team working on Plus and Premium has grown rapidly, as have our plans to build a better product experience.
We’re working on:
More features and functionality
Better value for money
A better experience with our other products, notably joint accounts
Refining our ideas through feedback and testing
Some of you’ve spotted that we’re working on improvements. To do that well we speak to many customer groups to get insight on improving our products.
No specifics to share just yet. But you may see some of the research surveys (some of you saw one on Reddit) and interviews we’re working on over the coming weeks. We’ll use these to validate our ideas with diverse groups of existing Monzo customers (regular and Plus/ Premium subscribers) and those who’ve not joined Monzo (yet).
When’s this happening?
We have more research launching this week which some of you may even be included in. As I say we don’t have specifics to share yet, but we’ll leave you to discuss on here and we’ll be keeping a close eye on your feedback.
When we’re in a position to share more info we’ll make sure to jump back on here to give an update and intro some more of the team. And as ever, please let us know your thoughts. Your feedback here is important and your views are definitely influencing what we’re building.
I’m inclined to agree. On balance this sounds Fantastic but we’ve been down this road before (and it was pretty painful when you last made major changes ).
what assurances can you give that this time you won’t throw early adopters under the bus.
challenge: what can you do to really bring a truly premium experience to those that get better elsewhere.
I appreciate for those with joint accounts they’re doing to rightly want to see things happen here.
As someone who doesn’t have one (we never bothered) but does have HSBC premier, what can you do to make me come back. For a start I’d want to see travel insurance that is gold plated, the one with premium right now is not worth it compared to other offerings.
Plus other benefits such as phone insurance for the family or even the option of, dare I say it, bundles etc.
I’d also like to see a reduction in price for plus, £5 a month is steep compared to other paid for accounts.
Pretty sure some people on here have posted saying they would be happy with this sort of “we hear you, we are working on it” post just to be reassured that it is still being worked on. Yes, it’s annoying we don’t know more, but it gives me some confidence that they are being more proactive with updates even if it is “nothing to report yet”.
These things really do take time and it hasn’t been very long in the grand scheme of things since this new plus/premium team was formed.
This - and the pots change - is why I cancelled. I got fed up of paying for something that had stagnated, and wasn’t being developed. I could go elsewhere & get better offers than Monzo were offering, Cashback (fine it was a pilot) - didn’t come with any “Plus/Premium” perks, Flex didn’t come with any.
Monzo need to re-evaluate the whole thing, and look at their coherent offering to see what Plus/Premium could enhance.
Maybe on Plus you get 2 active 6 month interest free deals (so up to 4/year). Maybe on plus, you get the supermarket 2% cashback every other month. etc. etc.
Whatever they come out with is going to have to be a lot better for the customer than the product was before they gutted it.
I don’t know what they could do either. It’s all a bit too little too late for me now.
I think it’s interesting this comes out the week after the change came into force for everyone. So how many outside the community have since complained or cancelled to warrant your typical we hear you straight out of the gaming industry?
I think the product guys do hear us. But I don’t think leadership or marketing does. And it’s evident marketing has far too much control at Monzo nowadays. They’ve even subjugated the community and it’s spoiling the engagement between us and Monzo.