Name order in bank transfers

Just sent a few quid to my Monzo via my legacy and went through fine.

In my transactions it has my name backwards ( first name last, and last name first )
So I contacted my bank and they said it does this for certain banks and it’s not a problem.

So is it a Monzo problem or not ?

It’s not any sort of problem, Monzo or otherwise. Just one of those things.

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:man_shrugging:

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From what I recall, a lot of places do this.

I imagine it’s because you are less likely to get a lot of transactions from a surname as opposed to a first name that might be super popular (John) and then it’s harder to spot the individual transactions.

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The sending bank will decide how your name is presented. Some banks choose “First-name Surname”, some “Surname, First-name” and some even “SURNAME first-name”.

I think, at this stage, Monzo only shows what it’s been presented with. This might change in the future if/when Monzo allow us to create contacts that we can link accounts to.

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No offence but you’ve got far too much time on your hands :rofl:

I can’t think of anything worse that being stuck in a call centre queue just to ask why it’s forename surname VS surname forename. Then you’ve come on here to do the same again :see_no_evil:

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If it’s important to someone, it’s important to someone :man_shrugging:

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I understand G_Peter. Thanks :+1: :laughing:

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