How bad is it?
Yeah, they shouldn’t really do that without letting you know. Poor form.
Is there a benefit to me with them including my middle name on the statement even though I don’t want it there?
I think they just load in the customer name. There is a preferred name but I think that’s only used on communications between you and Monzo. Any official documentation will pull your full name. I assume the identification you provided had your full name that appears on the statement?
Not to you, no. Although I suppose some folk would argue that it’s easier to match your credit file, which may or may not be a benefit to you.
Monzo was originally very risk adverse and it was full legal names everywhere. My view is that I own my identity and my data - and that as long as I’m not passing myself off as anyone else then i should be able to choose to include my middle name on my record or not.
My old bank used just an initial for my middle name on statements, which I’d massivle yprefer to full middle name. Of course, I can just open the Monzo PDFs in Acrobat and edit the name out, but that’s a pain and verging on falsifying documents…
Is it possible to have my chosen name printed on the card but keep my official name on communication from Monzo.
I don’t want my preferred name on any records (credit rating etc) until I start using it officially, but if I can get it on my card that would be great.
I beilive so yes, just contact in app support