Names on the Current Account


(Only available in amateur ) #124

How bad is it?


#125

Lol. Bad.


#126

Yeah, they shouldn’t really do that without letting you know. Poor form.


#127

Is there a benefit to me with them including my middle name on the statement even though I don’t want it there?


(Andy) #128

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?


#129

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.


(Peter Shillito) #130

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…


(Jake) #131

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.


(Jack) #132

I beilive so yes, just contact in app support :slightly_smiling_face: