New Card Coolness

Has anyone else gotten a new card recently and activated it using the (what I assume to be) NFC on your phone? Hold the card against the back of the phone - BOOM activated. So cool… or maybe i’m just too easily amused :joy:


I thought it was a great feature and couldn’t wait to try it.

Didn’t work, had to do it manually!


The little things sometimes make the biggest difference :slight_smile:

It’s not a new thing but it’s really cool to use.

I love this feature when I signed up, gave me the ability to just activate my card without having to type out my card number :smiley: it’s genius!

Glad it’s not just me!

Does it work for iPhones? :joy:

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I believe it’s Android only as Apple do not allow apps to access the NFC hardware. Correct me if I’m wrong.


It didn’t work on my Android. No big deal, easy to do manually. :man_shrugging:

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Correct, they do allow some access but only for NDEF formatted tags (most of the ones you find that you tap) but not for smartcard communication. :signal_strength:


Just got a new joint account card but it didnt work for me sadly

NFC was definitely on

Yeah, I thought that was pretty cool! Definitely a genius idea… Monzo is way ahead of the game with these extra touches :relieved:

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Oh no! I’ve just received a new card and if I’d have known about this I would have given it a go! :sob:

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