Open office January


(Peter Johnstone) #1

Hi everyone! I was unfortunately unable to attend the open office evening last night, but I was wondering if there was anywhere that there’s a rundown of what was talked about, any news etc.? Or if anyone was there - what happened?

Thanks in advance!


( surohpotsirhC) #2

It was a very well attended event.

@paul stood up the front making it rain.

He actually gave a brief run through of how they got to the position they are now and how they’ll move forward. He flashed a real Monzo debit card, informed us that 1 or 2 members of the team now have current accounts for testing. They’ll increase this as they move on before opening it up to outside people. They’re not going to go full out with a big release. They’re going to stage it carefully and increase in 10’s, 100’s, 1000’s etc. He reiterated that you can expect the Current Account will have all the features of the pre-paid card but without the drawbacks such as pre-paid pumps declines.
They answered a few questions but I can’t recall them properly.


(Zainab Khan) #3

A closer look… :speak_no_evil:


Don't go, coral card! 😍
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(Daniel Warriner) #4

@Zainab The debit card geek inside me wonders if it’s the new or old MasterCard logo on the card? Pray tell! Pleaseeeeeeeee :laughing:


(Alex Sherwood) #5

It’s the new logo :tada: :heart_eyes:


(Daniel Warriner) #6

Oh I must’ve missed that! Cheers Alex! Finally a card company using the new logo!


(Josh Bray) #7

You tease. :smirk:

I want one :heart_eyes:


(Alex Sherwood) #8

Paul’s card had his name on it too… turns out I was mistaken & it wasn’t, sorry! :see_no_evil:


Name on card?
(Kieran McCann ) #9

It actually exists, I WANT IT!! :scream:

Not seeing a :monzo: though :thinking: Thought that would have replaced the Monzo text.


(Alex Sherwood) #10

I don’t think there’s enough contrast between the bottom right hand part of the :monzo: & the card :pensive:


(Kieran McCann ) #11

You make a good point.


#12

also it is good for non customers seeing or handling the card say in a shop to see the bank’s full name rather than just a logo


(Josh Bray) #13

I still think just the logo would be great


#14

The icon could be used with a black background like it appears on the Android desktop while the rest of the card is the iconic hot coral


#15

I did a write up of the event… it can be found here… Probably not the same as being there in reality but i hope it helps…

Regards

Bhavesh


#16

This makes me happy! :slight_smile:


(Alex Sherwood) #17

It’s good to hear your thoughts on how the marketplace might work

The customer journey will probably look like this: a customer requires a mortgage/loan, the customer will go to the Monzo platform, and Monzo will do the ‘behind the scenes’ complex number crunching, to get the the best deal for the customer. A win win revenue model, with partnership proposition and a multitude of FS, fintechs and other banks. I created this diagram on the train home from the event, to bring to life what is next in my eyes.

I’m sure that, that will be a viable business model (& perhaps the only way to manage the service while there aren’t many providers who’re part of the marketplace) but ultimately, I hope this isn’t the approach that they stick with, for the reasons I’ve explained here -


#18

I think it comes back to trust and affinity to brand. If monzo continues to keep that ethos of doing whats right for customers and revenue is a side effect then it will work. If they move KPIs to a revenue first model then it will fail. Trust is hard to get and very easy to lose.


(Peter Johnstone) #19

Thanks everyone for the updates! Delighted to hear about the progress to becoming a full bank, and really glad to hear about the staggered rollout! Hopefully I can make it along to the next one :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


(Alex Sherwood) #20

I never got a chance to talk to them but there was a rogue Lloyds bank employee at the event who was wearing a hot coral watch strap & shoes (or something else anyway) too :clap: