I’m currently using a pot to save up for something, and then once I’ve saved up enough money, I buy the thing. Nothing special. What would be really cool, is for there to be some way of saying “next time money is taken from my account, take it from this pot”. That way I can go to the shops to buy the thing, and make sure the money comes out of that pot.
At the moment I have to close the pot, or otherwise transfer the money out of the pot, in order to spend that money, so the UXP flow is kinda borked when you have to dump the money out of the pot to then spend it.
This would be great! And to add to that … and it’s probably been mentioned before… bills from specific pots, even locked pots.
I’ve got different bank accounts for house bills, etc etc. I put money in and the direct debits just come out but id rather have it all in Monzo, separate pots with money coming out of those pots without shuffling about.
edit sadly it doesn’t seem this is a solution unless you already have the funds in your account
There is a way to do this now but it’s using IFTTT.
If > Monzo > any card purchase
Then > Monzo > move money out of a pot
The only trouble with this would be that you have to go to IFTTT and switch it on before the purchase and off again after, but I recon that’s easier than having to close a pot for now until Monzo make a feature.
I have it set up that it takes groceries out of my groceries pot and it does seem to take it directly from the pot without my account being touched. I don’t know though whether you would need the amount in your account just in case… I’m still very new to Monzo and IFTTT (just over a week!) so still learning. And thanks!
This is what it looks like in my account feed. You could be right then that it takes it out of my account then that it takes it out then pays you back. The whole “withdrawn from pot” seems to contradict the + which suggests the money has gone in.
To relate back to OP, I think nickh is right so unfortunately this might not be a solution, sorry…
I’d like it as something you can turn on in pot settings or something, which turns itself back off after the next purchase. The idea being that you’ve saved up and are buying the thing you saved up for.
IFTTT does kinda work but that’d be a continuous situation which you’d have to keep an eye on, which isn’t ideal. IFTTT also needs more granular triggers really, as well as triggers for incoming funds, but that’s a bit off topic.
Yeah this would be very handy for bills and other committed spending. In the direct debits tab say “pay this DD from this pot”. That way when I get paid I can move all that money straight into my bills pot so my “main account” bit is just disposable money