You are better than that analogy.
Let not go crazy. They are competing with a free service that does it better, why would you pay for a crappier version just because it saves checking Credit Karma that once of twice a year you may want to see your report.
You certainly shouldn’t ever be paying to access your own data.
The other stuff in plus sure make em pay.
No one said everything in life has to be free .
Monzo have the ability produce much better premium offerings that should be paid for.
In this case it is free elsewhere and provided as a better service elsewhere. Simple.
That is the interesting question and my worry for using Monzo into the future.
It looks like while redeveloping Plus, Monzo grabbed every project being developed and pushed it into it to the detriment of the core offering.
I plan to try Plus on Tuesday, but it is not because I care for this credit score option.
Neither of those had ever been released, though, so… technically…
Actually, it may well be just because they were keeping it for Plus.
What can I say? I’m feeling humorous.
On the serious point, while I have a morbid fascination with my credit score to see if I can find any correlation between it and the real world, I place no value on it at all even if it is free.
Nobody should care about their score but should care about their actual record (which of course is not available within Monzo Plus). The point is you should not be charged to access your own data (which you are not if you go elsewhere). Monzo paywalling access to your own data is not a good look IMO.
That makes it even worse that they expect you to pay for a system they are part of in trading your data back n forth so they have info on you to see if you are a good egg. Trying to sell you access to it is unbelievably cheaky.
Essentially the only use is to make sure someone hasn’t nicked your identity and everything is in order.
Making this a plus benefit is ridiculous.
Fair enough but as we are being serious now, if Monzo do have to pay for access to this data (which I believe they’ve said they do) then how can they afford to pass it on for free at the moment?
(Now, I don’t know if they pay for it for their own use and passing it on is an extra which would colour my judgement.)
And it will be interesting to see where they go from here.
They don’t pay it’s reciprocal. You give us, we give you. Monzo are sending data like your income and monthly outgoings totals back in return.
TransUnion aren’t doing it for nowt.
Not really a customers concern. They can’t provide the app and data servers for free either. Let alone this community.
Just don’t provide the score. It is of no value to anyone anyway
TransUnion are the CRA.
They are required to allow you to access your own data they are holding on you for free.
But yeah Credit Karma just has an easier way to access it and again for free.
Yeah but they aren’t a charity so somebody’s paying someone somewhere.
If you aren’t a bank you’ll be paying them to do lookups on people’s records to either ID them or see if they are a good egg etc
loans, mortgages, comparison websites
TransUnion are absolutely rolling in it. They aren’t holding your data to be helpful.
The only way Monzo could have made it useful is to actually tailor it to Monzos lending criteria.
So it would say you need to be doing X to be able to get Y at Z percentage.
A bit like Zopa takes Equifax data and then creates a 1-10 borrowing power based on its own lending criteria.
I might agree for the Barclaycard integration because if I remember correctly, that didn’t come out of Labs.
The Credit Score though, that’s a different matter, that was being rolled out to customers and was clearly going to be part of the core offering by the wording of the original post and Blog coupled with the e-mail retracting the service.
I personally don’t have an issue with it as I’m getting it as part of Plus anyway but it does seem a bit disingenuous on Monzo’s part.
I wouldn’t call it disingenuous myself. I don’t think there’s been any attempt to deceive.
What we’re seeing is Monzo shift features around (in a highly volatile market right now) between their products. It sucks that the basic account has been frozen for so long, and I don’t agree with Monzo’s direction on this, but I don’t see that they’ve deliberately misled us on any of these issues.
Yeah I don’t think anyone at Monzo way back when though we’ll string a load of customers along into thinking they’ll get this for free, doing a muh-ha-ha little do they know they’ll have to be paying us £5 a month to actually get it.
Just a case of them brainstorming going right we need other things to add to Plus to make it sound better. Well the roll out of credit reporting didn’t really happen as we wanted, we’ll claw that back and shove it under a Plus benefit instead. Sure it’ll piss off a tiny percentage of forum users who wanted to see it but for millions of customers who didn’t know about it looks like we’ve created something new. Excellent thinking Brian, “do it”
I get the original aim behind Monzo to be not just a bank but a financial hub but in that regard there are others who have stolen that crown.
You can only see your score from one credit agency, so you still need to use other apps to view the others and they’re all free. And there are already websites that offer all of them combined which is what you want.
But my point still stands, why put it behind a paywall when it’s free from the provider. It’s Monzo’s choice but it doesn’t make a lot of sense. It feels a bit like, how can we justify £5.