I’m on my third card now and at least the current one and last one have been either very slow in being read at contactless readers or are not read at all (I’m not talking here about the known issue with some retailers not accepting payment, ie Superdrug).
The issue at readers is particularly noticeable when the card is used for transport. It regularly takes 3-4 attempts for the card to be read without error. As a red light flashes on the gate reader on failed attempts, this suggests that it is being read, but some issue is occurring. I have stopped using my Monzo at all on busses in London as there seems now way for it to work there.
I have also noticed that it is taking much longer (and not just my current card, but my last one too) at shops too at contactless readers.
Is this soemthing others have noticed? I know some friends have mentioned similar experiences, but keen to know if this is a wider issue.