I’ve not seen anyone mention this yet (recently). Sorry if there is already a chat ongoing.
Stocard is an app to manage your loyalty cards - so instead of carrying them all around, you can open the app and scan the card through that instead. I’ve personally got Co-op, Holland and Barrett, Waitrose and KFC in the app.
They’ve just launched their own pre-pay virtual ApplePay card. So, through the app you can now get a Mastercard debit account that you top-up and then pay using ApplePay (not sure if it’s also launched on Android?). You don’t get a physical card and I don’t even think you can see your full card number so you can only use it for ApplePay (you don’t get a CVS number either).
It’ll be interesting to see how that develops though. At the moment, I can’t see any reason why I’d bother using the virtual card apart from maybe for budgeting but what would make it actually useful would be if they can link the loyalty cards with the payment card. This would then set Stocard up as a competitor to Flux (available on Monzo) where you don’t need a separate loyalty card to get the benefits of the scheme.
Anyone trying this yet? Have an opinion on it?