Our Next Update: Who will prevail? Who will be cruely cast aside?
1. Best Monzo Launch (UK)
Previously, on the Big 2022 in Review Poll, we had ten launches fall aside with zero votes. Sadness!
Today, we have seven launches with just one vote. Including one of mine!
- Borrow more on top of your Monzo loan
- Connected Mortgages in Labs
- Exclude categories in Trends
- Increasing Flex limits
- Sainsbury’s Bank in Connected Accounts
- Samsung Pay!
- Year view in Trends
I speak only for myself when I say that Year View in Trends getting only one vote (from me, obvs) is a travesty! It’s a small thing, but it’s fundamentally changed how I use Trends and has added so much value to the product. I feel very sad it’s languishing near the bottom!
2. Best Monzo Launch (US)
Fewer options to vote for in the US, but our penultimate placing gets two whole votes (twice that yearly view in Trends got in the UK - I’m still not over that!):
A lovely bit of Monzo Magic for the US market - slightly reminiscent of the quality of life stuff that Monzo would build in the early days in the UK. But this rounds out the US-specific functionality in this poll, both of them at the bottom! I’m still blaming there not being enough US folks around these parts - more folks from across the pond needed! Now, I wonder if we can get Tip Calculator in the UK app for when we go to the States (or visit other places where tips are kinda mandatory)?
Just four launches left on the list for the US - the next two have four and six votes respectively!
3. Best Community Moment
Another draw! Two more revealed under the spoiler tag…
Maybe the Community is feeling guilty at all the requests for @jackcully emojis? And with the CASS switching maybe it’s recency bias, given it was a while ago now? And we don’t CASS every day, so maybe it’s just that it’s not high in our consciousness? By the way, for our US friends and others, CASS is the Current Account Switching Service - it let’s you move bank account keeping all your direct debits and standing orders in place, and redirecting funds from your old account. It’s kinda cool.
I also feel moved to say that coming towards the bottom of this list isn’t failure - this is the short list so represents the best community moments of the year, so anything on it is already a winner!
4. Most Suffering Monzonaut
Okay, embargo lifted!
Who’s definitely not the most suffering Monzonaut? Coming last in the poll is…
This is excellent news because all I can read into it is that being mistaken for me is no bad thing! Onwards!
5. Best Community Engagement
Embargoes falling left right and centre!
But this one breaks my (hot coral) heart
Coming last (say it isn’t so) on the shortlist of community excellence, is…
No!!! These are really one of my favourite teams. The folks behind Trends, Connected Accounts and all sorts of other fun stuff are out. I’m gutted. Just remember this was a short list of excellence - you still one of da best!
Anyway, a special shout-out to @avb @tjvr @RoreEricaOkoh and the whole team for your efforts. Chapeau!
6. Most Anticipated New Feature
The @davidwalton award for corporate espionage gathers pace! A few to get through here, so we’ll reveal a couple today…
Previously, we had position 10 shared as Get Paid Early in the US and Full Roll Out of Connected Accounts in the UK. What about positions 7 and 8?
Coming 8th (with 2 votes):
- Change Your Flex Payment Date (UK)
Coming 7th (with 3 votes):
Two more to go with single digit percentage votes, then onto the big stuff!
5. Best Mondzo Logo
With 6% of the vote, we have the classic Monzo logo, Mondo style!
It’s pretty similar to the Monzo version - does that mean that one will be next?
I’m off to shed a tear and comfort the Paid Team. More tomorrow!