The Colour of the Debit Card

(Leon) #292

Nah that seems like too much hard work, however you can do it for me while I watch, how’s that? :joy:


I’ve done it for fun on my previous Nationwide card because it was really ugly (and Monzo wasn’t around back then) so I can do it just fine provided you give me the plastic and pay for my time. :joy:

Basically the process was to get any blank chip card (the cheapest you could find, as you don’t care about its original chip), find a place that could print smart cards so you can get the design you want on it and once you got your printed plastic you move the chip over.

(Leon) #294

Hmmmm but if I am there watching you, then I am keeping you company so I expect half my fee back. Lol :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Like I said it’s not life or death just a little bit of hot coral plastic.


But you’re not the one who’s gonna be burning his fingers with the iron so I’m not gonna cut down my fees, that’s what’s paying for the risk. :joy:

(Leon) #296

I’ll be the one holding the water.

If you do get burnt I’ll be the one in a panic while you take the bowl of water out of my hands and dunk your fingers in.

That has to be worth something right? :+1::sob:

(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #297

Hi. Sure, people have an emotional reaction to colour. I was merely making the point that between the extremes of love and hate there are some who neither like nor dislike the colour of the Monzo card.

(Leon) #298

A interesting update of sorts I was sent two debit cards one after the other. One with a white core and another one with a hot coral core. The white core cars is a lot less pink and slightly more orange which is fine by me. :grin: So to cut a long story short, I have a spare hot coral core card.

(Leon) #299

I understand what you are saying but seen the colour is so different from what the vast majority of banks offer, I imagine most people will either like or dislike the colour.

(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #300

I think the colour causes conversation sometimes, which I guess is the point of it.

(Allie) #301

The chip has to have the connections in the same place, of course, or it won’t connect to the antenna - and even then some designs would be much easier to transplant than others…

(Peter Roberts) #302

You can colour me this. I don’t really care about it much eitherway but I do find it interesting. I’m more attracted to the minimalism of the card if anything

(pauloross90) #303

Monzo is fantastic - the only nag I have is the card colour. Wish they would consider offering a colour option at some point.
A bit embarrassed whenever I pull it out my Monzo card to pay for coffees during business meetings.
Screems 16 year old teenager pre-paid debit card. Needs a more grown up look, or at least options.

( related to Monzo CEO, Investor in Monzo ) #304

you and a few others :slight_smile: one thing I will say nobody, ever , never has commented on the colour of the horse on one of my other bank cards , whereas several have commented on my hot coral card - brand awareness ?

(Peter Roberts) #305

This is off topic :blush: but I’m loving your user title :sunglasses: heaven forbid we not know about your expertise :wink:

(pauloross90) #306

The current colour is fantastic for brand awareness but how feasible/desirable will it be to a mass market as Monzo continues to grow?

Love the concept of Monzo, love the innovation and how fast it moves and acts on new ideas.

Although is a neon debit card going to be suitable for everyone? It’s niche.

( related to Monzo CEO, Investor in Monzo ) #307

and it glows in fluorescent light - which is something else to look forward to :slight_smile: who would have thought everybody with baseball hats played hockey :slight_smile:

(Allie) #308

Nope, no bank is suitable for everyone. I love the card though, and for me it was a selling factor. Ultimately, I’d love to see some premium card choices, say, for a £5 fee. E.g. basic hot coral card, free. One of 20 or so exclusive designs? £5.

(Colin Robinson) #309

That’s a 200k niche I believe :slight_smile:

(Richard) #310

Not necessarily. Just something that people aren’t that concerned with. I personally think the hot coral and white text makes it look a bit tacky. I think the text should change to navy to tone it down a bit. My preferred option though woukd be to have a hot coral core card with navy front and back with hot coral text.

(Allie) #311

For me the design was one of the huge selling points… I love it. I don’t want another boring card!