It’s just called the mastercard hologram it’s one of the security features
To answer your question all debit cards carry it. There are brand specific versions, depending on if your card is Mastercard or Visa.
Good news. Hopefully easyJet staff will get the message soon.
And welcome back!
Thanks! I’ll have another look for the vector
Is there any update on FB messenger payments accepting Monzo? Always comes up saying card not supported.
Same here but I can only assume it’s a Facebook issue. I’ve complained to them several times but to no avail
I have no doubt it’s sillt Facebook. Just went to use it that’s all
I can confirm this is the case, flew LGW -> MPL on Sunday evening, bought £5 worth of drinks - paid with Monzo chip & pin offline.
Now Tuesday, stil hasn’t shown up on my app yet though - I assume normal for offline transactions…
They can take a few days to appear
I’ve had easyJet transactions turn up next day to about 3 days in the past. There was one exception; I made a purchase in the spring which hasn’t appeared yet.
Are you the sole reason they didn’t take Monzo
Could be. It was only £2, the hey could’ve bought an extra bright orange headrest cover
Having built a couple of ecommerce sites there’s a few reasons:
- It makes it clear ‘up front’ which types of card you accept (nothing more irritating that being asked ‘Card number’, entering in my Amex details and all the delivery and only then being told ‘Oh, we don’t support your card type - re-enter all those details again!’)
- Helps with UX formatting (different card types - again mainly Amex in the UK - have different ‘number groupings’, lengths and position of the “CVV” code: Amex normally on the front)
- Allows more instant verification (“oh, you’ve said it’s an Visa card but the number starts with a 5 meaning it’s Mastercard - have you made a mistake already?”)
- Some more ‘exotic’ cards (China UnionPay and Diners Club enRoute) don’t actually support Luhn verification and so you may want to disable that on the front end validation when they select the card type.
- Finally, if the merchant has different backend processors for each card type, allowing the user to select means you don’t have to bother maintaining the BIN tables.
But, yes, technology wise (apart from updating the BIN tables), there’s no real reason to force a user to select a card type.
Our local post office still won’t accept it because it’s a ‘mastercard’ and they don’t ‘support credit cards’ which is really damn annoying. It’s a debit card! Is this something Monzo should contact them about?
Have you not shown them on the card that it says debit?
Of course my horse
To be fair the guy even said, “OK, try it” but as soon as I put the card in the machine it declined.
The most ironic thing is I had to go to their ATM just outside, withdraw a tenner and then pay in cash. It really boggles the mind.
I’ve paid with credit cards in the post office before…
Was it at the Post Office counter, or a shop counter in a Post Office?