Vertical Card Discussion (All Banks) 💳

Mine’s white!

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If by “done differently” you mean “never been done before”, then it is by definition both modern and forward-thinking. Of course, that doesn’t make it nice to look at.

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I quite like the vertical design, but wish the teal wasn’t quite so sparkly looking.

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Not sure how you can have a forward-thinking debit card? It is modern though but then so is every other debit card on the market, objectively speaking

Similar with the new Curve card. It looks good, and I expect its a recent change to the Mastercard standards that allow it to happen.

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Discussed in threads below;

https://community.monzo.com/t/custom-card-designs/39203?u=sc95

https://community.monzo.com/t/i-redesigned-the-monzo-debit-card-what-are-your-thoughts/34603?u=sc95

https://community.monzo.com/t/card-design/14350?u=sc95

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Hey @Apscott9 ,

Hope you don’t mind but I’ve merged your thread with an existing one on the same topic.
Feel free to continue the discussion :slight_smile:

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One of the interesting things about Starling is that in Apple Wallet, the card is landscape (as all the cards are) while the physical card is portrait. I’m assuming any others are the same as they have a forced landscape orientation on payment cards…

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Just an FYI, I ended up writing a long form article on our entire process with the debit card and welcome pack design:

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Hey @wernah, it’s been posted here: Aussie bank welcome pack

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Not a bank card but the coop card is vertical and looks surprisingly sharp.

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Very interesting read! Thanks :slight_smile:

Co–op card is nice and tactile.

Yep, I was really surprised by how nice it felt and looked when I got it.

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I’m confused… what’s the advantage of a vertical card over a horizontal one?

  • Makes marginally more sense for common interactions like inserting, tapping
  • Looks cool
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What’s the advantage of a horizontal card over a vertical one?

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That’s a good point, although my argument would be most wallet’s are designed for horizontal cards. I don’t know why cards were/are horizontal to begin with

Perhaps I’m biased; my wallet holds cards in portrait.

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I’m realising it’s a circular discussion :joy::rofl:. I wonder if the original horizontal choice was due to it being laid out like a cheque(my guess)