Viola Black Discussion & Feedback

(Tony, Secret Lemonade Drinker) #133

What a wasted opportunity!!

(#savetheseabass) #134

Viola violet vertical virtual :thinking:

(Herp Derp) #135

I am waiting for the Hot Viola card that is one shade from Hot Coral, the strapline would be:

Monzo moved over coz we are bigger, so big we took their colour as well as their customers

(Valeri) #136

You mean, they claim to have other products, but I’ve seen no proof of that…

On their website there’s the claim that the Viola Black app will be available within 48h… but given how dodgy the site is, I don’t have great expectation of the app…

Our brand new app will be ready to download within the next 48 hours. In the meantime, please sign up for your Viola Black account using the registration link below. We can then complete your registration and send your card out to you as soon as possible.


(NM) #137

They have an interesting balance sheet on companies house


I was just out and heard a closing jingle:

get your finances on track with Viola Black

I didn’t catch the main body of the ad. Could there have been a Monzo mention?

(Colin Robinson) #139

Why do I keep thinking of these guys?

(James Prince) #140

This is hilarious. I really hope the founders of Viola are discussing privately how quickly they can remove all advertising from London before their company goes into a dire state :joy:

(Mark Edmonds) #141

They have an arena named after them too…

(Justin) #142

Baffling. I saw an ad on the tube yesterday, and decided to take a look. It feels like it’s aimed at taking advantage of unsophisticated people :flushed: who are unlikely to understand their pricing structure, but may be reassured by the fact that they say they’re clear about the fact they charge you (in contrast to some legacy banks in the past). Or potentially at people who think they may not be able to get an account elsewhere.

They state on their homepage that they charge you, but refrain from saying how much until you dig further into their site. Even their pricing page shows no details, and it’s only in their FAQ that there’s any information available. They appear to have errors all over their site (see below), and there are additional intermittent errors while loading some pages. Not a very professional job so far, in my humble opinion.

I’m curious to see what happens next :exploding_head:

(Sam) #143

Looks like they’ve not even developed their own website themselves… Not what I’d want to see from a supposed “Monzo killer”.

(Simon B) #144

The memeness is happening (see thread)

(Peter Reid) #145

Brilliant :rofl:
For those who don’t clearly spot it - the layer the card is on is behind that for the bezel of the phone! Glad to see their graphic designer is almost as good as their marketing department - then again marketing would have had to approve it (you’d hope) so it’s all on them anyway.

Beginning to think we should rename this thread to:

Why to be wary of Viola Black


(Simon B) #146

Apparently there’s audio ads running on Capital Radio, which mention us in the audio advert too?

(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #147

“There’s only one thing worse than being talked about…”

(Herp Derp) #148

I wonder if Viola Google themselves and if they do are they reading this, if they are they should join up so we can tell the how much we love what they are doing.

(Peter Reid) #149

Looks like they’re using wordpress? There isn’t really anything to me that stands out as it’d need updating? I mean maybe the FAQs but these days you can always use a static site generator e.g. Gatsby or Hugo and re-deploy pretty quickly…


That’s what I heard earlier! I only caught the closing jingle though.

(Tom ) split this topic #151

A post was merged into an existing topic: Monzo - 2019 - Will it Thrive or Fail?


They’re using PHP with display errors enabled in production?!?!? Their web admin needs to be shot. Or at least exiled.

Also, WordPress. Ha. It’s a mostly static site, isn’t it? What’s wrong with some hand written HTML & CSS!