I think they’ve launched another prepaid card
I think this one was already in existence. But not sure
Looks like it. From a little Googling it looks like it has a few alternate names/brands.
I also want to point out that that Twitter video literally makes the product look like it was made for Lord Sugar in a challenge for The Apprentice
I haven’t seen the twitter video.
I’m beyond confused at this point with what is current brand and what isn’t etc.
According to their “group” website, they are all current brands - just with different target audience I guess.
The Wallet one seems to be specific to Indian market, though.
I imagine just a little bit like Virgin, but for finances.
Listen guys the only thing that matters is this:
Keeeeepp your finanncessss on traaaaaaccckkkkkk with Violaaaa Blackkkkk
A friend just linked me this on Twitter.
Apparently looks like the director of Viola trying to act like a random person who just found out about his own product and went to sign up twitter.com/ElPedroCat/status/1081162724552380417
Scroll up, we already spotted that
From the looks of a colleague’s computer, Viola Black are also advertising on the Daily Mail’s website. Seems like a pretty hefty marketing budget.
I had loads of adverts on Buzzfeed
This page seems to have all but disappeared now…
I always wondered this because in the early days of Monzo and Starling I would have seemingly random card declines in certain places - but when HSBC switched all of their Premier credit cards from Visa to MasterCard (which I believe was the first MasterCard HSBC did in the UK) there was zero issue and it worked flawlessly so your explanation settles that.
Just realised that I actually haven’t seen a picture of a physical viola black card anywhere, not even a stock photo?
We’d seen physical pictures of Monzo cards well before the launch as far as I remember?
Wonder if Viola group themselves even have any
I can’t believe they haven’t at least produced mock cards given the amount they’ve spent in advertising. They may not have any working cards, but a fake one is just a bit of rectangular coloured plastic.
Should give you an idea of the look.
I also got that ad , the voiceover says “new way to manage money …bla bla… move over monzo”
Maybe they’re being ultra techie and going virtual card first… Highly highly doubt it though
I genuinely think this advertisement is only doing any good for Monzo. First I thought that it says Move over to Monzo anyway. Then I just thought that people who don’t know Monzo might look it up when they see this and others will laugh about it when they look at the fees.
Looks like Which? have picked up on the Viola Black ‘hype’.
Seems a pretty fair assessment to me.
Is this a good time to tell you that Monzo are opening a new office in Cardiff??