We launched Monese with the idea of being a mobile money service that’s inclusive and immediately available for anyone. Over the past few years, we’ve been hard at work building an app that gives people the financial freedom to thrive anywhere, one that provides you with all the essential means to follow your dreams. Today, 2 million people from all over Europe have joined Monese - including George from Greece.
We asked some of our happy and satisfied customers to tell us how Monese has changed their lives, and we received some great feedback. George from Athens, Greece, was glad to talk about his experience with Monese.
I opened a Monese account because I wanted to save money when transferring funds to my Greek bank account.
George is 28 years old and works for one of the biggest social media apps in London. He’s used to travelling a lot for both business and pleasure. When we asked why he opened a Monese account in the first place, he said: “I opened a Monese account because I wanted to save money when transferring funds to my Greek bank account”.
Easy to open - easy to use
Monese is effortless and straightforward. This is what customers tend to love most about us. Like many living abroad, George knows how difficult it is to open an account at a traditional bank in the UK. Banks often require specific paperwork proving your address in the country, sometimes a UK credit check and tons of other documents you may not have yet as a new expat.
What I love about Monese is that it was super easy to open an account.
Having gone through this, Monese helped George get an account set up, so he had somewhere to store his money safely and securely, without the hassle and headache. “What I love about Monese is that it was super easy to open an account. You just download the app, and within a few minutes, you’re all set”, he said. “It’s brilliant! Also, the app is very simple to use.”
Tracking your expenses
Keeping control of your finances can be difficult. That’s why we created our Spending Overview feature to help you monitor when and where you are spending daily. For George, keeping a careful eye on his expenses is key to helping him manage his money.
Monese has given me financial freedom by being able to track my expenses in real time.
It also helps him while shopping, thanks to real-time notifications. “Monese has given me financial freedom by being able to track my expenses in real-time. The only thing I need to do is open the app and have a look at what I spent”, he added. “I got a new camera, and I used my Monese card to pay for it — super easy. I had a notification instantly on my phone that I actually spent that much money. It’s very convenient!’’.
Having a dual account
Monese customers have the added benefit of holding two currency accounts: EUR and GBP. As a frequent traveller, George makes excellent use of Monese and the dual currency option. Thanks to this, he can work anywhere and use the Monese card just as he would in his home country.
I travel a lot for work, in many different countries in Europe and I find it very convenient that I have both pounds and euros in just one app.
It’s also suitable for when he is traveling back home to visit friends and family. “I travel a lot for work, in many different countries in Europe and I find it very convenient that I have both pounds and euros in just one app. I just love it’’, he commented. “Whenever I go back home to Greece, I just use the card, no hidden charges. It works perfectly”.
Monese is freedom.
We're thrilled to have happy customers like George on board. With his Monese account, George enjoys a fantastic experience which includes up to €200 of free monthly ATM withdrawals worldwide, up to €2,000 of free foreign currency card spending and free and instant currency transfers to other Monese users — and complete peace of mind! “This card gives me the freedom to do whatever I want”, George concluded. “Monese is freedom”.
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