Over the years, we’ve built a product to help our community live their lives virtually anywhere. With more than 2 million sign-ups from all over Europe today, we're always on the lookout for our customers’ stories. We’re eager to learn more about them and see how Monese has made a difference in their lives. Today, we’re delighted to introduce Brittany, a Luxembourg American living in France.
Brittany lives in Paris and was happy to talk to us about her experience with Monese. This is her story.
I needed a way to pay rent, receive money and take out cash in the UK without the hassle of opening a traditional bank account.
Brittany, 26, works in Paris while also taking courses in the UK. Brittany has always been a woman on the go. She’s lived in four countries in the last five years and travels even more. When we asked why she opened a Monese account, she said, “I needed a way to pay rent, receive money and take out cash in the UK without the hassle of opening a traditional bank account”.
A Monese account in minutes
Shortly after moving from Edinburgh to Paris, Brittany decided to continue her studies and enroll in some courses in the UK. “Since I didn’t plan on being in the UK for long, I needed a simple way to pay for a short-term lease”, she shared. “But expats are often stuck in a conundrum: you need a bank account to get a flat, but you need a flat to get a bank”!
I set up an account with Monese in a few minutes — no fuss, no headache.
Determined to find a solution to her problem, Brittany did some research and stumbled upon Monese. “I set up an account with Monese in a few minutes - no fuss, no headache”, she shared. “Monese helped make my move between countries easier”.
Transfer money fast
At Monese, we’re into offering an account that’s as flexible as you. You can use your app to access your money no matter where you are and move money between all your currency accounts instantly and for free! You also get the best exchange rates when converting and sending money abroad.
With Monese, moving money between my accounts is instant, with zero fees.
Brittany, for example, uses Monese to transfer money from her French bank account to her Monese EUR account. Then, she quickly switches her euros to pounds whenever she needs to. “With Monese, moving money between my accounts is instant, with zero fees’’, she commented. Brittany has the freedom to move and go wherever she needs to without worrying about accessing her money. She can also easily keep an eye on her spending as she gets instant notifications whenever there’s activity on her accounts.
Like many of our customers, Brittany likes to put away a little extra money whenever she can. As part of our growing range of money management tools, we released Monese pots. We added some cool and useful new features that will make saving money that much easier - and faster.
I like the pots feature for tucking money away and keeping it separate from my day-to-day spending - out of sight, out of mind.
Pots give Brittany a place to keep her money until she needs it. “I like the pots feature for tucking money away and keeping it separate from my day-to-day spending — out of sight, out of mind”. With our new and improved pots, she can create up to 10 different pots for each of her currency accounts. She can also set up recurring payments, which will automatically move money from her account to a designated pot.
Monese has made life simple for people like me who aren’t bound to one place.
Happy customers like Brittany drive us to keep working hard on improving our service every day. With her Classic plan, Brittany enjoys up to €900 ATM withdrawals worldwide, up to €9,000 of free foreign currency card spending and free and instant transfers between Monese accounts — not to mention total and complete peace of mind! “Monese has made life simple for people like me who aren’t bound to one place”, Brittany concluded. “Globetrotters needed a modern solution, and Monese gave it to us”.
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