Monzo hits the high streets with PayPoint partnership

By Ryan Weeks on Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Following in Starling’s footsteps, Monzo customers can now deposit cash in-store.

From today, customers of the digital bank Monzo will be able to deposit cash at any of 28,000 PayPoint stores across the UK.

Only last week, Starling Bank announced a similar partnership with the Post Office, giving its customers the ability to withdraw or deposit cash at 11,500 branches across the country.

In announcing its PayPoint partnership, Monzo pointedly remarked that its users now have access to a network of corner shops and convenience stores that is larger than all banks, post offices and supermarkets combined.

Recent research from Which? shows that the UK has been stripped of nearly two-thirds of its bank and building society branches in the last 30 years. Digital banks seem to be attacking this issue through partnerships with other kinds of branch network-boasting organisations, rather than with established banks.

Monzo’s co-founder and CEO Tom Blomfield said in a statement: “Though we’re heading towards a cashless society, many payments are still made using cash. By partnering with PayPoint, Monzo customers can deposit their money easily and conveniently whenever they need to.”

Monzo customers can deposit between £5 and £300 at a time and will face a fee of £1 per deposit. A maximum of £1,000 every six months can be paid in via PayPoint deposits.

The digital bank entered into the UK's growing stable of unicorn companies in October when it raised £85m in a Series E round led by General Catalyst and Accel. 

 

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