- Withdraw cash at ATMs globally
- Instant notifications & budgeting tools
- Contactless, 3D Secure Mastercard debit card
- Fast and cheap international transfers
- Card locking via the Monese app
- Accepted in 200+ countries, app available in 12 languages
ATM Withdrawal Fee
Free up to €200 per month
No minimum deposit
Fast & cheap international transfers
Set up in-app recurring/routine payments
VISIT SITE 5 min to open account
Up to 5 free withdrawals
3D Secure Mastercard-Apple & Google Pay™
Save up for a specific goal via sub-accounts
Up to 20 withdrawals (Limit of $5000)
USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AUD, CAD & CNY local accounts
Get paid by companies & marketplaces worldwide
Up to £200 – Free
Over £200 – 3%
Instant notifications for transactions
In-app freeze/unfreeze account (if Mastercard is lost)
Free (up to £200/month)
Over £200 – 2%
Built-in budgeting features for savings, payments etc.
Instant exchange of 24 currencies into cryptocurrency
Online Banks or Mobile Banks is undoubtedly the hottest world trend in banking and finance in 2019. Don’t confuse it for online or mobile access to your regular bank account though: what we are looking at now is online/mobile ONLY banks which have their own features and bonuses.
It means that the customers get to have all the accustomed features, safety, regulation and service of the regular big banks, but in a modern, lightweight, and handy digital form-factor of a mobile application.
Safety. Despite operating fully online, most of the players in this niche are fully licensed and authorized as banks or financial institutions, meaning they meet the same requirements and fulfill the same highest standards as classic banks. Including the mandatory funds’ insurance. Choose authorized and insured companies only.
Efficiency. Top Online Banks choose not to reinvent the wheel, but rather outsource some services to the established experts. For example, despite being a relatively new service, N26 has established partnerships with the top-notch financial companies such as TransferWise (foreign exchange), Raisin (savings), Clark and Allianz (Insurance), Auxmoney (credit) and others, to be able to provide its customers with best & sterling products.
Usability. Many Online Banks will still provide you with a real international debit card, sometimes with free ATM withdrawals worldwide or within some region. It means that you can pay, withdraw money, block or unblock your card, set permissions or limits, and make other security changes — in other words, do everything you can do with a traditional bank, except easier & directly from the app or a desktop web-account. Look for features fitting your needs.
Fees and rates. Having a fully online business model means operating at a much lower cost than classic “bricks and mortar” banks. Thanks to huge savings on frugal organizational structures, no IT legacies and no expensive branch network, customers are getting outstanding value for their money by receiving higher interest rates and lower fees for transactions and account management. Choose the best cost-effective solution.
Accessibility. A fully online company doesn’t necessarily mean a small local business. For example, N26 is called one of the fastest growing banks in Europe and has more than 1 million customers across 17 European markets and over 430 employees. Choose a solid and established company.