After years of peddling brightly coloured plastic cards, digital banking start-ups have upped their game and turned to a new way to generate hype: metal bank cards.
Monzo is preparing to release its own metal card in the coming weeks, a controversial decision which kickstarted days of debate online over how much the firm will charge customers for the privilege of using the card.
An early experiment of charging a £90 upfront cost has been ditched, and the start-up is now planning to charge around £7.50 a month for 12 months.
Rival digital banks Revolut and N26 have already released their own metal bank cards – with Revolut charging £120 a year for its steel card which includes a concierge service…
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