App-only bank Monzo went down

Jake Kanter
Tom Blomfield, CEO, Monzo (1)

Monzo

LONDON — App-only startup bank Monzo went down on Sunday — and normal service was not expected to be resumed until 6 p.m.

Monzo notified users that it was having issues with a supplier that may not be resolved until "nightfall." The company is providing regular updates on its website.

The problems, Monzo said, were affecting card payments, top ups, and sending money. Some 120,000 people have a funded account with the company, according to an investment deck seen by Business Insider this week.

Monzo said: "One of our suppliers needs to run an unexpected, large migration and we are waiting for further information. We don't have a firm estimate when this will be completed and suggest everyone uses another card today."

International money exchange startup Revolut is also being impacted. "Our card payment processor is experiencing an issue, which is causing card payments to fail," the company tweeted on Sunday.

Monzo users were tweeting their concerns about the disruption.

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Not cool @monzo almost stuck in a car park but luckily able to pay with Apple Pay. I know you're Beta but that's an unacceptable failure. pic.twitter.com/rLUSa1THih Tweet Embed:
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People at Monzo having an awful day, I love them but can't help but think this is a death sentence #monzo pic.twitter.com/UXEBltKpHW

Monzo has told its investors it wants to reach one billion customers worldwide. It is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise £2.5 million, alongside £19.5 million raised from institutional investors.

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