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Poblwc
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I used to have a Monzo account but i closed it and I cannot open it again. Is there another similar one (not Starling) that limits spending. Monzo were good at limiting spending on debit cards . Starling offers this however i can easily unlock it which is not helpful. I also want a bank to stop gambling transactions. Thanks 

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Posted : 22nd April 2021 8:56 pm
Loux
 Loux
(@loux)

Have you contacted monzo to see if you could access another account that sounds the best option

I have starling but i respect why you dont want that one

The only other online back ive heard of us revolut and they can block gambling transactions i believe. But i have never had an account so i dont know how reliable/safe they are so please fully research if you decide to look.

Lou x

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Posted : 23rd April 2021 5:44 am
Poblwc
(@poblwc)

Yes i have tried contacting Monzo but no response. Thanks for your help Loux much appreciated. 

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Posted : 23rd April 2021 8:58 am
maxmaher
(@maxmaher)

monzo has a feature where it just bans all gambling transactions 

im not sure if any others offer that i use something called tide for my business banking seems to be quite good but not sure if it has the anti gambling features 

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Posted : 23rd April 2021 9:17 am
Forum admin
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Admin

Dear @poblwc,

most high-street banks offer gambling merchant blocks now, here is a list of the ones that do:

https://www.gamcare.org.uk/self-help/money-management/#banks

Natwest also has a 48hour cool-off period to remove the block, so maybe they are the best option. When you open the account you could also explain that you are in recovery and if there is a way to make a note of this on your account.

All the best,

Eva

Forum Admin

 

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Posted : 23rd April 2021 11:11 am
Poblwc
(@poblwc)

Thanks everyone i will look into it 

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Posted : 23rd April 2021 11:36 am
Debsy371
(@debsy371)

Hi pob, I’m with hsbc and they block gambling transactions and now have a 72 hour time frame if you decide to unblock

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Posted : 23rd April 2021 5:13 pm
Fighter_1
(@fighter_1)

First direct gives you the option to ban gambling too (will be same as HSBC as they are the same)

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Posted : 24th April 2021 12:20 am
Poblwc
(@poblwc)

Thanks all

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Posted : 25th April 2021 7:30 pm
raman3499
(@raman3499)

HSBC blocked my gambling transitions too.....

 

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Posted : 26th April 2021 9:49 am
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