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Monese Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
When Monese founder Norris Koppel first moved to the UK from Estonia, he faced a frustrating experience that is all too common.
With no UK credit history or utility bills proving his address, he was immediately denied a bank account. Without one, he found it near ... Read more

Mission: Not only did we want to make opening and using an account as easy as ordering an Uber, we also wanted to ensure it was accessible to everyone and not just a select few with perfect credit scores and several month’s worth of utility bill ... Read more

Monese – Why Work For Us?

Our company

Monese, established in 2013 by Norris Koppel, was created to ensure everyone has access to next generation mobile financial services.

Founded on a range of values that we work to breathe into our product and our office culture - fairness, inclusivity, creative collaboration - we're looking for like-minded individuals to help us grow.

How about you grow with us?

Why Monese?

Develop yourself – with others
We believe in working together to create something big. Get an insight on Medium

We’ve got work to do
Next generation banking platforms don't build themselves. We're working to expand on our success - in a fast-paced, delivery driven environment. 

Truly a team effort
Based across four thriving office locations.

Perks and recreation

In addition to the excitement of working at Monese, we also offer a host of perks, including:

Flexible schedule
A work week that works for you - around core business hours.

Fun team events
Our renowned monthly team events offer a chance to mingle at Monese.

Share options
Every team member gets a share in the business.

Work on the go
Work from four office locations, or remotely when you need to.

Monese Reviews

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8 Ratings
  • "Ambitious company with clear social vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Monese full-time (Less than a year)


    Love the atmosphere in Monese - fast paced and exciting. It's a wonderful place for ambitious, creative people because the leadership team gives you ample room to make decisions and get things out the door. Monese also has a very clear social mission, and it makes a huge difference feeling that we are working towards something meaningful.


    A lack of structure holds us back sometimes, but that's being worked on.

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Monese Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Legal Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Monese (London, England) in September 2018.


    Applied for this role in May 2018 and was contacted in September 2018 to see whether still interested. Attended interview in September 2018 with COO which was fairly relaxed. Was contacted a few weeks later to say I would need to have a 2nd interview with the CEO and VP. Attended. Very general non-specific questions. Towards the end of the interview I was told that a contract would be sent to me by email to review...which I was slightly taken aback by as this was technically “homework”. After waiting 3 days for the contract to be sent, I chased to see when I would expect to receive it. I was promised that I would be contacted that same day. Nothing. Received an email today to say no offers would be made as they need a “very senior” person.....with FinTech experience. OK so what was the point of wanting to send me a contract to review?! I actually found the email insulting! I have the relevant legal experience and have had many “senior” roles prior reporting directly into COOs and MDs. FinTech experience no, but such experience does not impact the ability to read, understand and draft legal contracts and documentation!

    Lots of wasted time and effort, especially given the fact that no direct questions in relation to the role itself were asked. I was also informed that as a result of no offers being made they would be revisiting the JD itself however, I note the the same JD has been re-posted today.

    I have rated this experience as negative due to the length of time in dealing with my application, alongside the sheer amount of time wasting.

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Monese Awards & Accolades

  • Best Challenger-Bank, European Fintech Awards, 2016

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