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Monese Overview

London, England
201 to 500 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

Company Updates

  • �� We're thrilled to announce we've hit 1 million sign-ups! A huge thanks to all our customers (and massive congratulations to our team) for making it happen.

    Read more here:

    Thanks a million! | Monese

    Over 1 million people have now signed up to Monese - and we couldn't have done it without you!

  • We had the privilege of hosting the president of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, and the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia, Rene Tammist, at our Lisbon office, where Norris Koppel told the story of the global banking service we’re building.

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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.

Our fast growing team is located in London (UK), Tallinn (Estonia), Lisbon (Portugal) and Berlin (Germany). By working with us, you will be part of a carefully selected team who are great at what they do and share the belief in our mission of making banking available to everybody. We’re not just a start-up with an idea; we have a proven business model that is growing exponentially and generates strong revenues.

Join Monese at Career Hunt 2019

Apply for the chance to get an all-expenses-paid trip to Tallinn, to meet us and learn more about working in Estonia!

Now in its second year, Estonia’s Career Hunt initiative is designed to draw the world’s top tech talent to Tallinn, to match them with the country’s biggest tech companies. It was started by the Estonian Government via its Work in Estonia programme.

The top 25 candidates will get flown into Tallinn, with all of their expenses paid, to meet their potential employers and learn more about living in the Nordic tech hub.

The competition is nothing to scoff at – over 5,500 people applied last year, out of which 23 made the trip for the final, face-to-face round of interviews. Seven of them started new jobs in the country shortly after!

Join us as an Android Developer

We fully support this programme, and we’re excited to play our part. So if you’re an Android Developer, come joined a seasoned, cross-functional team of developers, analysts, designers and growth hackers to craft the next generation of mobile banking features for our Android apps.


You’ve got until March 21st to enter. See you in Tallinn!

Monese Reviews

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    "Great employer, good product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallinn (Estonia)
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    I have been working at Monese full-time


    Great compensation, great office environment with plenty of perks. The workforce is very diverse and the people are fun to both work and hang out with.

    Team structure is quite well thought out and management never feels too far from "the little guy". Bureaucracy is minimal and it's easy to get involved with the product, thereby making it feel more like something you've made and less like something you helped someone else make.


    Growing pains from scaling the company has had somewhat of a negative effect. Some stakeholders have been forgotten about in the name of growth. While the product is well made, the underlying service could use improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Try to strike a better balance between the customers you want and the customers you have. Focus on improving the experience for every user instead of playing the numbers game.

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Monese Photos

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Monese Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Android Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Remote, OR (US)
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    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Monese (Remote, OR (US)).


    first had to complete a test, sample app.
    then had an interview with human resources, just presenting myself and such things.
    then had another more technical interview with the tech group

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Monese Awards & Accolades

  • Best Challenger-Bank, European Fintech Awards, 2016

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