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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

  • ��‍�� Innovate Finance co-hosted their first Women in Fintech Speed Mentoring event recently and invited our Head of Licensing Ambreen Kashru as a mentor.

    Here's what she had to say about her experience: "I enjoyed this event. The mentees were great and inspirational, showing an immense enthusiasm to progress in their professional lives. I can't wait to meet them again and mentor some wonderful, motivated women".

  • ���� We're growing our Customer Support team in Lisbon!

    If you want to know more about living in the Portuguese capital, our blog features some insights from our team on the ground — many of whom have moved from another country themselves:

    Find all our available roles here:

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Monese – Why Work With 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

  • "Amazing culture and collaborative working"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Lead in London, England
    Current Employee - Commercial Lead in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monese full-time (More than a year)


    Supportive and collaborative culture empowering people to drive the company forward


    Teams could be more synchronised in terms of projects

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Monese Photos

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Monese Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

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    Android Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monese (London, England) in April 2019.


    I came to Monese through an agent, I liked the company and I went ahead.
    My interview process started with a Skype call with an HR person to talk about my background, my experience and my current role.
    Then I received a code test to write a basic application using MVVM.
    And the last step was a face to face interview with part of the mobile team to talk about my solution to the code challenge, technical questions, architectures, patterns, third party libraries, testing, how I like to work, etc.
    The next day I received an offer but unfortunately I couldn't accept it for personal reasons.
    The whole process took about 3 weeks. The people were always nice and the environment there looked pretty well.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to refactor some legacy code, what steps would you do?   Answer Question
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Monese Awards & Accolades

  • Best Challenger-Bank, European Fintech Awards, 2016

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