mycard2go VISA and VPAY prepaid review: quite good if you don’t need it asap

After using the mycard2go for almost two weeks now, I can give you some additional information on top of what the official website tells you. Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions that you might have in the comments section. Purchasing and activating Purchasing this card was harder than I thought. However, once Read More …

CosmosDirekt requires you to provide a German IBAN

The first entry in the IBAN Discrimination Hall of Shame is CosmosDirekt. CosmosDirekt is a German insurance company offering products from liability insurance to car and life insurance. As of July 2016, CosmosDirekt forces the user to provide a German IBAN using bad UI design. See for yourself:   Screenshot of “Update your bank details”-page. Read More …

Yet another Number26 privacy horror: Customer information was forwarded to SCHUFA without permission

Update: Please differentiate query (first entry in the screenshot, greyed out) and data forwarding (second entry and what this is really about). This is a common misconception. Their overdraft policy only allows data about the account to be forwarded if there is an actual overdraft set up! Update 2 (2016-03-03): Because I blogged about the Read More …

After the storm: Number26 clarifies what data is stored and transmitted via NFC

After causing quite a shitstorm a couple of days ago by blogging about the chattiness of their payment cards, Number26 has now release a document in their new support center. If they had communicated their card’s privacy settings (or their lack of)m from the beginning, no-one would have had a reason to be outraged. But Read More …

Revolut users can now Top-Up with their Number26 Mastercard

Almost a month ago, I was trying to top up my Revolut account with my Number26 debit card. The process could not be completed, because Revolut thought it would be a credit card and not a debit card. They have then claimed to have forwarded this to their payment processor, but after resolving my ticket, Read More …