What is Yonda?
Yonda earns you money you look forward to spending. It's a new spend and save app, that comes with a contactless prepaid card. What makes Yonda different is that you earn a rebate — called Coin — each time you spend at one of our partner shops, restaurants or experiences. Coin is real money that you can use to help you hit your savings goals and treat yourself or someone else. You only spend what you have in your account, so you have full control over your spending, and peace of mind. Just top up your card balance and shop online or tap-and-pay.
How can I get hold of a Yonda card?
Really easily! Just download the Yonda app (search 'Yonda') on iOS or Android, sign up in just a few minutes and you're done.
Is Yonda a bank?
No. Your Yonda card is a prepaid card which you need to top up using your debit card. Yonda is licensed by Mastercard International and issued by Blackhawk Network (UK) Ltd, an Electronic Money Institution authorised in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with Firm Reference number 900023.
Do I need to be a UK resident?
Yes. For now, you need to live in the UK to get a Yonda card. But we want to share that Minted feeling with more people in more places so watch this space!
How do I register for a Yonda card and what information do you need?
The Yonda app takes you through the registration journey step-by-step. We won't ask for any more information than we need: your name, contact details, date of birth and home address. You create a password and give details of some official ID that we verify. We might ask you to take a picture of your ID on your phone and submit it via the app if we can't verify your ID automatically
Is the money I put on my Yonda card safe?
Your money is fully protected as Yonda has an E-Money Licence from the FCA. This means that your money is protected in a safeguarded account. You're the only person who controls what happens with the money in your account.
What age do I need to be?
For now, you need to be at least 18 to get a Yonda card. We're working on making it available to people younger than that so bear with us if you're not quite old enough yet.
What fees do you charge for using Yonda?
Absolutely nada. That's right—you won't be charged a thing to get or use your Yonda card. We reckon bringing your Y game is a lot easier when you keep things simple.
Do I have to pay to get a Yonda card?
Nope – we’ll send you a card for free. Activate it and start spending, and you’ll soon be coining it in. Keep using your Yonda card and it won’t cost you a penny, in fact you could earn pounds.