The Partnership Card app from John Lewis Finance.
Free to download, this UK mobile app is for John Lewis & Waitrose Partnership Card customers to manage their credit card securely on the go. Currently you can:
• Keep track of how many points you've earned towards John Lewis & Waitrose gift vouchers
• Review your credit card balance, credit limit & available credit
• Make a payment to your Partnership Card account
• See your credit card transactions & statements, including your spend at John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners
• Use our secure messaging system to contact Partnership Card customer services
• Setup and manage account and transaction alerts
• Temporarily freeze your card or block certain transaction types
The Partnership Card app is designed to work with mobile devices using iOS 10 and above, and may not be compatible with tablet devices
To use the Partnership Card app you'll need to be the primary cardholder on your John Lewis & Waitrose Partnership Card account.
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Better than it was but still really clunky!
More functionality than previous versions of app but still a poor example of a mobile banking app. Hate having to enter CVV number every time you want to log in. Password reset countdown banner covers most of the top functionality. Random bottom line tabs. Why are transactions not more accessible. Needed to update password. Seemed to think my password was incorrect so locked me out. Instructions for resetting password don’t fit current app version. Couldn’t get to login screen to reset my password. Had to delete app. Redownload it. Then reset up all my login information just to reset my password! Agree with previous reviewers. Need option to paste as many may use password manager to generate secure passwords.
Why can’t you paste?
Why on earth do the developers think it’s a good idea to stop you from pasting?! Using password managers is significantly more secure but because you can’t paste you can’t use them.
This also means you have to manually type your payment details too. Which again, are saved and should be allowed to auto fill. It’s actually easier to pick up my computer, sign into that and make a payment than it is through the app (I would try mobile safari but the developers also block pasting/auto fill on there too as apparently they hate their customers and our user experience).
Requiring me to type in my CVV every time I log in is overkill. Why not allow me an option if I want things locked down further? It’s not exactly hard for the other person with a face saved on my phone to get my CVV so what exactly is the security added? None, it’s just irritating. It’s harder to get into than my standard banking app and with that I can lose money if abused, with this all you could do is pay off my credit card bill. Or you could if you could cope with the horrendous user experience of manually typing all the digits.
Finally, from a user perspective - the buttons on the bottom are the easiest to reach. The one at the top is the hardest. Yet transactions are buried in the hamburger menu rather than along the bottom. Do you really think that we need to message you or view alerts more often than see our transactions?
Partially redeemable (Sep 2019 version)
Edit: Once you finally manage to sign into your account — I had to refer to my details on a second computer — the new 2.0 version does allow you to enable Touch ID support. However, you still need to enter your card’s CVV number, which is a little overkill.
My password had to be reset and shortened to 20 characters, which is an arbitrary limit that shouldn’t have been set.
The app is better for viewing your account, once you can access it, but I still wouldn’t recommend it wholeheartedly given how tortuous the initial login process has been made.
Original review below.
It’s 2019, yet this app’s developer seems to think preventing copy-paste from a password manager is a helpful security measure (pro tip: it isn’t).
My login password is 21+ random alphanumeric characters, which I can’t remember. I don’t want to use a guessable passphrase.
At the very least I should be able to paste the password from an app like LastPass.
As is, this 2.0 “update” to the app is a major step backwards. No support for Touch ID either. Even the useful quick balance feature has gone, making the app next to useless.
I may end up uninstalling this, as the app is functionally defective. Zero stars would be too high a rating.
Developer: please review apps from your banking peers. This app is years behind as far as its features and usability are concerned.
Not recommended at all.
- John Lewis Financial Services Limited
- 61.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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- © 2019 John Lewis Financial Services Limited
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.