The Credit Thing 4+

A free virtual payment card


    • 4.6 • 940 Ratings
    • Free

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Open an account with The Credit Thing. Use it with your own money for free, with no hidden fees. This is an app you'll want to use every day

The Credit Thin is for anyone who wants to try something new:
- You are new to the UK or want to try something different
- You want a change from the same big banks,
- You value innovation, convenience and transparency
- You prefer to talk with human customer service
- You are over 18 and a UK resident

With The Credit Thing you can:
- Add The Credit Thing to your Apple Pay then use contactless in store - it’s accepted wherever you see the Mastercard logo
- View your card details in-app and use them to spend online
- Faster payments to and from UK bank accounts
- Get real-time alerts on your spending.
- Make payments in the app.
- No additional fees for using your card abroad.

E-money accounts are not covered by the FSCS. Please go to for further information.
You will need to enable notifications in the mobile app to receive alerts.
If you have any questions or problems during the application process contact us in the app using chat.
The Credit Thing is a trading name of Koto Card Limited. Koto Card Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to perform regulated Consumer Credit activities (FRN 813940) and is an appointed eMoney agent of Prepay Technologies Ltd (FRN 900010). Koto Card Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (No. 11224081). Registered address: Nightingale House, 46-48 East Street, Epsom, Surrey, England, KT17 1HQ.

What’s New

Version 2.23.1

Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
940 Ratings

940 Ratings

Ганна Понікарчук ,

What a present to the UK market

I am so exited to use this service in the UK – being a devoted client of this company for years in Ukraine and now being able to experience the same level of service in the UK 💛

The Credit Thing for me is about humans helping me with my issues in minutes not robots, beautiful design, intuitive app and FAQ menu, and the company being on my side at all times.

If you live in the UK I believe it’s a must to use this service and support the company, so that we can show the world what is a perfect digital service 🙌🏻

Developer Response ,

It's really great to receive such positive feedback about our app and about our customer support cats 😸
We're all about providing the best service to our customers, and you inspire and motivate us 💪😼
Enjoy using The Credit Thing ✨

taki_tak ,

Best customer support

I had an issue with a money transfer. Before I could contact Support, they proactively reached out to me for some information needed to review my account. The whole issue was resolved in about 15 minutes on Saturday. I really appreciate them working out of hours to help customers.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing Koto! We're ready to move mountains for our customers. It was a pleasure to help you out. If you have an issue, we're always here for you :-)

ScullyUK ,

If you are not eligible then dont expect a mobile payment account

I applied and was not eligible which is not a problem but when they state the following in their app description then I expect a mobile payment account:

“If you are not eligible for credit yet, we’ll give you a mobile payment account until you are.”

I got into a chat with their support and I was simply told I am not eligible for credit and when asking more specifically about the mobile payment account, they asked me where I got my information from and said I my application was unsuccessful, yet again.

On a side note, my credit not great but its not bad either, I have just decided not to utilise credit services for the past 10 years to improve it. I take it they want to just leave bad credit searches on my credit file with their trickery app description instead of giving a chance to improve it. I wouldn’t mind if I got the mobile payment account so that I can prove my credit worthiness.

Developer Response ,

Hello! We are very sorry that we were not able to open an account for you. Please be assured we are following our Terms and Conditions when reviewing all applications - you can read more here ( We can see you're worried about your credit file - please don't worry about this. When your application is unsuccessful we don't leave a hard search on your credit file, so this will not harm your score in any way - nobody else can even see your application with us.

App Privacy

The developer, KOLO CARD LIMITED, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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