The everyday current account
Viola Black is the everyday current account and prepaid card for everyday people.
As part of Viola Money, we believe that money management should be a necessity, not a privilege. No matter who you are, where you are from or how much you earn, opening and using your Viola Black current account is simple, exactly how managing your money should be.
A simple dashboard that gives you a complete overview of your balance, expenditure and account in real time, all in the palm of your hand for on the go money management. You can also access your dashboard from our web portal, allowing you to check your accounts on any device anywhere in the world.
Add up to 4 cards for family members between the age of 8 – 17. View each card balance and transaction history, receive fund requests and transfer money to your family members in seconds.
Misplaced or lost your card? No need to worry, our instant lock features enables you to lock your card immediately within the app. When you find your card, you can simply unlock it.
Send and receive
Send money instantly to family and friends and for regular payments set up a list of payees so you don’t have to manually enter their details every time. Receive payments with your own account number and sort code.
Open Your Account
Easy ID Process - All you need to open your Viola Black current account is a government- issued identification document such as passport or a UK Driving Licence and proof of address and you are good to go!
Your Money Is In Good Hands - We are not a bank. We are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an e-money institution (FRN 900893). Your current account money will be securely held in segregated client accounts at a UK regulated bank in accordance with the FCA requirements. FSCS protection does not apply.
Ratings and Reviews
Account opened easily and adding money to the account was near instantaneous. Family cards looks interesting so will be giving that a go, with teenage kids always wanting money and not enough cash in the house this will mean less trips to the cash point! Yes there is a fee, but i like the transparency, other accounts with no fees are loosing cash so how are they surviving (or for how long!)
No overdraft - a good thing!
Really looking forward to using my Viola Card and app. New Years resolution to save money and even though they charge you’re always in the black as they don’t allow overdrafts. Interesting new challenger and hope it all works out.
Ideal for my family and added bonus allows Currency. Easy to use and navigate and applying was simple. I would recommend. A friend of mine on holiday noticed me using it and asked what it was, I think he’s going to apply now...
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.