My original standard N26 MasterCard arrived after 14 days, so when I ordered the Black Card on Monday 30th I was expecting it to be two weeks to arrive. It appears they prioritise the Black Cards as mine arrived today. Ordering Monday afternoon and arriving Friday is reasonable enough time frame although I still think they should have a priority option. The first thing I noticed was the packaging is a lot more fancy than what the standard N26 arrived in.
Turning the envelope over there was a tab to pull. This then revealed the card holder.
Pulling the side of the card holder revealed the card itself.
While the packaging is not to the same level as the Revolut Card it is still pretty cool. I do like the way they differentiate between the packaging of the standard N26 MasterCard and the N26 Black MasterCard. Again, I know the packaging really makes no difference to the usefulness of the card but I still like it.
The Black card itself isn’t as impressive as the standard card in my opinion. I’ve had lots of comments from shop assistants about how cool the transparent card is, especially being able to see the circuitry inside it. I’ll let the photos below do the talking.
I was happy to see the IBAN and BIC are still printed on the Black Card and for the long expiry date. Overall I’ve been very happy with my N26 Account but there are a few niggly bugs and improvements they can make. I’ll be doing a complete overview post soon about N26 as I know a lot of information is spread among different posts and I am still working out some of the inner workings of N26.
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