Starling Kite launches as schools reopen to help teach children money management skills
Sep10

Starling Kite launches as schools reopen to help teach children money management skills

Leading digital bank Starling is launching Starling Kite to provide young people across the UK with a safe and contact free way to spend. Starling Kite is linked to a parent or guardian’s personal Starling account. A debit card for children can be ordered by parents from the app. The card will have children’s names printed on it, giving them a sense of ownership and responsibility. They will be able to use it to spend online, in-store...

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80% of UK SMEs confident they will recover from COVID-19 despite gloomy economic forecast
Aug17

80% of UK SMEs confident they will recover from COVID-19 despite gloomy economic forecast

Four in five (80%) UK SMEs are confident they will recover from Covid, according to research from digital bank Starling and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA). The survey of more than 300 UK SMEs across a range of sectors also found that two thirds (68%) of the business owners questioned believe they will return to pre-Covid levels or better by 2021. Despite last week’s warning from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak of hard...

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Pension solutions for the self-employed join the Starling Business Marketplace
Jul20

Pension solutions for the self-employed join the Starling Business Marketplace

Starling, the leading digital bank, has introduced Penfold to its Marketplace, bringing to self-employed people pensions they can set up, manage and track online or on their phone. Penfold offers pensions that take only minutes to set up online. It has been designed for freelancers, self-employed people and limited company directors, whose incomes can sometimes fluctuate widely from one month to the next. It also aims to encourage...

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Starling Bank, helping entrepreneurs get back to business
Jul06

Starling Bank, helping entrepreneurs get back to business

Starling Bank is helping British entrepreneurs get back to business with the launch of a new digital banking toolkit and a US dollar account that allows them to spend directly in pounds and dollars with a single debit card. The Business Toolkit  The Business Toolkit can be added to Starling’s free business account for limited companies and sole traders for £7 a month. It includes powerful new tools that will help small and...

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Health insurance, energy switching services and communications platform Slack bolster Starling’s Business Marketplace
Jun15

Health insurance, energy switching services and communications platform Slack bolster Starling’s Business Marketplace

Starling, the leading digital bank, has added three new integrations to its Marketplace: Slack, the workplace messaging platform, Bionic, the energy switching service, and Equipsme, a health insurance provider. The Starling Marketplace, which is already used by one in three business customers, offers 26 complementary services that customers can link to their banking app. These let customers synchronise their banking with the rest of...

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Mastercard, PFS and Starling Bank team up to offer a trusted alternative to cash to NHS volunteers
Jun01

Mastercard, PFS and Starling Bank team up to offer a trusted alternative to cash to NHS volunteers

As National Volunteer Week gets underway, Royal Voluntary Service has identified two Mastercard issuers to provide trusted payment cards to NHS Volunteer Responders. These can be applied for by the critically vulnerable and those self-isolating to give to volunteers to pay for their shopping, in a safe and secure way. NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS and the care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. An...

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Starling Bank raises £40m, bringing total raised this year to £100m, as it steps up support for small businesses
May29

Starling Bank raises £40m, bringing total raised this year to £100m, as it steps up support for small businesses

Starling, the leading UK digital bank, has raised £40 million, in a funding round led by JTC and Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited. The investment from Starling’s existing investors follows a £60 million investment in February 2020, bringing the total raised by Starling in 2020 to £100 million. Since its launch in 2014, the bank has raised £363 million. Starling now has more than 1.4 million current accounts, including...

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Starling boss Anne Boden says digital banks ‘have to show they can make a profit’
Mar16

Starling boss Anne Boden says digital banks ‘have to show they can make a profit’

Starling Bank founder and chief executive Anne Boden said the business will to make its first monthly profit in “in January or February” of next year. This year is perhaps the most crucial in the well regarded bank’s short history. Boden has to manage expansion into Germany, France and the Netherlands, maintain the bank’s quality, and produce a profit. “Digital banks have experienced high growth,” says Boden. “We are all putting on...

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Starling confirmed as official ‘Bank of Team GB’ for Tokyo 2020
Mar06

Starling confirmed as official ‘Bank of Team GB’ for Tokyo 2020

Leading digital bank Starling has been confirmed as the official banking partner of Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  As part of their involvement, Starling Bank will also be offering each athlete a Starling retail account with £100 deposited to help them achieve their next financial goal.  Team GB is entirely independently funded and commercial partnerships such as the one with Starling Bank allows the organisation to fund...

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Helping freelancers between paydays: Starling Bank and IPSE team up to solve the cash flow quandary
Feb19

Helping freelancers between paydays: Starling Bank and IPSE team up to solve the cash flow quandary

Life as a freelancer or contractor gives people the freedom to do work they love, but it is not for the fainthearted. Managing a fluctuating and, at times unpredictable, income is a major cause of stress for many. Nine out of ten freelance workers worry about their financial well-being due to their irregular incomes, according to a poll by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed. Half confess to...

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Anne Boden, Starling Bank: The Future of the Financial Industry
Dec13

Anne Boden, Starling Bank: The Future of the Financial Industry

Anne Boden from Starling Bank speaks to us about the future.

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Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Partnerships
Dec06

Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Partnerships

Anne Boden from Starling Bank speaks to us about partnerships.

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Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Regulation
Nov30

Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Regulation

Anne Boden from Starling Bank speaks to us about how new regulations are being dealt with.

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Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Unique Marketplace
Nov23

Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Unique Marketplace

Anne Boden from Starling Bank speaks to us about their marketplace.

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Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Transitioning from Third Party Technology
Nov16

Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Transitioning from Third Party Technology

Anne Boden from Starling Bank speaks to us about developing their own technologies.

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Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Challenges
Nov09

Anne Boden, Starling Bank: Challenges

Anne Boden from Starling Bank speaks to us about the challenges being faced.

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Anne Boden, Starling Bank: The Starling Journey
Nov02

Anne Boden, Starling Bank: The Starling Journey

Anne Boden from Starling Bank speaks to us about the journey they’ve had so far.

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