Starling Bank trading update, three months to end October 2020
Nov20

Starling Bank trading update, three months to end October 2020

Starling Bank today publishes a trading update for the three months to 31 October and announces that it has become the first of the new breed of digital banks to break even, thanks to strong momentum in customer accounts and revenues, coupled with a stable opex base. With nearly 1.8 million accounts, c.£4 billion in deposits and c.£1.5 billion of lending, Starling expects to be profitable on a monthly basis going forward as it...

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Counting the cost of Covid: one million self-employed pushed into debt due to pandemic
Nov16

Counting the cost of Covid: one million self-employed pushed into debt due to pandemic

One million UK freelancers have been pushed into debt since the pandemic hit, according to a new report, ‘The Cost of Covid: How the pandemic is affecting the self-employed’, released today by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and digital bank, Starling. The research, undertaken to assess the impact that COVID-19 has had on the UK’s self-employed, found that one in four (23%) freelancers have...

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BrightHR: HR software for Starling business customers
Nov03

BrightHR: HR software for Starling business customers

When you start a business, you take on multiple roles: project manager, marketer, finance director, cleaner, the list goes on. When you start to grow and hire your first employee, you also become HR manager. And that’s where BrightHR can help. The BrightHR software can help you manage staff holidays and absence, rotas and shifts, expenses and staff hours, all in one secure and easy-to-use digital platform. The BrightHR team of experts...

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Starling Bank business customers get PayStream accounting platform integration
Oct15

Starling Bank business customers get PayStream accounting platform integration

PayStream online accounting software is designed with contractors in mind. It is available directly through the Starling Marketplace, the in-app space where customers can connect to third-party products and services. Back in February, PayStream became part of the Starling Marketplace to connect Starling’s business customers with experts on IR35, the tax legislation that helps determine if a limited company contractor is an...

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Starling Bank launches online banking
Oct06

Starling Bank launches online banking

Starling, the leading UK digital bank, has launched Online Banking for its personal and joint bank account customers. Built in response to customer demand, the new online portal will allow Starling customers to manage their money from their desktop or laptop as well as their smartphone. With Starling Online Banking, customers will be able to: View their actual balance and up-to-date list of transactions See what they’re spending their...

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Starling launches customer tree planting refer-a-friend scheme
Oct02

Starling launches customer tree planting refer-a-friend scheme

Starling, the UK’s leading digital bank, has launched a new environmental initiative to plant one tree for every successful new personal and business customer referral. In partnership with Trillion Trees, a joint venture between BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this new scheme gives Starling customers the chance to refer as many people as they like. Trillion Trees...

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Starling, TranSwap and Remitr among first wave to sign up to Currencycloud Spark
Aug06

Starling, TranSwap and Remitr among first wave to sign up to Currencycloud Spark

Currencycloud, the leader in providing embedded cross-border payments, today announces the wider rollout of Currencycloud Spark – its multi-currency wallet infrastructure – with Starling Bank, TranSwap and Remitr among the first customers to sign up to the service. Currencycloud Spark enables businesses – and their customers – the ability to receive, store funds and make payments in more than 30+ different currencies, almost...

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Emerging Payments Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!
Aug04

Emerging Payments Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!

The Emerging Payments Awards celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today. With a 50% increase in submissions for this year’s Awards, entrants demonstrated examples of high-quality and innovative payment solutions, and selecting the finalists was a challenge indeed with so many deserving entrants. Today at Pay360 Conference, the EPA...

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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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Fintech Finance presents: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle
Jul15

Fintech Finance presents: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle

In this super-special supplement, we are very proud to present: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle “If anybody in a bank is telling you they know what the bank’s going to look like in five or 10 years and can guarantee their market, then I think they may be in for a shock” Elliott Limb of Mambu We take a deep dive into all how to build a bank, not for a predicted future, but a bank that...

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The Fintech Fix: Doug finally gets to talk about Video Games
Jul10

The Fintech Fix: Doug finally gets to talk about Video Games

In this week of The Fintech Fix, the world of video games crosses borders and lands into the hot waters of the paytech realm. Also even though Starlings are small, Starling Bank just keeps getting bigger, by how much? Find out here on The Fintech Fix. ​...

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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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Exclusive: ‘Stand up for fintech’ – Nick Ogden, ClearBank & Alexandra Frean, Starling Bank in “The Fintech Magazine”
Jun19

Exclusive: ‘Stand up for fintech’ – Nick Ogden, ClearBank & Alexandra Frean, Starling Bank in “The Fintech Magazine”

Fintechs have been straining at the leash to help government save SMEs during the COVID-19 crisis and their frustration is palpable. We asked Nick Ogden, Founder & Investor Director of ClearBank, which is lobbying for more fintech-led lending, and Alexandra Frean, Head of Corporate Affairs for Starling Bank, one of the few accredited to deliver it, what’s holding the sector back Lockdown measures have hit the UK’s six million...

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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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The Fintech Magazine Issue 16
Jun12

The Fintech Magazine Issue 16

In this of The Fintech Magazine, with Covid-19 putting a spotlight on the point of sale, we look at Regtech & SCA with G+D, Trulioo and Aptitude, and what it means for the future of payments. Neobanks galore! We catch up with exclusive interviews the CEO’s of the current and next wave of challengers to take on the world of financial services, including banks from five continents – Bunq, Rizq, free2, Mox, KudaBank, 220,...

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Starling Bank Connected Card
Jun02

Starling Bank Connected Card

Starling Bank’s Connected Card has been endorsed by the Royal Voluntary Service and the national disability charity Scope, which campaigns to challenge and change negative attitudes about disability. The organisations have recognised it as a trusted payment card for the vulnerable and those self-isolating, to give to anyone they trust to pay for groceries and other essential items on their behalf. As part of this, the Royal Voluntary...

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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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FF Virtual Arena: Stand the F*** Up For Fintech
May11

FF Virtual Arena: Stand the F*** Up For Fintech

Join us today as we stand the f*ck up for fintech with two highly anticipated guests, who’ve been dominating our headlines this week. Nick Ogden gives an update on his political mission. He’s lobbying to let alternative lenders provide government-backed loans to SMEs. If he can access some of the treasury’s £350 billion, it will be a game changer for challenger banks and alternative lenders. We’re also delighted to welcome Head of...

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British Business Bank announces new lenders under the bounce back loan scheme for smaller businesses
May07

British Business Bank announces new lenders under the bounce back loan scheme for smaller businesses

Allied Irish Bank (GB)/AIB (NI), The Co-operative Bank and Starling Bank to join existing Bounce Back Loan Scheme accredited lenders Onboarding of new lenders continues at pace Today the British Business Bank has announced that it has approved three new lenders for accreditation under the Bounce Bank Loan Scheme. The scheme is intended to target small and micro businesses in all sectors[1], with loans from £2k up to 25% of the...

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The best fintech services and offerings for businesses and consumers during COVID-19
Apr29

The best fintech services and offerings for businesses and consumers during COVID-19

With the unprecedented changes to the workforce, business closures, and sudden cuts to finances, organisations and consumers alike have had to adapt fast to meet the demands of the current climate. Many fintech companies have been quick on the uptake and have recognised new needs for their impacted customers, providing free services, discounted access to their platforms, or new offerings to help tackle the business effects of...

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Exclusive: ‘Heavy lifting  and pirouetting:  The response to C19’ in “The Paytech Magazine”
Apr23

Exclusive: ‘Heavy lifting and pirouetting: The response to C19’ in “The Paytech Magazine”

No one was prepared for the health crisis that swept the world – nor the financial crisis that followed. But paytechs are proving part of the solution. We often talk in this magazine about agility – the new tech companies’ native instinct to sense change on the wind, adapt fast and implement quickly. Well, now they’ve been well and truly tested.  How they, and the wider financial services industry, have met the challenges of the...

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Starling Bank supporting small businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Apr11

Starling Bank supporting small businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Starling, the digital bank, has been accredited by the British Business Bank as a lender under the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). This will enable it to provide term loans between £5k and £250k to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus emergency. Starling will shortly confirm the date from which it will be ready to start...

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British business bank announces new lenders under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Apr11

British business bank announces new lenders under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Today the British Business Bank has announced that it has approved four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – The Co-operative Bank, Cynergy Bank, OakNorth Bank and Starling Bank. Following their approval, each lender will be putting in place the operations required to start lending under the scheme and will confirm shortly the dates from which they will be ready to start...

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Starling Bank announces Coronavirus Support Scheme
Apr06

Starling Bank announces Coronavirus Support Scheme

Starling is to offer arranged overdraft interest holidays to personal account holders who are struggling financially as a result of coronavirus. Customers can apply for a three-month interest holiday starting from 1 April 2020. Starling will waive all interest charges on arranged overdrafts during an interest holiday. The interest will not be added on at the end of the holiday period and interest payments will only resume the day...

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