See your money
in a new way

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Welcome to Starling

We wanted to do banking better, so we built our own mobile-only bank from scratch. From your thrice daily flat whites to your 50% off Sale splurge – our tools give you the clarity and control to run your account, your way.

We’re opening up our beta testing programme – hooray! Spaces on our test-run are limited but keep your eyes peeled on @StarlingBank for more info.

Our Starling Pulse takes the guess work out of your balance-check, if you’ve spent it; you’ll see it – in real-time.

The bank that keeps up with you

Say goodbye to that Monday morning moment when Friday night finally hits your bank balance. Starling keeps you on top of things in real-time. If you fall for another pair of trainers or fancy a big night out, you can get your up-to-date balance to check if it’s a good idea first. And since Starling wants you to enjoy life, it’ll help you save too, using goals you can track.

Ready when you are

Everything you need to open a Starling Bank account is on your mobile, so you can get going within minutes of downloading the app (as long as you pass our checks, of course).

Your free-of-charge contactless debit card should be with you within 2-3 working days and as soon as you make a deposit, with Apple or Android Pay, you can start spending your money straight away. We don’t charge you for making purchases and you can take cash out of ATMs everywhere that accepts Mastercard (for free). Putting money in your account and keeping it safe there won’t cost you a thing – just the way it should be.

With you wherever you go

Enjoy travelling? So does your Starling card. It’s welcome at stores, ATMs, and online all around the world. We don’t charge any fees, and you get a great rate of exchange – often the best on offer.

Safe, secure, protected

We make security a top priority when it comes to your account. You can be sure we work hard to protect your information and your money with security technology that makes access easy for you and no-one else.

What’s more, Starling Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. We are members of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service which means up to £85,000 of your eligible deposits money is protected in the unlikely event that Starling fails.

If you need a hand

We have a dedicated support team of “actual humans” ready to help. You can Live Chat, call or message from 8am till 8pm, Monday to Friday, whilst we’re in Beta. Customers already enjoying a beta account should contact us directly via the app.