Hello, we’re Starling.

Banking was broken – so we decided to fix it. The vision? Fast technology, fair service and honest values. All at the tap of a phone, all the time.

We built Britain’s first digital bank.

One hard-won banking licence later, we set about giving people a new way to spend, save, protect and manage their money (and take better care of the planet, too).

We’re here to change banking for good.

Back then, we were obsessed with unravelling the knotty world of finance and solving people’s problems rather than selling them stuff. We still are.

We’ve grown. A lot.

Over three million accounts (and four account types!). A team of thousands. Three offices in London, Cardiff and Southampton. Four years voted Britain’s Best Current Account. Still zero branches.

How we got here

Dream it. Build it. Repeat.

World-class banking experiences, built from scratch in the heart of London’s tech city, Southampton and Cardiff.

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The main event

Personal, business, joint and multi-currency accounts – plus banking for kids. All from a single, powerful app.

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Engine™ by Starling

Software-as-a-service, the Starling way. Got a great product? Build it on our best-in-class technology.

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Marketplace

Banking’s just the beginning. Browse for third-party insurance, pensions and accountancy tools in-app.

Fast. Fair. A joy to use.

From reimagining the banking stuff you know (hey there, revolutionary new ways to pay, save and spend) to inventing never-before-seen features (meet the Connected card) we ask what you actually need. Then build it, fast.

Meet the features

Fixing finance. Forever.

Changing financial culture means making money equal for everyone. We campaign against financial stereotypes in the media, talk about money in plain English and democratise financial education, so everyone’s included.

This way for #MakeMoneyEqual

Disrupting banking. Not the planet.

Climate change won’t wait. Neither will we. We believe in a sustainable future, where everyone thrives on a healthy planet.

Digital first banking. Paperless, branchless and run on renewable energy.

Launched the UK’s first Mastercard™ cards made from recycled plastic.

Hello, sustainable banking

Business as a force for good.

Fees? We try not to charge them, but if we do, we’ll tell you what they’re for, and how much you’ll pay, up front. Our investments? Never in harmful industries. From policy to partnerships, we’re on a mission to make value-led banking the industry standard.

Show me responsible banking

We’re the only bank in British history to be founded by a woman. And it shows.

40%

of our leadership team are women – and our workforce is 43% women, too.

4

years signed to the Women In Finance Charter, for a better gender balance in our industry

1

year partnered with Women in Tech, to encourage more women to apply for roles in engineering.

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What it’s like to work here.

Redesigning an industry starts from within. We like to give clever, curious people the autonomy to explore and experiment. And a kind, open, flexible and diverse culture in which to do it.

This way for careers

Who owns Starling?

Anne Boden

100% independent.

We’re not owned by any other bank. Since we were founded in 2014, we’ve been part-owned and run by our founder Anne, with investment from some of the world’s biggest financial names.

Team Starling

The team

We’re technologists, money experts, developers, designers, marketers, customer service experts and more – all working together to build the best bank in the world.

Is it a bird? Is it a bank?

The Starling bird is sociable, adaptable, friendly and supportive. It works as part of a team to make something as complex as a murmuration feel beautifully simple. Plus, it’s wildly successful, arriving in huge numbers in each new territory and displacing the old guard. Enough said.

Apply for a Starling bank account today and enjoy app-based banking at its best.

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