A bank that’s
in-sync with you
Putting you in control and empowering you to make better decisions about your money.
Who we are
Starling is a licensed bank that doesn’t really act like a bank at all. We believe money should work in sync with your life, work, and relationships. Our mission is to create a bank that guides and informs you towards better decisions. By giving you real-time insights, Starling enables you to understand your financial life in a whole new way.
We’re building a full-stack bank from scratch. Our systems are purpose-built for secure, real-time banking, unlike the traditional systems of the established banking world.
We’re using the latest in technology to create a bespoke experience, delivered through your mobile.
Focusing on a single current account product, every piece of information we gather can be used to give you the insight you need to make better decisions and get the most from your money.
The idea behind Starling was conceived by Anne Boden back in 2011. After a year spent travelling the world and seeing the latest developments in technology, Anne realised that the real-time customer experiences we are accustomed to in life, were missing when it came to banking. However, working within the systems of traditional banking, it was all but impossible to bring the same transformation to how people manage their money.
The answer was to start again, and build a bank from the ground up. Anne resigned from her full-time banking job, and started making Starling a reality in 2014.
Having assembled a team of engineers, artists and economists, the build of the bank is nearing completion, and we have now been awarded our banking licence.
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