We’re passionate about all tech, so when it comes to the dreaded Android vs iOS debacle, opinions in the office are fairly evenly split!
We’ve discussed new iPhone releases, iOS updates and more in other blogs, and despite our COO being a self proclaimed ‘Apple fanboy’, now’s a chance for us to introduce you to one of our hardworking Android developers, Michael.
Read more “All about Android – A Developer’s Perspective”
You might see us throw the word fintech around on social media or in our blogs.
But what does it really mean? And why is it relevant to you, me, or anyone else?
Read more “What even is ‘fintech’ anyway?”
Whether you’re desperately escaping the backlash of a tempestuous 2016 or reflecting upon a year of tremendous achievements, we’re all moving onwards and upwards. So now is the traditional time for reflection, realisation, and resolutions – the magic three for a happy transition to the new year.
Read more “New Year’s Resolutions – Starling’s 2017”
Unless you’re Lionel Richie, it’s generally not enough to ask random strangers if it’s you they’re looking for. And unless you’re that marketing student at Waterloo Station, the same usually goes when applying for jobs.
Read more “8 Simple Rules For Getting That Graduate Job”
You’ve hopefully seen the exciting things happening on Twitter over the last day or two. The #WinterWonderlist has begun! We’re filling news feeds with wintery photos and rewarding the best pictures with the tech we love. From a VR Headset to a Fitbit and lots, lots more.
But in addition to this, we’re getting into the festive spirit. Because the holidays are not just for sharing, but for giving, and spreading a little seasonal cheer. That’s why we’re supporting MyBnk, a charity who deliver financial education and enterprise experiences directly to young people in schools and youth organisations.
Read more “‘Tis the giving season: Introducing MyBnk”
I spoke about my traumatic relationship with money in my last blog and in the aftermath of Black Friday, my spending complex isn’t about to run out any time soon. After all, ‘tis the season to lose self control. Gastronomically, financially and otherwise.
That’s right. It’s time to wrap up warm and pull the wool over your own eyes (or at least that seems to be what retailers are encouraging).
Read more “Fighting the winter urge to splurge”
You won’t find us trying to fit into anyone else’s image of what a banking or tech start-up should look like, so why shouldn’t this apply to us as a place to work, too? We’re taking the same approach to careers, employee experience and customer services as we do to our core products with our innovative new scheme – the ‘Passport to Starling’.
Read more “Careers: Is this your Passport to Starling?”
How can challenger banks bring people together?
Well, listening plays a big part.
FemTech leader Ghela Boskovich discusses in her first guest blog all about community, communication and the value of both in the future of banking.
Read more “Challenger (Community) Banking”
FemTech’s movers and shakers met up in London this week at their first event hosted by Starling. Taking place at Clerkenwell’s 155 Bar & Kitchen, the evening of drinks and discussion focused on ideas of community, communication and customer centricity. But even more than that, it was all about bringing people in technology together in a way that applauds diversity. There are awesome women working in fintech – here are just five you need to be following right now.
Read more “FemTech & the 5 Women You Need to Follow Right Now”
Over-zealous spending, followed by shameful head-burying: two qualities which, when combined, give you a rough idea about my turbulent and often traumatic relationship with money.
The days of living outside of a student overdraft feel like distant memories and the dread that fills my body when checking my balance is a feeling I avidly avoid.
Ringing any bells?
Read more “How money motivates millennials – and why it matters”