Is there such a thing as too many Starling accounts? John Hibbs, who has five Starling accounts, certainly doesn’t think so. John, 41, is a stay-at-home dad, software engineer and runs a charity with his family. Here, we run through how he manages his money with Starling.
In 2013, John left his job in IT to become a full-time dad. Until recently, he managed the family finances using traditional banks but found himself growing increasingly frustrated at the time and effort it took to make simple payments or set up savings accounts for his children.
As someone with a background in tech raising two daughters, it was Starling’s story that appealed to him most: Starling is the UK’s first female founded bank. “Starling’s story really hits home. Promoting tech for girls and the idea that they can do anything they want to in the future is really important to me,” he says.
John’s personal account with Starling makes organising family finances simple. “I just love the app, it’s so easy.” He’s set up several savings Goals, including pots of money for each of his daughters, a holiday fund and a cushion of savings for unexpected bills. Remember that Starling Goals isn’t a specified savings account for children, it’s a tool within your account to separate money from your main balance.