Helping you spread the cost
We know that when it comes to your monthly finances you sometimes need a buffer – not least when an unexpected bill hits your account, or unavoidable large expenses such as getting your car fixed. That’s why we’re working to extend our offering to help you, if you’re eligible, to spread the cost of large transactions whenever you need it. Simply select an eligible transaction and choose a repayment time period that suits you and we’ll give you a short term loan and repayment plan that’s affordable for you.
As we add new offerings like this you’ll likely see the app evolve so you understand your balances and commitments clearly.
Last year we announced our intention to launch Starling in Europe, starting with Ireland. That’s still our plan. Now that we have launched our business account, we expect to pick up our tools on this again and launch our euro account later this year. This will initially be available to existing customers who have an enduring relationship to a European country or who travel to Europe for for prolonged periods of time and later launch as a domestic euro account in Ireland.
A little extra…
Along the way we like to squeeze in a few extra feature requests when it makes sense to do so. Top of the list we have the addition of notes and receipts to your transactions, seeing who’s on Starling and being able to send Starling-to-Starling payments without the need for account numbers and sort codes. Round-ups has also been much requested on our community so keep your eyes peeled for surprise updates too!
An update on…
We are steadily working our way through our product enhancements and new ideas, setting ourselves achievable goals for each three month period. Once we’ve achieved them, we set a new goal. Here’s an update on a few things we’ve mentioned or you’ve requested that are further down the line.
Banking with your loved ones
Or joint accounts. We fully intend to offer joint accounts*. The aim is to do so later this year. You will now know we recently launched business accounts for single director companies and we are now working on making accounts available to companies with more than one* person of significant control and therefore app users. Joint accounts are similar in that you have multiple account holders and app users and so we'll be able to leverage what we do for business to make joint accounts available soon after.
*That intention turned into a reality – Starling now proudly offers joint current accounts! Sound interesting? (Update as of 24/07/19)
*Starling now offers accounts for companies with more than one person of significant control who are also directors.. (Update as of 24/07/19)
The young ones
One of our youngest engineers, aged just 17 years old, has been championing a young person accounts and is working to define what it might look like. We don’t yet have a roadmap commitment to it, but with such demand from our customers we might move closer towards it.
Keep an eye on our blog for a new monthly update on what’s been released recently and what’s up next, and if you would like to receive more regularly email updates make sure you’ve added your email to your profile via the app.