Toolkit enables you to estimate tax or VAT, manage receipts and create invoices. “I love the invoice tool. It not only provides me with a standardised, professional invoice system, but also matches up incoming payments when invoices have been paid.” Toolkit is free for the first month then £7 per month. You can cancel at any time.
Connect to handy tools and software with Marketplace
Starling business customers can also connect to external bookkeeping software from Xero or QuickBooks through Marketplace.
“We absolutely love our Xero integration, which transfers everything over instantly,” says Farhana Haque, co-founder of scented candle brand, Handmade in Harpenden. “We also love that the integration itself is free.”
Speak to a human, fast
Fiona Metcalfe, co-founder of the cooking kit business, Cuisine Box, is one of many Starling business customers that uses the Live Chat function in the app to contact our 24/7 customer service team. “I’ve contacted customer service via the chat function on a couple of occasions, and have found the team to be friendly, supportive and knowledgeable,” she says.
When a fraudulent transaction attempt was made on her business card, Farhana was able to reject the online payment from the app and immediately contact Customer Service. “We were connected to a real person so quickly. They were incredibly helpful. They cancelled all our cards and sent out new ones which all arrived within two working days,” she says.
Pay staff and suppliers efficiently with Bulk Payments
“Bulk Payments have been the single, biggest time-saving feature for our payroll function,” says Reece Couchman, founder of The SaaSy People.
“It means we can load all our employees’ payments into a single spreadsheet, upload this to Starling to verify all of the details, then with a single click, pay all our employees at once. Our payroll processing time has decreased by over 80%!” The SaaSy People company provides growing businesses with outsourced customer support.
The Bulk Payments feature is free for the first month then £7 per month. You can cancel at any time.
Send, receive and hold multiple currencies
“When we discovered that for a small monthly fee we could have a business dollar and euro account at the touch of a button, we set both up immediately,” says Robert Bolohan, co-founder of translation agency, Lotuly.
“The amazing thing is that, if we pay an account that’s in dollars, the app automatically takes funds from the dollar account so we don’t waste money on the conversion fees and we don’t waste time manually selecting the US dollar account.”
Starling business euro accounts and business US dollar accounts are free for the first month, then the euro account costs £2 per month and the US dollar account costs £5 per month. You can cancel at any time.
There are no monthly fees for a standard Starling business account. You can apply by downloading the app.
“I would definitely recommend Starling as a one-stop shop for all your finance needs,” says Clare. “It helps you track spending and income, and saves a huge amount of time.”