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Stay ahead with instant spending notifications

27th August 2019

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Knowledge is power, so they say, and with instant notifications for all your account activity on the Starling Bank app, you’ll know exactly what you’ve spent and where you’ve spent it.

Be in the know with your payment flow

The weekly shop, the water bill, that old subscription you’ve been meaning to cancel - we’ll send you an instant notification as soon as money leaves your account, so you’re always in the loop.

It doesn’t stop there. We’ll also let you know when you receive a payment, so whether it’s payday or your pension, a refund or a friend paying you back for a concert ticket - there are no more guessing games.

Starling customer Corin said, “I find instant notifications are great for monitoring my spending - in a world which is going cashless it’s good to have that added reminder of money leaving your account and stopping you from overspending.”

Total transparency when you travel

From Pisa to Palm Springs, we’ll let you know as soon as you make a payment or take money out from an ATM when abroad so that you can see the cost in pounds and the local currency.

Don’t forget, when you pay with Starling Bank in the local currency you will get the real Mastercard conversion rate rather than the rate used by the foreign bank, shop or restaurant. The same goes for online payments in other currencies.

If you’re spending in a foreign currency and the conversion rate alters or even if you’re tapping in-and-out on the Tube and your payment is adjusted, we’ll let you know if your payment changes too.

Do more with peace of mind

With instant notifications you’ll have a helping hand when it comes to spotting unusual activity in your account, and a little extra security against fraud. You can also avoid getting caught out by a Direct Debit that needs cancelling.

We’ll tell you if a payment fails because you’ve entered the wrong PIN or need to top-up your account so that you won’t be left in the dark.

You’ll also know when you’ve got a message from our 24/7 customer service team or, if you’re sending us a cheque, you’ll know once we’ve received and cleared it.

All your accounts covered

With joint accounts (and multi-person business accounts) you’ll both get a notification as soon as either of you spends, so that you can keep track together. Total transparency, by default.

Corin went on to say “I love getting a notification around 7pm to tell me that my partner has been in the supermarket and bought us something for dinner so I don’t have to!”

Banking done better

And now you know what’s actually happening with your bank account, you’ll be able to make clearer decisions with your money and stretch it a little further too. Lovely.

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