It’s been 27 months and 17,052 Friday breakfast butties since Starling launched in app stores. We’ve now opened 800,000 accounts and have 630 employees and three offices (London, Southampton and Dublin), with a new one (in Cardiff) to come soon. That’s at least double for all of those numbers since last year.
We’re in hyper-growth mode and we have big plans for the rest of this year. Our first TV campaign will launch in October, following our current advertising campaigns for trains, buses and airport links in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Recruitment is as strong as ever both in London and Southampton and we plan to open an office in Cardiff and grow our Dublin office. After that, we’ll be spreading our wings across Europe, starting with the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Since our last update in April, we’ve launched:
✓ Multi-owner business accounts for limited companies
✓ Euro accounts
✓ Marketplace integrations with Churchill Insurance, CreditLadder and Growth Street
✓ Banking Services partnership with SumUp
✓ A new blog design with easy search bar and categories
✓ Card control for magstripe payments
✓ The ability to order a new card instantly from the card screen
✓ Improvements to the Pay Someone New screen
✓ Increased communication on overdraft eligibility
✓ The Authorised Push Payment fraud code - we signed up to it
Multi-owner business accounts
Even more types of businesses can now bank with Starling following our launch of multi-owner accounts. If you’re a freelancer, contractor, sole trader, one-person company or a business with multiple people of significant control, you can apply for your business account in minutes. Once verified, you’ll be able to manage your money on the go through the Starling app, packed with smart features to make business admin easier.