How to change a category
The update enables you to further personalise your choice of spending categories. To do this, once you’ve made a transaction, open the Starling app and choose which spending category you’d like to apply.
You can apply a new category to that single transaction, or to all past or future transactions from that merchant. For example, you could change the category for all past and future payments to your local petrol station from ‘Transport’ to ‘Fuel’. Or you could update payments for your morning coffee from ‘Eating Out’ to ‘Coffee’.
To change a category, swipe up from the homescreen to see your transactions, tap on the transaction you want to update, click on the current category, for example ‘Shopping’ or ‘Entertainment’, and select your new category, for example ‘Impulse Buy’ or ‘Drinks’. You can choose between the options ‘Apply to only this transaction’ or ‘Apply to all past and future transactions’.
Search through spending categories
When changing the category of a transaction, you can use the new search bar to make finding and choosing a category easier. For example, if you’ve picked up some new paint, you can search ‘renovation’ and the categories ‘DIY’ and ‘Maintenance and Repairs’ will come up. You can then choose between them.
Our new categories are the result of the requests our customers have made: thank you for helping us make the Starling app even better.