Your wishlist. Our Goals.
Speaking of next steps; we’re currently working on Starling Pay Me, which will give you the chance to skip the sort codes and send friends who owe you money an instant payment link and pay anyone who also has a Starling account more easily. Plus, you’ll soon be able to make international transfers with Starling, too.
Our focus in the New Year will be to continue to use your feedback about using Starling to make the app experience even better, more seamless and easier to use. This includes allowing time to iron out issues we know are still outstanding such as making improvement to our app login, improving our communication channels with you (email and push notifications), and iterating existing features like the Pulse, Goals and Spending Insights to make them more useful and valuable to you.
For those following our blog, you’ll know we recently joined SEPA (the Single Euro Payments Area) allowing us to make Euro transfers, direct credits and card payments in Euros. This is a big step towards our goal of expansion into Europe. In the next 3 months we will be building our capability for customers to create Euro accounts via the app, deposit funds and manage multi-currencies with Starling.
We have also announced our intention to extend our offering to the SME market, an audience traditionally underserved by business accounts which overcharge them and don’t meet their needs. This week we have started on that journey towards that by inviting our first sole trader customers to create an account and engage with us to help tailor our product for their business needs. In the first half of 2018 we will hope to bring Starling for business to you.