Thinking about breaking up with your bank?

It’s not you, it’s them: the energy-guzzling, admin-doubling banks of the past. Start afresh with Starling, the award-winning branchless bank that does money differently. No branch queues, wasted paper or card readers – and that’s just the start. We’ve opened two million accounts so far, but there’s always room for one more.

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How Starling’s different

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No hassle

Cancel or lock misplaced cards, deposit cheques, change address, make payments with a tap and get support 24/7 – all from the bank branch in your pocket.

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No fees in the small print

Our personal bank accounts are free, but if we do ever charge you – say, for sending money internationally – you’ll know exactly what you’re paying. Plus if you use your account abroad, we won’t charge you.

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No questionable ethics

We’re branchless, paperless and run on renewable energy. Plus we plant trees for referrals, too.

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Ready to close your bank account and move to Starling?

Switching is easy: we’ll handle everything for you, working with your old bank to transfer your bills, payments, payees and money safely within seven days.

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Break up with your bank, in four easy steps

Join Starling from your sofa. All you need is your phone, an internet connection, valid photo ID and about five minutes.

Step 1 - download the Starling app

Step 1

Download the Starling Bank app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

Step 2 - enter phone number

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Enter your phone number and the verification code we’ll send you

Step 3 - complete personal details

Step 3

Complete your personal details

Step 4 - verify your ID

Step 4

Verify who you are by recording a short selfie video and taking a photo of your ID

Click the ‘Get the app’ button in the bottom right of your screen and you’ll be taken to your app store to download the Starling Bank app.

Enter your number in the box below and we’ll send you a text with a link to download the app.

More than personal banking

We offer a range of bank accounts – for businesses, sole traders, multi-currency and more. Once you’ve opened a personal account, it’s even easier to open another account, and you can manage them both from the same app.

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