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 (and quickly: it takes just a few minutes to apply!).

No branch queues, wasted paper or card readers – and that’s just the start. We’ve opened two million accounts so far, and there’s always room for one more.

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Armour. For your money.

We've built some of the world's best banking security. Then added tools and toggles that help you do security your way. Lock your card instantly, control what it can do and turn on biometric ID to banish intruders.

Manage your money safely on the web too with our online banking. We were featured in the latest Which? online banking security test and earned the top score. Read the article.

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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 and we won’t charge you for using your card abroad. We make any charges - say for sending money internationally - clear in the app and on our pricing page.

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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

‘Application form’. Sounds time-consuming, right? Wrong. Ours is 100% digital, which means you can do it wherever – and it takes just a few minutes.

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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