Award-winning business banking

Built by Britain’s Best Bank – designed to make life easier. Apply for a free digital business account in minutes and join over 400,000 UK businesses who have changed the way they bank.

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Voted Britain’s Best Bank four years running

Less Admin. More Control. Say hello to Britain’s Best Business Banking Provider 2021.

Stay on top of your business’s finances with Starling. The bank account built to help UK-based businesses do their banking on the go.

Apply in minutes to get your Mastercard debit card plus:

  • No monthly fees or UK payment charges. Enjoy award-winning business banking stacked with money management tools for £0 per month.
  • 24/7 UK support. Our customer support team are based in the UK and on hand whenever you need them.
  • Instant payment notifications. Get notified the second you pay or get paid, and get a reminder the day before a payment’s due.
  • Automated accounting. Seamlessly link your account with QuickBooks, Xero and FreeAgent and never manually upload a statement again.
  • Safe & secure. Sleep easy knowing your eligible deposits are covered up to £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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The bank that travels well too (when we can)

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No fees from us

We won’t charge you for using your card abroad, and you’ll get Mastercard’s globally accepted exchange rate.

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Send money abroad

Make fast, secure money transfers to bank accounts in 39 countries worldwide.

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In-app card controls

Lock your card if it’s lost – or cancel it with a tap if you think it’s gone for good.

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Save time on bookkeeping with the Business Toolkit

Add the Business Toolkit onto your free Starling account and you’ll get the first month free (it’s normally £7 a month). Do your bookkeeping alongside your banking – and save time on financial admin. The Business Toolkit is ideal if you’re a freelancer, self-employed or run a small business:

  • Instant Invoices. Create and send invoices directly from Starling.
  • Seamless VAT. Record VAT on transactions and submit returns through Making Tax Digital.
  • Automated expenses. Automatically categorise transactions with spending categories and tax allocations.
  • Handy self-assessment. Sole Traders get HMRC tax estimates.
  • Easier payments and bills. Upload bills and schedule payments.

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How to get started today

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

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. Once installed, you can apply for an account in under five minutes.