At Starling, we want as many people as possible to experience the Best British Bank 2019 – so we decided to make our mobile bank account available to young people, too!

If you’re 16 or 17 years old and like the sound of managing your own money and a little more independence, just download the app and apply for a bank account online in less than five minutes. Best of all? You can do it all on your own.

A little more freedom

  • Apply for a bank account of your own in less than five minutes.
  • Set it up by yourself – no parent permission or branch visits here.
  • Use your phone to buy your favourite things with Apple, Google or Samsung Pay.
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Manage your own money

  • Track where your cash goes with Spending Insights.
  • Save for the stuff you really want with Goals (it’s better than under your bed!).
  • Get instant payment notifications and lock and unlock your card in app if you think you’ve lost it.

Pay for stuff

  • Send money to friends instantly.
  • Split the bill with friends or send a payment link to pay and get paid back quickly.
  • Or pay people if they’re close by with Pay Nearby!
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Peace of mind

  • Safe and sound. Don’t worry – your money is protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong.


  • If you’re up, so are we. Our customer support team are on hand 24/7, in-app, whenever you need us.

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