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Debit card for kids
Help kids manage their pocket money and turn their spending into skills.
Say hello to Starling Kite: a Space within your account for young people aged 6-16.
It’s like a child bank account, but built seamlessly into your account for better visibility and control. Set it up in minutes, transfer money onto their Kite card in seconds and help them understand where their money goes with their own version of the app. All while keeping an eye on things, from yours.
Great for pocket money. Safer and easier than cash – and a simple way for them to learn about grown-up spending and saving.
Great for life lessons. Use the tools in their app to start conversations about money. With instant notifications and access to their balance and transactions, they’ll see exactly where their money goes.
Great for the planet. As a branchless, paperless bank that runs mainly on renewable energy, we’re a greener bank for a greener generation. Plus we plant trees, too!
"It’s fun to use. You don’t have to spend your parents’ money. You can learn how to use your card when you grow up."
Why Kite’s great for you
Under one roof. No more switching between apps. You’ll get the full picture and see what they’re spending directly from your app.
And under your wing. Get instant payment notifications whenever they spend and full access to their spending history, plus set spending limits for specific types of transactions.
Safety. Contactless beats cash for peace of mind. Lock the card instantly if it’s lost or stolen and get money over to them wherever they are.
"The feature that lets us lock and secure the card if it’s lost or stolen, gives us extra confidence that we know her money is safe."