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Nearby Payments

What is Nearby Payments?

Send money to other nearby Starling customers whilst sitting in a restaurant, bar or wherever you are, without needing their sort code and account number. It’s payments, made easier.

  • No phone number needed.
    You don’t even need someone’s phone number to send or receive money with Nearby Payments. Just open the app and locate them over Bluetooth or WiFi.
  • It’s secure.
    Your account details are not shared with anyone and your identity is protected at all times.

How it works

Just go to the Pay section of your Starling app and click Nearby Payments. You’ll see the other Starling Bank users nearby and can simply select the one you want.

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