A Quick How-to

Google Pay for your Starling Bank Account

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Starling debit card

There’s a smarter way to pay. Enjoy seamless spending by adding the Starling debit card to Google Pay. On your Android device with Starling, Google Pay is the fast, simple way to pay with Google.

How to set up your Starling debit card in Google Pay:

  1. Starling Bank app icon

    Make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Starling Bank app.

  2. Card management screen

    Go to the Card Management section of the app and tap on the Google Wallet button.

  3. Confirm the addition to your Google Wallet.

  4. If you’re happy with Google’s T&Cs, accept them and you should be good to go.

In some cases, you might be asked to verify by phone. We’ll send you a code to enter into your phone and then you should be set up.

Why use Google Pay?

It makes life easier. Take advantage of speedy and simple checkout both in stores, in apps and online (without lugging multiple cards around).

It’s secure. Your card number is never stored or sent to merchants. Instead, a one-time-use virtual account number is used to represent your account information.

It’s simple to use. When you’re checking out in stores, just activate your phone and hold your device near to the reader – you’ll be able to use it anywhere you see the Google Pay and Contactless logo.

It's compatible with:

  • Blue tick in green circleMost Android devices with NFC (Near Field Communication)

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How do I make my Starling debit card the default card?

Just open your Google Pay app and drag your Starling card to the front.

What if I lose my mobile phone?

If you lose your phone or it’s stolen, use Find My Device to instantly lock it. You can then choose to secure it with a new password, or wipe your personal data completely. You can also temporarily prevent unauthorised Google Pay transactions by blocking your Starling Bank card - just contact us via webchat or email and we’ll block it for you.

Google Pay Ts&Cs
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