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Starling Bank grows headcount by 20% this year

27th October 2022

  • Head count tops 2,000

  • 10% further growth planned for the remainder of 2022

  • Opens new London office which houses Engine by Starling

27 October 2022: Starling Bank has increased its headcount by 20% since the start of 2022 to more than 2,000 employees. The bank, which announced its first full year of profitability in July 2022, plans to swell its headcount by another 10% before the year end.

More than 1,000 employees are based at its Cardiff office, while 650 are based at its London office and 400 in Southampton. New hires have joined Starling’s engineering, financial crime, customer service and card operations teams, which the bank plans to grow further to support its 3 million+ customer accounts.

As part of its growth project, Starling has opened its new London office at The Fruit & Wool Exchange in London’s Spitalfields. It also houses Engine by Starling, the bank’s new Software-as-a-Service business.

Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank said: “We’re a British Bank full of brilliant talent and we’re opening our doors to more hires as we continue in our mission to change banking for good.”

“Our new office is based in between the financial district of the city and London’s Silicon Roundabout - the perfect location for Starling, which stands apart from traditional banks and challenger banks and is firmly in a category of one.”

About Starling Bank

Starling Bank is an award-winning, fully-licensed and regulated bank built to give people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past. It offers personal, business, joint, euro and dollar current accounts alongside a children’s card. Starling also provides a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) proposition through its subsidiary Engine, using the proprietary technology platform that it uses to power its own bank. The Starling Marketplace offers customers in-app access to a selection of third party financial services. Headquartered in London, the bank has offices in Southampton and Cardiff.

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