Starling debit card launches off back of new MasterCard partnership
Starling Bank partners with MasterCard and GPS to launch next-generation of debit card.
London UK, 7th October 2016
Starling Bank , the UK’s leading next-generation bank, has completed its first debit card payment having partnered with global payments and technology company, MasterCard, and card processor, GPS.
This new partnership enables Starling’s contactless debit card to accompany its mobile-online current account.
As a Principal Member of MasterCard, Starling cards are not pre-paid cards. Issued by Starling, every card is marked with their own Bank Identification Number (BIN) and can be used in over 28 million retail transactions around the world as well as hundreds of thousands of ATMs.
Launching in January 2017, the mobile app will connect what is spent on the card with predictive insights, financial wellness, and money management tools.
Mark Barnett, MasterCard President UK & Ireland said: