When you run a small business, the journey to success is full of ups, downs and big decisions – and accountants are there through it all. Here at Starling, we recognise that – so we’ve built a referral partnership programme to help support you and your clients along the way.

Why should you partner with Starling Bank?

We’re not just here to support the businesses. We’re here to support you, too – as a Starling accountancy partner.

Benefits include:

Your own application partner link for your practice

Which makes the application process that much simpler.

Marketing pack

You’ll get introductory guides, images and videos for you to use on your website and share with your clients.

Dedicated partnership manager

You’ll have your own personal point of contact at Starling who will help support you and your clients’ needs.

Opportunity to collaborate

We’re open to being involved in planned local events with your firm.

Face-to-face training

We can schedule team meet and greets. We’ll give you and your team an overview of our products and answer any questions you might have.

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What do you get with a Starling business account?

Speedy setup

No appointments, no waiting around – just an application that takes minutes from your client’s mobile. If we’ve got all the information we need, we can open most accounts the same day.

Accounting software integrations

Sharing the numbers is fast and seamless thanks to our integrations with Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent – which are all compatible with Making Tax Digital.


Access your business account on desktop or on your mobile.

Great value

Our business account has no monthly account fees and no charges on electronic payments, domestic transfers or ATM withdrawals.

Payments, in real-time

Clients get real-time notifications whenever money enters or leaves their account, helping with their cash flow management.

24/7 customer support

If your client is awake, so are we. Our UK-based team are always on hand to help, any time.

FSCS Protection

Starling is a fully-licensed bank and member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which means your clients’ eligible deposits are protected up to £85,000

Seamless switching

Your clients won’t have to switch to Starling straight away – they can try our business account out first. Once they’re sold on Starling, switching is easy; it takes just seven working days with the Current Account Switch Scheme.

Clever budgeting tools

Clients can categorise transactions and separate their overheads from tax and VAT in Goals.

We’re integrated with leading accounting software

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Who’s eligible for a Starling business account?

Business customer

Businesses who are the owner of a limited company

and you’re the only person with significant control (PSC) over it.

Businesses who are a limited company with multiple owners

Our business account supports companies with multiple persons of significant control (PSC). You and your fellow PSCs will each get a Mastercard debit card and access to a beautifully simple bank account. For more information, read our blog post ‘Introducing: Multi-owner mobile business accounts for limited companies’.

Businesses for the self-employed

Our sole trader account is available exclusively to those who already have a personal current account with Starling.

How to become a Starling accountancy partner?

If you’d like to speak to our Partnerships team and learn a bit more about the programme, please email us with your enquiry.

Many a happy customer

We think we have the best business current account, but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve been reviewed thousands of times on Trustpilot. Our customers think we’re “the best bank bar none”, “a true breath of fresh air”, and “freaking love” us.

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