UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank announced on Wednesday it has expanded its business Marketplace with the addition of cloud-based accounting software provider Intuit QuickBooks. The service will give the bank’s 90,000 business customers a link between their bank account activity and their accounting package.
Starling Bank reported that once paired with QuickBooks via the Marketplace, Starling business account holders will experience the convenience of having their accounts ledger update automatically with each transaction they make.
“Thanks to a range of smart features Starling business customers choosing to do their accounting with QuickBooks can invoice customers; chase late payments; track deductible mileage; even give their accountant instant access to their accounts, and run and link payroll to HMRC. Using QuickBooks will also guide Starling business customers into compliance with the Government’s new Making Tax Digital system, as well as give them access to VAT SmartScan, which scans VAT returns for commonly made errors. And like Starling, QuickBooks offers free customer support, 24/7.”
Speaking about the addition to Intuit Quickbooks to the platform, Starling Bank CEO, Anne Boden stated:
“Starling and QuickBooks have both taken a traditional industry and disrupted it with the power of technology and our apps. We have given power back to our customers by letting them use their own data to make better business choices. It’s no wonder so many of our customers have been urging us to bring QuickBooks into the Starling Marketplace.”
Shaun Shirazian, Head of Product at Intuit QuickBooks UK, then shared:
“Like Starling, our ambition is to continuously support our customers, to give them the best tools, features and options to help their business prosper. And now, both QuickBooks and Starling users have the chance to auto-sync, enabling an even faster and easier way for them to reconcile their business accounts and make better informed, real-time, business choices.”
Starling Bank added that Intuit QuickBooks is the 11th partner to enter the Starling Business Marketplace, joining Xero, FreeAgent, Digital Risks, CyberSmart, Tail, Flux, Nimbla, so sure, Anorak and Sparqa Legal, covering accountancy software, credit facilities, insurance and now legal services.