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Digital Bank Starling Issues Bounce Bank Loan Scheme (BBLS) Update, CEO Anne Boden Joins UK Finance Board

UK-based Starling Bank issued an update on June 1, 2020 regarding the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). The British Business Bank has been approving new lenders for several COVID-19 support schemes. As previously reported, JCB Finance will join the other 18 BBLS lenders who have… Read More

Starling Bank Raises £40 Million From Existing Investors, Total Raised for the Year Stands at £100 Million

Digital bank Starling bank has raised £40 million from existing investors according to a note from the Fintech. Starling said the funding was led by JTC and Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited. Anne Boden, founder and chief executive of Starling Bank, commented on the news: “This… Read More

Starling Bank CEO Provides Update on CBILS Lending, Doubles as Customer Support

Starling Bank, a leading UK digital bank, has been moving rapidly to implement COVID-19 business relief programs authorized by the UK government. Starling is the first Fintech to be approved as a Bounce Back Loan (BBLS) provider and, earlier this week, Starling and Funding Circle… Read More

Digital Bank Starling Bank Comments on Being Accredited as a CBILS Lender

Following approval by the British Business Bank as  CBILS lender, Starling Bank – a digital-only bank, has issued a statement. Starling is a fully licensed and regulated bank, founded by Anne Boden, former Allied Irish Banks COO, in 2014. Helen Bierton, Starling Bank’s Chief Banking… Read More

UK’s Fintech Alliance Launches New Mentoring Hub to Connect Industry Leaders with Startup Founders

The Fintech Alliance has introduced a new program via its platform, called the Fintech Alliance Mentoring Hub. The hub will help financial technology industry leaders connect with startup founders, entrepreneurs and other professionals who want to gain more experience and move up the career ladder… Read More

Starling Bank Creates 400 New Jobs with New Location in Cardiff

Digital bank Starling Bank has opened a third UK office – this one in Cardiff. According to a note from the Fintech, the office will create 400 jobs in Wales. The new operation will grow Starling’s back-office operation that includes data science, customer service and… Read More

UK-based Challenger Starling Bank to Use Irish Banking License to Expand Operations Across Europe

UK-based banking challenger Starling Bank intends to use its Irish banking license to make its way into other European nations in the coming years, Anne Boden, the company’s CEO, confirmed. During a recent interview with IBS Intelligence, Boden, founder of Starling Bank, noted that the… Read More

We Help Businesses Fly: Digital Bank Starling Bank Promotes SME Services

Digital bank Starling has kicked off a new advertising campaign focusing on banking services for SMEs, according to a release. The digital pitch promotes Starling Bank as supporting small businesses claiming the bank helps your business fly. Starling Bank is said to be spending “multi-millions”… Read More

Starling Bank Points to Micro-Businesses & Burden of Managing Financial Tasks

Digital challenger Starling Bank is highlighting research that points to the burden of micro-businesses when it comes to managing financial admin demands. Starling notes that there are an estimated 5.6 million micro-businesses (0 to 9 employees) in the UK. According to the research, which surveyed… Read More

Digital Banking: Starling Bank Raises £30 million Led by Merian Chrysalis

Digital bank Starling Bank has raised £30 million in a new funding round, according to a company release. Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited is leading the round with an investment of £20 million. Starling’s existing investor, JTC, has topped off the round with £10 million…. Read More

UK-based Challenger Bank Starling Teams Up With Nimbla to Provide Insurance Cover from Financial Losses

UK-based digital bank Starling teamed up with Nimbla, a digital insurance platform, in order to provide its 65,000 small business clients the ability to protect themselves from potential financial damages resulting from bankrupt customers. Starling’s business customers can avoid financial losses by acquiring insurance coverage… Read More

UK-based Fintech Starling Bank Launches New Online Banking App for Business Clients

London-based digital bank Starling Bank has introduced a new online banking app that allows its business clients to manage their funds more efficiently, according to a release. In addition to providing a mobile banking application, Sterling Bank offers a debit card that allows users to… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Starling Bank Adds Insurtech Digital Risks and Cybersecurity Platform CyberSmart to Marketplace

Starling Bank, a digital-only challenger bank, has added two new partners to its marketplace feature. According to a note from the bank, Starling is now offering access to SME Insurtech Digital Risks and cybersecurity platform CyberSmart. Both services are available to customers of Starling Bank… Read More

UK Digital Bank Starling Updates on User Growth: Expects One Million Accounts Before Year End

Starling Bank CEO and Founder Anne Boden recently published an open letter updating both investors, users and prospectie customers on the progress on the digital only challenger bank. Boden said the bank has now topped 775,000 accounts in total: 695,000 retail current accounts, 59,000 business… Read More

Starling Bank Expands White Label “Banking as a Service” and Payment Service Offer

Digital only challenger bank Starling is expanding its “Banking-as-a-Service” and Payment Services offer. These are two white label banking services offered in the UK allowing other entities to provide retail banking services and make payments. Current  clients include Ditto, Raisin UK, and the Department for Work… Read More

Fintech Raisin Partners with Starling Bank

Raisin UK, a successful European Fintech that provides a marketplace for consumers to earn more money on their savings, has partnered with digital challenger bank Starling Bank. According to Raisin, under a strategic partnership between the two companies, all new customers of Raisin UK will… Read More

Starling Bank Streamlines Joint Account Process using Mobile Proximity Tech

Digital bank Starling Bank has launched a new feature to streamline the process of creating joint accounts without ever having to visit a UK bank branch.  The mobile application process uses Google Nearby tech to enable Starling users to securely apply for a joint account in just… Read More

UK Mobile-Only Starling Bank Adds SME Business Accounts & No Fee Perks

Starling Bank, after recently being voted the Best British Bank, has reportedly become the first fully licensed mobile-only bank to launch business accounts for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK. Starling’s app aims to allow small business owners to open an account in less than… Read More

Starling Bank Receives Full Regulatory Approval from FCA & PRA to Offer Broad Portfolio of Financial Products

Starling Bank has been granted approval by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to offer customers a wide array of financial products by the mobile-only bank.  Starling Bank received a license to operate as a bank by the Bank of England… Read More

Fitbit Launches Payment Process App in UK; Now Available Through Starling Bank

Just a few months after Starling Bank announced it is offering Apple Pay to UK customers, the challenger bank revealed this week is now offering Fitbit Pay to its UK customers as well. Fitbit’s payment process now allows customers to pay through the company’s wearable, Fitbit… Read More

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