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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

Seen and Heard at LendIt Europe: The Future of Finance

LendIt Europe took place in London earlier this week with around 1000+ attendees participating including a good showing of regular suspects and an emerging group of early stage, aspiring Fintech firms. For both presenters and attendees the backdrop of the Brexit decision and the uncertainties… Read More

The UK Plows Ahead in Implementing PSD2 Compliant Open Banking

On Monday, October 9, Lendit Europe, the event gathering 1000+ representatives of the international fintech and lending scene on the banks of the River Thames, opened with a presentation by Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, Global Head of FinTech at consultancy firm EY, who spoke about “The… Read More

UK Digital-Only Starling Bank Plans to Raise £40 Million In Preparation For Global Expansion

UK-based digital-bank startup Starling Bank has announced it plans to raise £40 million from investors as part of its global expansion. Starling Bank describes itself as a fintech business with a banking license, fully regulated by the FCA and PRA. We were granted a banking license… Read More

LendIt Europe Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Event

Keynote Speakers at LendIt Europe Include: Anthony Jenkins, Renaud Laplanche, Anne Boden, Jaidev Janadarna and more. LendIt Europe, the European event series covering Fintech and lending, has shared its keynote speakers for this years. LendIt expects more than 120 speakers will take to the stage… Read More

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