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UK’s Digital Banking Unicorn Starling May Acquire Another Lender, CEO Anne Boden Reveals During UK Fintech Week

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling‘s CEO Anne Boden has revealed that the Fintech Unicorn is now well-positioned to acquire another lender. Boden also noted that there’s not a significant requirement for technology visas since the UK has the required talent. Starling, which has strategic funding… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Starling Secures £50M in Capital from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity

  Starling, a leading UK-based digital bank, revealed on Monday (April 19, 2021) that it has received a £50 million investment from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. The latest investment is reportedly an extension of the digital bank’s oversubscribed £272 million Series D investment round that… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Starling Explains How to Make the Most of Your Tax-Free Allowances on ISAs

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling notes that the end of the tax year is now “fast approaching.” This may be a good time to “make the most” of your tax-free allowances on Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs), the Starling team writes in a blog post. Starling… Read More

Starling Bank Unveils Recycled Plastic Debit Cards

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Monday it is introducing a recycled plastic debit card to support its efforts to protect the planet. According to the fintech, the Mastercard debit card to be made from recycled plastic (rPVC), and the material, which makes… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Starling Secures £272M via Series D led by Fidelity, Reports £1.1B Pre-Money Valuation

UK-based Fintech challenger Starling Bank has secured £272 million in capital via a Series D funding round led by Fidelity Investments. Starling Bank reported a £1.1 billion pre-money valuation. This latest investment round diversifies Starling’s slate of institutional investors to include some of the largest… Read More

Banking Challengers Starling and Branch Provide Reasons to Break Up with Your Old Bank

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling notes that bad relationships can be a lot of hard work. The Fintech firm has provided several reasons why it may be a good idea to “cut the ties” with your regular bank and “fall in love with easy, responsible… Read More

UK’s PensionBee, an Online Pension Provider, Now Added by Starling Bank to its Business Marketplace (for Sole Traders)

UK’s PensionBee, an online pension provider, had introduced a new product, allowing self-employed savers to easily set up a pension “from scratch.” Its reportedly an offering that may work quite well for sole traders, which is why Starling Bank confirmed that it has added PensionBee… Read More

Bank of England Payments Policy Team Head Cordelia Kafetz to Join UK’s Digital Bank Starling as Head of Financial Risk

Cordelia Kafetz, who was responsible for helping to launch Bank of England’s (BoE) Fintech hub in 2018 and has also served in key roles as part of the Payments Policy Team, has reportedly decided to join UK’s digital bank Starling. Starling Bank has confirmed that… Read More

Digital Banking: UK’s Fintech Challenger Starling Provides Reasons why Consumers Should Switch Over to Its Services and Leave Old Banks

UK-based digital bank Starling claims that more consumers appear to be switching to its Fintech platform than “ever before.” As confirmed by review site Which?, Starling Bank has topped the chart for current account switches – which means that clients decided to part ways with… Read More

Starling Bank Adds Dinghy Insurance, SumUp to Marketplace

Starling Bank, a digital bank that has built a substantial third party platform to offer a buffet of applications to its users, has added two new digital services to its marketplace. Starling states that both SumUP and Dinghy Insurance are now available for business customers…. Read More

Starling Bank Adds PayPal’s iZettle to Business Marketplace

Starling Bank has added PayPal’s iZettle to its Business Marketplace – the first payment service provider to join Starling., according to a note from the bank. iZettle offers a range of payment and commerce solutions like point of sale systems and invoicing software. Starling Bank… Read More

Nutmeg Joins Starling Bank’s Marketplace

  Digital bank Starling Bank announced on Thursday it has welcomed Nutmeg, a UK-based digital wealth manager, to its Marketplace.  Starling reported that the new service will help its personal and sole tracker consumers connect their banking to their investment accounts and pensions. “Starling customers with… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Is Reportedly Planning to Secure $263 Million in Additional Funding

UK-based digital bank Starling is reportedly planning to secure £200 million (appr. $263 million) in additional capital in order to further expand its business operations. Starling Bank may consider launching an initial public offering (IPO) in the foreseeable future. Starling has hired Rothschild to focus… Read More

Starling Bank Adds PayStream Accounting Software as Integrated Option

Digital bank Starling Bank is now offering PayStream, an online accounting platform, as an integrated option. The service has been part of Starling’s Marketplace since February. In a blog post, Starling says it has now developed a new integration with PayStream, focused on bookkeeping that… Read More

Starling Bank Adds Desktop Version of Banking Site

Digital bank Starling has announced the launch of online banking for its personal and joint bank account customers. The new online portal will allow Starling Bank’s customers to manage their money from their desktop or laptop as well as their smartphones. Previously, Starling had been… Read More

Starling Bank Launches Customer Tree Planting Refer-A-Friend Scheme

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Friday it has launched a new environmental initiative to plant one tree for every successful new personal and business customer referral. Starling Bank has teamed up with Trillion Trees, a joint venture between BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation… Read More

Digital Bank Starling Bank Offers Child Friendly Bank Account in Starling Kite

Starling Bank, a digital-only bank, has launched “Starling Kite” a child-friendly banking account that incorporates certain controls for parents and guardians. Starling Kite will be linked to an adult’s account to help track utilization while children aged between 6 to 16, will receive a banking… Read More

UK’s Digital Challenger Starling Bank Joins Monzo by Introducing New Fees, as Fintechs Struggle to Offer Competitive Services

UK based digital challenger Starling Bank has reportedly joined digital bank Monzo by introducing several new fees for certain services related to its British pound or GBP and Euro bank accounts. As reported recently, Monzo announced two new fees for its customers. The Fintech startup… Read More

Starling Bank Survey Reveals 80% of UK SMEs Are Confident They Will Recover From COVID Despite Concerning Economic Forecast

‘ UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Monday its latest survey reveals four in five (80%) UK SMEs are confident they will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, which was conducted with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA) was done on more… Read More

At least 67 Fintech Unicorns Operating Globally, with North America Leading the Way, and Asian, European Markets Growing Fast

There are now at least 67 FIntech unicorns, globally, that are valued at a combined $244.6 billion, according to a recently published infographic by CBInsights which shows that North America, particularly the US, is home to some of the world’s largest Fintechs. Fintech unicorns are… Read More

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