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Starling Bank Reports that 43% of UK’s Small Businesses Say their Performance Is Back to Pre-COVID Levels

UK-based digital bank Starling reveals that two-fifths of small businesses (43%) report that their performance is back to pre-COVID levels, with almost a third (30%) “stating they are performing better than they were in February 2020.” The research from Enterprise Nation and Starling Bank reveals… Read More

Belgian Banks Take Top 2 Spots in Sia Partners Rankings, Revolut Falls to #3

A pair of Belgian banks have ousted Revolut from the top spot in the fourth annual Sia Partners‘ Mobile Banking Benchmark: A Study on the Present State of Mobile Banking in the World. Sia Partners considered 135 banks in 17 countries across Europe, North Africa,… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Acquires £1B Mortgage Loan Book from Kensington Mortgages

UK-based digital banking platform, Starling Bank has reportedly acquired a mortgage book valued at about £1 billion as the Fintech tries to challenge the United Kingdom’s established banks. Starling Bank has reportedly obtained the home loans portfolio from Kensington Mortgages, which offers financing for clients… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Offset its Carbon Emissions Yearly from 2021 and Aim for Net Zero Target

UK-based digital bank Starling recently confirmed that it has committed to “a one third reduction target in its carbon emissions by 2030 and to offset carbon emissions from its own operations and supply chain annually from 2021.” As noted by Starling Bank in a release:… Read More

Starling Bank Introduces Accounting Software Integration with Xero for Multi-Currency Business Accounts

If you’re running a UK-based business and routinely have to send, receive or hold euros or dollars, then Starling Bank’s multi-currency accounts can save you time, money, effort, and stress. Whether it’s sending payments to suppliers based in Italy or receiving payments from customers in… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Introduces Bills Manager to help Consumers Better Manage their Funds

UK-based digital bank Starling Bank is launching Bills Manager, in order to help clients with settling their bills in a timely manner and better managing their funds. The new feature, one of the “most requested,” offers clients the option to have a Direct Debit or… Read More

UK based Digital Banking Platform Starling Explains How to Set Your Own Contactless Payments Limit

The team at UK’s digital bank Starling notes that they always want their clients to be in control of their funds. That’s why they are introducing a feature that allows customers to set their own limit for contactless payments made with their debit cards, “up… Read More

UK Money App Ziglu Hits Seedrs Target in 81 Minutes

UK-based money app Ziglu this week its £1 million crowdfund oversubscribed in 81 minutes, beating its previous record of three hours. The campaign was launched on Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform. Ziglu is raising equity capital at a pre-money valuation of £85 million. Ziglu’s previous… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Expand Business Operations into Europe

UK-based digital bank Starling is expanding its business operations into Europe. As of H1 2022, “subject to regulatory approval,” Starling intends to make its Banking as a Service (BaaS) solution offering available in the European Union, which includes France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain, according… Read More

Financial Crime: UK’s Starling Bank Explains How to Deal with Scam Artists and Fraudsters Online

The team at digital bank Starling asks whether you’ve every agreed to plans for something you “really didn’t want to do.” The UK-based banking challenger also asks whether you’ve “walked down the high street and been unable not buy something from that fast-talking street vendor.”… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Now Claims 2.4M Open Accts, 400K Business Accts, £4B in Deposits

UK-based digital bank Starling notes that as the summer months are ending, they’ve shared some of their recent highlights. Starling now has over 2.4 million open accounts, which reportedly include more than 400,000 business accounts. As mentioned in a blog post by Starling, dated September… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Explains How to Securely Send High-Value Payments through their App

Making a high value payment should not feel like a chore or arduous task, according to UK-based digital bank Starling. The Fintech firm writes in a blog post that it should be fairly straightforward and secure, which is exactly what the company aims to offer…. Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Reveals How It’s Helping Businesses At Festivals

UK’s digital bank Starling notes that with their platform and financial services, clients are able to bank “anywhere.” According to Starling Bank, that’s what makes them a wonderful app for business owners “out and about at festivals.” As part of this ongoing support for the… Read More

UK Digital Bank Starling Acquires Buy-to-Let Specialist Mortgage Lender, Fleet Mortgages

UK-based digital bank Starling has confirmed the acquisition of specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Fleet Mortgages as part of a £50 million cash and share deal. Fleet Mortgages, based in Hampshire, focuses on offering mortgages to professional and semi-professional buy-to-let landlords, “only via mortgage adviser distribution… Read More

Digital Bank Starling CEO Anne Boden Says They’re Pulling Away from the Fintech Pack, Firm Reports Profitability, Growing Responsibly

UK’s Starling Bank recently shared its trading update for the quarter to 30 June 2021 and its report and “accounts for the period ending 31 March 2021.” The results, released by Starling on July 22, 2021, demonstrate “strong and responsible growth, continued profitability and a… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Accredited by British Business Bank as Lender Under Recovery Loan Scheme

UK-based digital bank Starling has been accredited by the British Business Bank as a lender under the government-backed Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), which is the successor to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Starling had previously been approved as a lender under the initial… Read More

UK’s Barclays and Fintechs Starling, Monzo are Reportedly Blocking Money Transfers to Crypto Exchanges

Major banking institutions in the UK like Barclays have decided to block or prevent their clients from transferring money to virtual currency exchanges. Digital banking Fintechs such as Monzo and Starling Bank have also been cracking down on crypto-related entities and transactions they may be… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Explains how their Overdraft Facility can Serve as Short-Term Safety Net for Clients

UK-based digital bank Starling notes that their overdraft can serve as a short-term “safety net” for eligible or qualified personal customers. The Starling Bank team writes in a blog post that if you don’t have enough funds in your account to cover essential payments or… Read More

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

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