Starling Bank is a challenger bank founded in London in 2014, aspiring to enable everyone to enjoy a healthy financial life. Having received its banking license in July 2016, it has started the European expansion with the license passported to Ireland.
In March 2017 Starling launched its mobile app offering full service bank account with a sort code and account number. It was the first digital bank to join Faster Payments and develop a mobile only proposition for Current Account Switching Service (CASS). One of the Starling’s winning features is its API-driven Marketplace serving as the “Amazon of banking” and providing its customers access to various financial products. Starling Bank is currently working with almost 100 prospective marketplace partners.
Starling Payment Services, a separate division at the Bank, offers real-time connectivity via APIs to the payments world through Faster Payments, BACS and SEPA. SEPA Instant will be available in 2018. Our clients include major U.K. Government agencies, corporates and e-Money license holders, all who require real time affordable access to payments. Starling Bank also offers BIN Sponsorship services.