UK digital bank Starling has launched Online Banking for its personal and joint bank account customers. Built in response to customer demand, the new online portal will allow Starling customers to manage their money from their desktop or laptop as well as their smartphone.
Starlings business customers have had access to an online banking portal since October 2019 when the bank launched a web app for its business and sole trader accounts after receiving £100m grant from the Capabilities and Innovation Fund, designed to increase competition and innovation in business banking.
With Starling Online Banking, customers will be able to:
- View their actual balance and up-to-date list of transactions
- See what they’re spending their money on with the spending insights feature
- View, setup and edit standing orders and any other regular payments they might have
- Put money aside towards Savings Goals and track progress
- Manage card controls
- View and export statements
The web version of the app joins a host of new releases that Starling Bank has delivered in response to their customers’ needs during the coronavirus pandemic, including the Business Toolkit, Connected Card and cheque imaging.
As with the mobile app, the online portal has built-in security features that will keep customers’ money safe, such as data encryption and multi-layer user authentication to complete certain tasks.
Starling Bank Founder and CEO Anne Boden said: “Many customers told us they wanted to do their banking online as well as on their smartphones. By making accounts accessible on laptops and desktops, we’re giving them even more flexibility to bank the way that best suits them. As we’re all spending more time at home than usual, it’s important that our customers can manage their money from anywhere they wish at any time.”
Starling is a digital bank founded in 2014 and voted Best British Bank in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Its retail banking app offers personal, business, joint, Euro, USD and current accounts on Android and iOS. It has over 1.6 million customer accounts, including more than 180,000 limited company, sole trader and business accounts.