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Starling Bank creates 1,000 new jobs and unveils new Manchester office

The digital bank has found its new home at Barrings’ Landmark.

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Starling Bank is moving up north and intends to create 1,000 new jobs for the region.

The digital bank’s new home at Barrings’ Landmark adds to its existing offices in London, Cardiff, Southampton and Dublin.

It first announced its move to Manchester back in December and said it chose the city as the hub of its Northern expansion because of its deep pool of fintech talent.

“Manchester is one of the most important tech hubs in the UK,” Starling founder and CEO Anne Boden said.

“London’s success as a global fintech hub enables it to spread wealth and jobs throughout the UK and the wider economy. That’s exactly what we’re doing with this office in Manchester.”

Starling has signed a 10-year lease on the fifth floor of Landmark, which was chosen for its central location and sustainable design, and intends to create up to 1,000 new jobs.

These will include roles in operations, engineering, data science and cybersecurity.

Manchester is becoming an increasingly attractive spot for both fintechs and tech companies outside of the London bubble.

In 2022, Manchester tech companies raised more than £500m, producing six unicorns and eight ‘futurecorns’, making it officially the number one tech hub of the North.

“We’ve had some outstanding applications for our roles in Manchester already, affirming the city’s place as the tech capital of the North,” Starling chief people officer Susanna Yallop said.

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