Starling Bank unveils online banking portal for SMEs

By Oliver Smith on 23rd September 2019

Challenger Banks

Starling confirmed personal and joint account holders will get access to the banking portal “at a later date”.

Starling Bank unveils online banking portal for SMEs
Image source: Starling for Business.

Later this week 66,000 business banking customers of Starling will be given access to the bank’s first online banking offering.

On its website business and sole trader customers can now build Starling into their accounting workflows with the ability to set up payments, edit standing orders and export statements in CSV or PDF format directly to desktop.

“Many small business owners told us they wanted to be able to bank online as well as on their mobiles, as their businesses grow and become more complex,” said Starling Bank CEO and Founder Anne Boden.

“By making accounts accessible on laptops and desktops, we’re giving our customers even more flexibility to bank the way that best suits them and to get on with doing what they do best: running their businesses.”

Starling also confirmed this morning that its online banking portal is coming to personal and joint account holders “at a later date”.

Starling’s web portal, the launch of which was first reported by AltFi in August, is a requirement of the £100m Starling won from the Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) fund in February, will be limited to Starling’s business account holders only at launch.

While the login for Starling’s online banking portal is not yet live, it’s understood to be launching later this week.