Starling launches online banking portal for personal and joint account holders

By Aisling Finn on Monday 5 October 2020

Digital Banking

Account-holders will now be able to manage their money from their desktop or laptop, as well as in the app.

Starling launches online banking portal for personal and joint account holders
Image source: Anne Boden/Starling Bank


Starling Bank has today launched online banking for its personal and joint account holders, just over a year after launching an online portal for its business customers. 

The new platform will allow Starling customers to manage their money from their desktop or laptop as well as on the smartphone app. 

Customers will be able to view their balance and a list of recent transactions, see insights into their spending, view and set up standing orders and other regular payments, put money into their savings pots, manage their card and view their bank statements all on the online portal. 

Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank, 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.” 

To access the portal, customers have to visit the secure online banking page, enter both their account and mobile number and then tap the notification sent to their mobile.  

Last week, Starling sent the fintech world into a spin after teasing the opening of its first branch, only for the digital bank to backtrack and explain what it meant by “branching out.” 

The bank has teamed up with Trillion Trees to plant a tree for every successful personal and business customer referral, kicking off the effort by planting 2,014 trees to commemorate the year of its launch.

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