About Starling Bank

Starling Bank is a digital challenger bank providing the first mobile-only UK current account. Building our bank from scratch has allowed us to place technology at our core and fully connect customers to their finances. Our vision is to give everyone clarity and control over their money so they have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy financial life.

This is banking – but not as you know it.

No boundaries; one team. We are a fintech business with a banking licence – we have all the excitement and flexibility of a start-up tech company, combined with the responsibility of a bank. Our diverse team is made up of people from all over the world, different backgrounds, and ages: techies, product owners, marketers, customer advocates, UX specialists, ops, lawyers, and of course the people that make sure everything is taken care of around compliance, risk and finance. We’re looking for dynamic individuals who share our passion for the seamless integration of technology into our everyday lives.

How the Starling story began: our CEO Anne Boden entered the banking world thirty years ago, Computer Science and Chemistry degree in hand - a degree which laid the foundations for her focus on technology and digital innovation. Following the financial crisis, she recognised that people, technology and regulations had been transformed. Yet banking remained rigid, uncompetitive and restricted by layers of outdated systems. That’s why she decided to leave her job to build a bank from scratch; one that would embrace technology, keep customers at its heart and was designed to empower them. In July 2016, perseverance paid off and we celebrated being granted our banking licence and less than a year later we became the first mobile-only current account in the UK.

Starling Bank is the first UK licensed digital challenger bank:

  • to be built from scratch and launch a PSD2-ready API
  • to use 100% cloud based technologies
  • to be connected to the Current Account Switching Service (CASS)
  • to become a full member of the Faster Payments Scheme
  • to offer in-app provision of Apple Pay
  • We have built our own banking system and have our own full ‘technology stack.’ Our development approach is agile based, enabling rapid software upgrades and we are one of the first banks completely in the Cloud using Amazon Web Services. Our engineers are committed to keeping up with Apple and Android developments and delivering our updates efficiently to both systems. Our open APIs are unique in the banking world and create exciting opportunities for integration with other fintechs such as TransferWise and Moneybox through the Starling Marketplace. We are working together to bring the best technology to our customers – will you be the next to join us?

    We don't have a long list of requirements where skills and experience are concerned. Instead, all that we are are looking for are people who can bring energy, intellect and creativity to the world of banking! We want to hear from people who love building things, creating new stuff, learning new technologies and skills and working with great people across all different teams and areas to create a fantastic product.

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