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12 January 2023: Starling expects profits to quadruple as CEO says crypto lacks "moral purpose’" Starling Bank is expecting to increase its pre-tax profits by more than four times in its upcoming annual financial results. The digital bank said it “generated annualised pre-tax profits of more than £250m on the back of almost £600m of annualised revenue for the month of December 2022”.
Anne Boden, Starling’s CEO, has announced that the digital bank expects to go public within the next two years. It’s likely to go live on the London Stock Exchange, as the company is headquartered in London.
Starling is a leading challenger bank, going up against Monzo and Revolut, which are both also rumoured to be planning IPOs. We don’t yet know what the valuation of the company would be or the ticker symbol.
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Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Starling, depending on your broker.
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