Starling Bank switch offer

Before you swoop over to Starling Bank, find out which switching bonuses you might be eligible for.

Starling Bank is the original digital challenger bank which shook up the industry. Formed in 2014 by founder Anne Boden, Starling has developed a reputation as one of the most ethical banks around, from using recycled debit cards to turning down investments based on moral direction. You can’t visit a Starling Bank branch, though, as they don’t exist. Everything’s done online and through the app.

As one of the leading digital banks, does Starling Bank have a strong switch bonus in place for newcomers?

Is Starling Bank currently running a switching offer?

There is no switching offer at Starling Bank at the moment, but there is a modest referral scheme.

When you successfully get a friend or family member to sign up, you’ll get a National Trust day pass. You can use it to visit World Heritage sites, parks, castles and more across the UK.

Here’s how to claim your National Trust day pass:

  • In the Starling Bank app, go to your profile and select ‘Refer a friend’
  • Tap ‘Share referral link’
  • Send it to your friend or family member
  • Once their account is approved, you’ll each receive a free National Trust day pass

What switching offers have been available in the past?

October 2020-March 2023
Starling Bank may not have branches, but it has plenty of trees thanks to its involvement in the Trillion Trees scheme.
Launched in October 2020, a previous refer-a-friend scheme at Starling Bank saw a new tree planted for every successful referral. Told you Starling was all about the ethics.
By the time the scheme finished in early 2023, Starling Bank had proudly funded 100,000 new trees being planted.

When might the bank launch a new switching offer?

There is currently no sign of a new bank switching offer from Starling Bank. To add to this, the bank doesn’t have a history of offering cash incentives for those of you moving to Starling from another bank.
However, we can send you an update if Starling does initiate a new bank switching bonus. To stay in the know, sign up to our newsletter and you’ll get a message directly from us when the offer goes live.

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