How to buy Starling shares when it goes public

Here's everything we know so far about the Starling IPO.

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.

How to buy shares in Starling when it goes public

Once Starling goes public, you'll need a brokerage account to invest. Consider opening a brokerage account today so you're ready as soon as the stock hits the market.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Create an account using basic personal details along with your ID and bank information. You can make a deposit with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Starling. Find the stock by name or the ticker symbol .
  4. Buy Starling shares. Once shares become available on your platform, decide how much stock you want to buy and create an order.

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What we know about the Starling IPO

There's no news yet about how much the stock will cost when it goes public. No date has been set for when the stock will be publicly available. The shares will be available on the LSE.

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