Starling Bank hits 3 million current accounts milestone

Posted: 22 June 2022 1:47 pm

Starling Bank

Latest landmark figure from the challenger bank includes nearly half a million business accounts.

UK digital banking giant Starling has revealed it now operates 3 million current accounts, including more than 460,000 small business accounts.

This milestone is the latest one in Starling’s growth story, with data from the Current Account Switching Service also revealing that Starling gained more net switches in 2021 than any other bank in the UK.

Since its launch in 2017, the challenger bank “has proven that technology can transform the banking experience,” said Helen Bierton, chief banking officer at Starling.

Starling offers what it describes as “industry-first products and features”, including access to a selection of third party financial services for both personal and business current accounts through its in-app “marketplace”.

Starling operates personal current accounts, joint accounts and business accounts. Now that Starling has opened 460,000 small business accounts, it represents 8% of the UK SME banking market.

Starling has achieved several awards in recent years, including receiving a high commendation in the 2022 Finder Banking Customer Satisfaction Awards, where it scored 5 out of 5 stars and polled a “would recommend” score of 87% in our customer survey.

Looking for a new current account? To compare the latest banking offers, see our dedicated guide.

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