Starling Bank makes its mobile app desktop-accessible

Posted: 5 October 2020 2:50 pm

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Starling Bank reveals its new online banking service in a nod to shifting personal finance habits.

Starling Bank has launched a new online banking portal for its personal and joint bank account customers. The new service has been rolled out in response to customer demand, and enables account holders to manage their money from both their smartphone and desktop devices.

Last year, Starling Bank introduced online banking for its business account holders. With the latest release, personal and joint customers can now access up-to-date transaction information, balance details and spending insights, and they can set up and edit standing orders. Customers will also be able to create savings goals, manage their card controls and download statements on their desktop or laptop.

Online banking is the latest in a range of features launched during the pandemic; others include a Business Toolkit, the Connected Card (which someone stuck at home can give to a friend who is shopping on their behalf) and cheque imaging.

“As we’re all spending more time at home than usual, it’s important that our customers can manage their money from anywhere they wish at any time,” said Anne Boden, Starling Bank founder and CEO.

Starling’s web version uses data encryption and multi-layer authentication, along with the card control features, such as the ability to freeze your card if it’s lost or stolen and disable contactless payments.

Customers will still have to open a bank account on their smartphone to use the web app, which can be accessed via Starling’s online banking login page.

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