Starling Bank Mobile App

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There's no money or anything to be made with this, and I wasn't sure where to post it but I found the Starling Bank App a few weeks ago. It's a mobile banking app available on apple and android. I checked it all out and decided to make an account for my MB funds, you need to verify with ID (I took a pic of my passport) and they sent me out a MasterCard debit card within a few days. You don't have to any deposit money to open an account.

So far I really like it, and I'm finding it really useful to keep on top of my MB funds. I'm still a bit wary about keeping large amounts in the account because it's mobile only but for the sake of transferring a few quid and keeping survery and MB seperate from other stuff I have no complaints. It uses a code to open the app but I think there's an option for fingerprint as well. I just thought I'd share in case anyone wants a new seperate bank account! :)
 

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There's no money or anything to be made with this, and I wasn't sure where to post it but I found the Starling Bank App a few weeks ago. It's a mobile banking app available on apple and android. I checked it all out and decided to make an account for my MB funds, you need to verify with ID (I took a pic of my passport) and they sent me out a MasterCard debit card within a few days. You don't have to any deposit money to open an account.

So far I really like it, and I'm finding it really useful to keep on top of my MB funds. I'm still a bit wary about keeping large amounts in the account because it's mobile only but for the sake of transferring a few quid and keeping survery and MB seperate from other stuff I have no complaints. It uses a code to open the app but I think there's an option for fingerprint as well. I just thought I'd share in case anyone wants a new seperate bank account! :)
I think i've heard of this mobile bank and to be honest it's a far simpler solution when you just want an 'account' for things like this!
 

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Is it FSCS protected though? I've found most of the mobile banking apps aren't and so am reluctant to use them as a result.
 

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Is it FSCS protected though? I've found most of the mobile banking apps aren't and so am reluctant to use them as a result.
According to the Starling Bank and FSCS website yes.

From the FSCS website:
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects consumers should anything happen to their bank, building society or credit union. It’s likely you will have seen our posters in your local branch or information on your bank or building society website and app.
Starling Bank current accounts are protected by FSCS up to the sum of £85,000*.

There's more info online about it all but I haven't looked thoroughly in to it. Attached a screenshot of when I put it through the FSCS money and tools checker.
 

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That's ace. Should be a good one to use then. There's a lot of apps out there that aren't FSCS protected and yet Martin Lewis is still reccomending them!
 

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