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Starling launches new beta

Alex Lynn | 13:11 Thursday 16th March 2017

Mobile challenger Starling Bank has invited customers to join its beta testing programme.

The launch marks the first time the bank's current account has been available beyond friends, family and product members.

Starling is now readying the app for its wider mobile audience by talking to and receiving further feedback from beta users.

Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank, said: “Our vision at Starling is to give everyone in the world the opportunity to enjoy a healthy financial life.

“Today is another step on that journey.

“I'm extremely proud to be working with a team that puts the customer first in everything that we do, and is committed to changing banking for ever.”

Initially available on iOS – with Android expected to follow  – the bank will initially focus on the core functions of a current account.

This includes opening an account within minutes, setting up regular payments and making one-off payments in and out of the account.

Beta customers will receive a contactless MasterCard debit card that can be used both in the UK and internationally.

In later phases, the beta testers will be able to budget, see insights into their spending and save towards specific targets.

Scott Chow, chief product officer at Starling, added: “We've been doing a lot of user testing, but we're very much looking forward to continuing to talk to our customers and start new conversations with those joining us at each stage of testing.

“We want to make this the most useful banking app in the world.”

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