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Who are Starling bank

We are delighted to partner with Starling Bank – winners of the best British bank for three consecutive years (2018 – 2020) who are fast becoming the bank of choice for so many small business owners, Sole Traders and Limited Companies.

Founded in 2014 by Anne Boden, Starling is the UK’s first mobile bank offering super-fast setup, beautifully simple money management and 24/7 support, all with no monthly fees.

From small businesses with big ambitions to freelancers figuring out tax returns, Starling’s award-winning business bank account is designed to make entrepreneurial life a little easier.

  • No monthly account fees
  • Speedy setup
  • Apply in minutes, with no three-week waits.
  • Integrate with Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent
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  • 24/7 UK customer support
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Who’s eligible for a Starling business bank account?

  • You’re the owner of a limited company and you’re the only person with significant control (PSC) over it.
  • You’re part of a limited company with multiple owners. With our multi-PSC account, you and your fellow PSCs will each get a Mastercard debit card and access to a beautifully simplemobile bank account. For more information, read their blog post titled ‘Introducing: Multiowner mobile business accounts for limited companies’.
  • You’re self-employed. Our sole trader account is available exclusively to those who already have a Starling Bank personal account.
  • Entities engaged in, or linked in any way to, certain activities may not be able to open or have a business bank account with Starling. Visit their Legal Documentation page and select Business Current Account Terms for more information.
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Getting started

Apply in minutes

It takes just a few minutes, direct from your mobile. No paperwork or branch visits required.

  • Click on your Accountants application link.
  • Download the app from Google Play Store or the App Store
  • Enter your details.
  • Verify who you are by uploading your identification documents and sending us a short video
  • We’ll carry out some quick checks at a UK Credit Reference Agency
  • Provide a few details about your business, such as its day to day activities and online presence
  • We will then look to approve your application as soon as possible so you can start making the most of all the features to help you manage your business finances better.

Link your accounting software (Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent)

You can easily integrate your account with Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent direct from the Starling app.

  • From the ‘Account’ menu, go to the Starling Business Marketplace.
  • Click ‘Accounting’ and then find Xero, QuickBooks or FreeAgent.
  • Click ‘Add’, authorise access, set up the account on Xero, QuickBooks or FreeAgent – and that’s it!
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