Starling Bank snaps up buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages for £50m

Starling Bank moves into mortgages: Digital challenger snaps up buy-to-let lender Fleet for £50m as part of expansion drive Starling Bank has made its first corporate acquisition, buying Fleet Mortgages  It is part of the bank’s expansion drive as it targets IPO by 2023  Starling has reassured existing Fleet customers that it won’t change the … Read more

Tribunal to hear claim of prejudice at Starling

Former employee of Starling files discrimination claim against fast-growing bank By Emma Dunkley For The Mail On Sunday Published: 23:32 BST, 17 April 2021 | Updated: 23:32 BST, 17 April 2021 A former employee of Starling Bank has filed a discrimination claim that will be heard in court this week. Gulnaz Raja, who was the … Read more

Starling founder Anne Boden voices her opinion on women being ‘better bankers’

Flying high: Starling founder Anne Boden At the stationery counter in Fortnum & Mason’s store three days before Christmas, a middle-aged woman was fending off questions from customers who assumed she was a shop assistant.  They were not to know that Anne Boden is the only woman in this country ever to have founded a … Read more

Starling becomes the first British bank to charge customers interest on savings

Starling has become the first British bank to introduce negative interest rates for personal account customers, though only those who hold high balances in euros will be affected. Rather than charging a membership or account fee, the challenger bank will levy a monthly rate of -0.5 per cent on balances of more than €50,000 held … Read more

Tiny starling leaves firefighters baffled as it gets stuck in drain cover 

Tiny starling leaves firefighters baffled as it gets stuck in drain cover Bird-brained starling left firefighters puzzled as it got trapped in road manhole RSPCA dashed to Downham Market, Norfolk after receiving call from public Workers and firefighters all posed for pictures with the songbird after The starling was taken to East Winch Wildlife Centre and … Read more