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Sunday 21 October 2018


Starling Bank integrates with Yolt

Written by Anthony Strzalek

UK digital challenger Starling Bank has become the first mobile only bank to integrate with ING-backed smart money app Yolt.

Yolt’s aggregation functionality now enables Yolt users to view their Starling Bank account details and transactions alongside their other bank accounts, together in one place. Starling becomes the 29th bank, and first mobile only bank, to connect with Yolt.

Starling Bank launched its mobile-only current account in April 2017, the first app-only bank in the UK to do so. Since then, Starling has developed and forged partnerships such as being the first UK bank to offer Apple, Android and Fitbit Pay and launching the Marketplace, where customers will be able to access a wide range of financial products via their app.

Yolt has now become one of the early partners authorised to access Starling’s customer data via their PSD2 compliant Open API.

Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank, said: “We are delighted to be the first challenger bank to partner with Yolt. Starling was founded to empower its users to manage their money more effectively and integrating with Yolt so they can manage their Starling current account alongside other accounts continues to fulfil this promise to our customers. We are proud to be at the forefront of the open banking revolutions and committed to using data and technology to make consumers lives easier.”

Frank Jan Risseeuw, CEO of Yolt, added: “We are delighted to integrate with Starling Bank, after many requests from our users, as we continue to build the go-to smart money platform. It is connections like these that contribute to a new and innovative banking landscape, built on the principles of Open Banking. Together, we will empower even more people to manage their money and take control of their finances, allowing them to spend more time doing the things they love.”

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