Starling adds three new Marketplace partners

Starling Bank has added three new integrations to its Marketplace - workplace messaging platform Slack, energy switching service Bionic and health insurance provider Equipsme.

The Marketplace offers 26 complementary services that the challenger bank's 177,000 small business customers can link to their banking app.

Founder an chief executive Anne Boden said: “These new Marketplace integrations are bringing added value to our business customers, helping them to save money on utilities, incentivise their staff with health insurance and sync their Starling app with Slack so their teams can enjoy real-time spending notifications wherever they’re working.”

Slack should give business customers better visibility of their finances by providing owners and employees with real-time transaction alerts every time they are paid by a customer or pay a bill. The integration will also allow finance or account management teams without direct access to the Starling business account to see transaction details.

Meanwhile, powering comparison sites such as MoneySuperMarket and USwitch, Bionic helps customers save on average £725 a year and switch their bills within two hours.

And finally, Equipsme will offer flexible health insurance for businesses of all sizes with employees being able to pay to upgrade and add family members.

The new integrations are a first for the Starling Marketplace in the areas of communications, energy and health. Previous partnerships have included mortgage advice and virtual office space, insolvency insurance, cyber security, mobile point of sale technology, rent recognition platform technology and accounting software.

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