Auto complete account details of contacts on Starling


#1

I have friends with starling accounts, but their account details are not auto populated when I search add a payee? Surely Starling should do this automatically as happens in Revolut, where any of my contacts who also have an account show up at the top of the list, and I can transfer then money without having to add their account details. I’m not entirely sure why you need a list of my contacts if the app does nothing with that information except to remind me of the names of my friends…


#2

Wouldn’t it be a privacy violation even to tell you the person has an account with starling?


#3

Totally agree. The community has long since bring this feature up again and again to Starling, but have yet to heard from them. It would not be a privacy violation when the users have a choice to opt in or not, like Monzo’s Pay with Friends.


#5

I can’t see how it would be a privacy violation. You could opt in if that was the case, and this is a standard feature in a number of other accounts already. I don’t understand why starling accesses all my contacts and does nothing with the information.


#6

Not if it was done on an opt-in basis.


#7

This would be a feature I can’t wait to see occur. Probably the only thing that makes my mates choose Monzo instead