Moving Direct Debits from Joint Account to Starling


#1

Ok im in the process of moving a joint account over to another bank because of the reward interest paid on balance and monthly reward. Though got stumped as I had to apply as an individual online then go into the branch to add my partner to it (really this day and age) to be told i have to make an appointment… any way i digress.

I thought came to me if i wanted to move all my DD and standing order to starling which do not do or plan to do joint accounts in the present sense. How would i achieve this as apparently you cannot move DD and SO from a joint to a single account?

Do i have to make the joint account I am using to a single account, (if possible) then do the transfer? or is there will there be another way


#2

Hi Lawrence,

Thanks for your question. If you want to use the full or partial Current Account Switch Service, you would need to do that from a single-person current account, that’s right. If you can change your joint account, that could work. Alternatively, you could do this manually - sadly that’s not ideal.

Thanks!


#3

See also my post in an existing thread (and the rest of the thread obviously!)


#4

What’s exciting here is that you have a choice and as such can choose what suits you

In this instance maybe Starling is simply not right just yet

However keep watching for those exciting updates


#5

Starling will be right for me when i can get DD from a pot/goal and I’m already in the process of changing the joint account into a single account in preparation for Starling to get pot goal DD function in place. I will probably always have 5 DD’d in a separate account so I can take advantage of the bribes sorry offers that other banks have running from time to time.