I just wanted to share something I experienced using my Starling card for a first online payment via Amazon on 02/6/18.
I bought an item through Amazon Marketplace from a vendor I’ve purchased from before using a different bank payment card which doesn’t utilise instant notifications. Anyway, upshot was I didn’t get an instant notification, it took about a half hour before I received the Starling notification, but in any case, the transaction has processed so ultimately no real complaint just a heads up for anyone else who might experience the same thing.
Otherwise, so far, so good. My only other problem has been entirely my own fault. I locked my card for contactless and card present payments and completely embarrassed myself at the tills twice within half an hour thinking there was something wrong with my Starling card. I’m an idiot, but at least the card security locking function does exactly what it says on the tin and I like that a lot!