After living with my starling account for 2 months now, it has made massive difference to my spending and savings habits.
Before when I was with NatWest I would often get surprises when the balance I thought I had was actually significantly less, not anymore. From the very start, my experience has been excellent, 3 minute sign up, instant access to my account, goals, notifications, instant CS chat and no card reader!!!
I now save a small amount regularly as well as manually rounding up and now have lots of places to keep my various funds - no need for other accounts. The interest rate may not be the best but it’s the first time in a while I actually enjoy saving. I’m sure there’s much more to come in the near future from starling too. DD pots, round up, account sweep and ui tweaks here and there.
Just out of curiosity and because of the coin jar, I recently signed up to monzo too. The experience I’ve had there makes the experience with starling seem even better as the onboarding with monzo for me has been extremely underwhelming. Massive queue, no instant access and lacking some basic functionality in pots that make it really easy to save in goals. The arrival of the card was no where near as pleasing as when I received my starling one!
Really looking forward to the future of starling, it’s been great so far.
How has everyone else found their experiences with starling? And compared to other companies like Monzo?