I agree. I’m really quite disappointed that sole traders can’t sign up for business banking yet, having got myself really quite excited at the prospect.
There really should have been much better communication certainly on this forum and perhaps via email to those who gave their addresses for early access, around what was happening to manage expectations with regard to a staggered launch. As has been brought up before, there wasn’t even any form of announcement saying about the launch event unless you happened to be on Facebook(!).
Even now, the only announcement of the launch seems to be a forum post buried in one of the business threads confirming that the launch has happened. Where’s the fanfair?
I wonder if someone from Starling would be good enough to give a thorough rundown of plans now, including an estimate of when other business types including small-scale sole traders will be able to sign up, and perhaps commit to better updates from now on? It makes a bit of a mockery of this forum community if not, IMO.