Starling Discussion & Feedback

yer, tech to scan the note and read the banknote serial number and then you shred it :wink:

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And build a smelting plant to melt the coins?

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Whaaat ??

So I’ve used my phone to photo (scan?) £200 in tenners…

Then I shredded them…

Now what…?

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Beans on toast for the next month

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Like it :joy:

particularly nice with some curry powder in the beans

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Any particular?

I make my own from scratch rather than get a tin

scratch is so versatile :wink:

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Credit where credit is due. Starling really does know how to blow its own trumpet.

It’s an article largely of hyperbole but it’ll do them no harm. Hackneyed references, also, to millennials. :roll_eyes:

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Where can I get scratch?
Or should I make my own :thinking:

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Yep, all very stereotypical from the writer.

Also why do they always say women giggle? Never laugh or chortle but it has to be giggle. I’d never thought about it til now but it does seem out of place

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Very interesting read.
The only part with leaves me with a bad taste is where Anne Boden says that her company “is more serious” than one of her competitors - due to Starling not having a prepaid programme, but rather launching a current account from the beginning, or due to them offering business accounts and payment services.

As far as I’m concerned, both of their offerings are great, and I’m sure both a bright future ahead of them. It just boils down to different strategies and technical choices. However, I can’t help but feel that sometimes, the Starling CEO comes across as arrogant to me.

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a lot do giggle, but I knew a large woman who would guffaw

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Part of legacy banking culture and I’m guessing she needed it to get to where she is now

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If Monzo really was so casual and not serious, then she wouldn’t perceive them as a threat.

if she’s hanging on to the idea that Monzo is, in some way, not a serious competitor to Starling then I suspect she’s going to have a surprise.

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I’d love to be a fly on the wall next time they get together for a coffee and a chat

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Yep, I agree.
And I actually think Starling has a great product in its own right - I also have a Starling account, and I’m looking forward to when their Euro accounts launch, hopefully later this year.
However, one of the reasons why I use Monzo as my main account is this (in my view) unacceptable attitude.

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So…for the last six months when a lot of you here accuse (?) Starling of being more “serious” and “formal” and “more like a legacy bank” … It’s now unacceptable when they say it? Leaves a bad taste… arrogant (TCB anyone?) Give me strength. Go outside and have some fresh air… They. Are. Banks.

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It doesn’t matter. Of course both are banks. Did you even read the article, and my post in response? You don’t seem to understand the context. Go read the article, and then come back and comment. It’s ok for them to be more serious - that’s an internal business decision. However - that’s not what I’m referring to.

The article refers to one of their competitors (and it really doesn’t matter who they are) of being less serious. That, in my view, is unacceptable. It’s an unwritten rule - you just dont defame your competitors in public. Instead, you highlight what sets you apart.