Starling Discussion & Feedback


#1291

You did - You posted a big old comment on here a few days ago.

I’ve just read that Starling also closed your account - Sorry things aren’t working out.

Perhaps try Revolut, or one of the high street banks if you need one.

Good luck with it :ok_hand:


(Omar) #1292

No I didn’t, would you care to send me a screenshot please?


#1293

No, no I wouldn’t because I don’t have the time to trawl through a forum to prove a point.

I feel I can see where this is going to end up so… Good luck :+1:

Edit - FWIW, I just found your post and it looks like you were referencing Revolut in your comment which I hadn’t picked up on originally!

Apologies for the lack of understanding on my behalf.


(Omar) #1294

Yeah it going to the FCA, ombudsmen and prudential authority, because I literally just started posting last night for the first time, you said a few days ago.


#1295

We are well off topic, so good luck with everything.

Back to Starling.

Transfer from Euro account went through really smoothly! :grin:


#1296

It’s made bunq and Revolut redundant for me in one fell swoop. Not a bad achievement!
Where’s the money angle for starling though?


#1297

Starling generate revenue from their platform framework, so they can offer other features for free where competitors need to charge.

It also gives them a foot in the door of Europe, and possibly opens the door to better integrated expansion.

Pure guesses of course, but they’ve done a great job with it so far.


(Marcel Ruhf) #1298

Don’t they also add a little commission to the exchange rate? Someone posted that Revolut was still cheaper during weekdays.


(Simon) #1299

Didn’t think starling added fees / commission.
Don’t they just use the mastercard exchange rate same as monzo?
Revolut add a % at weekends


(Dan Mullen) #1300

My understanding is that there is a small commission charge when sending foreign currency to a third party from your GBP account but transferring between your GBP and EUR accounts is commission-free.


(Marcel Ruhf) #1301

Yeah, but I wasn’t referring to card transactions, but rather to internal transfers from the GBP account to the EUR account - which is apparently free as well. Where Revolut is cheaper though is when it comes to international transfers, for which they don’t charge.


(Nathan) #1302

Would be lovely if someone who has both could confirm this?

**Possible even provide screenshots :eyes:


#1303

Ask and ye shall receive.


(Nathan) #1304

Top man @nickh :clap:


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(Richard Cook) #1312

Hi all, we’ve just locked the thread as it’s getting a little heated (again).

We’ll remove some of the off-topic posts and reopen in a few hours. Thanks!


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Reopened! (A bit more than ‘a few hours’ later, sorry)


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