Starling Passes

Can I ask why everyone is wanting passes - just to check out the competition? I’d like to be given a run down about Starling, but don’t want to open another bank account just to check it out.

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Just to check out the competition :slight_smile:

Monzo’s app still has lots more features & I don’t see Starling catching up anytime soon. And I don’t need Starling’s standard bank account features because I can handle my direct debits etc. using my legacy bank account, without any issues.

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I am needing to change my bank account and Monzo are not offering yet, Ultimately I will end up here, but want a short term solution

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I don’t get why folks want a very short term option. You’ve ladted however many years with your current bank but can’t wait a few more months. Bizarre.

Not only that, but if you’re going to continue to use Monzo for most of your day to day spending… well I’m just miffed!

They also run a credit check on you regardless of if you want an overdraft (the way I read it anyway). And opening new current accounts in short succession is going to look strange on your credit report.

But what do I know.

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To be clear, it’s a soft check when you open the account & only a hard check if you apply for an overdraft though -

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I have had issue with my current account holder which has resulted in complaint. I want to close my accounts with them. I don’t feel I have faith in any of the high street banks. Hence my desire of Monzo.

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But why have the hassle of moving twice, when you could merely wait a few more months?

Because maybe they want to try both products and decide whether they prefer Monzo, Starling, or something else?

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Which would be fine, but when that poster has said they’ll be coming back to Monzo it seems a bit of a waste if efforts.

I don’t know if either of them have joined or will be joining the current account switch thing. But if they do it’s incredibly easy. Even if not it’s not a huge amount of work.

It could be six months or more for some people to get a Monzo current account. I think people could do worwe than try out alternatives in the meantime.


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If anyone has a free code, please let me know xD

Would really love a free pass if there are any others floating about :slight_smile: Thank you!

There is no time-scale on when I will be my Monzo account. I order my pre-pay card today. With the uncertainty I have to look at an interim option. Sticking with my current bank for 6 months is not something I am willing to to.


That’s fair enough. Enjoy Monzo and enjoy Starling :slight_smile:


Yes Please would love to

Anyone has a spare Starling pass? I would love to check them out!

Who can send me a passcode? Please

Is there anyone who can send me a passcode too please? Trying to get a starling account to try out the API got a couple of ideas for workflow based logic to perform automated savings, should easily transfer back to monzo or any other bank that runs a similar sort of api setup.