Bank account with Starling bank

gladiator1357

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Hello guys,

Would like to thank admin for this wonderful forum..
I'm a no-UK resident and I would like to know if there is any way to open a bank account with Starling Bank.
 

botero

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According to their website, they just require a passport and a UK address to sign up, similar to Monzo. It's a lot easier than signing up for a high street bank.

I signed up for Monzo last year using a passport and a mail forwarding company in London. If you have a friend in the UK or will be visiting anytime soon, you can try using that address instead.
 

gladiator1357

New member
Thank you for your reply.
How is your experience with monzo so far ? Do they have a banking licence ? Does it cost less than TW
 

botero

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Monzo has worked well for me so far. Feature wise it seems to be very similar to Starling Bank. However, with Starling I see there's an option to have a Euro account.

Like Starling Bank, Monzo also has a full UK bank license.

There are no account fees with Monzo or Starling Bank.
 

Walter Rowe

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Been using Starling Bank for about a year now - both business and personal - works a treat.
They do require you to make a video and send with them etc.
I got approved in about 30 mins and card sent out within a few days
For business account - it was for a UK company - so that was very straight forward
 

gladiator1357

New member
Been using Starling Bank for about a year now - both business and personal - works a treat.
They do require you to make a video and send with them etc.
I got approved in about 30 mins and card sent out within a few days
For business account - it was for a UK company - so that was very straight forward
Are you a non-uk resident too ?
I'm asking this because they mentioned in their website that you have to be uk resident.
What are the papers they asked you to submit ?
Thank you
 

botero

New member
According to this page on Starling's site, they might require a proof of address. However, I'm not sure what would trigger the address proof requirement. Perhaps they check your name, DOB, and address against credit bureaus or the electoral register to see if there's a match.

I was not required to show any proof with Monzo, I think they're more flexible than Starling Bank in that regard.
 
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