Starling bank

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  1. Deafjeff

    Deafjeff Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I just joined starling bank account. The biggest perk is that I can use my card overseas without any charges. It would depends on the day’s exchange rate. I am wondering if this approach is good or would we be better off changing our money into dollars before going over to Orlando?

    Any advice?


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    ooh....eager to see if anyone responds to this myself
     
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    The process was so simple and I really like the fact that you can contact the bank by text chat 24/7 and if you lost your bank card you can ‘lock it’ until you are really sure that you have lost it.

    Very useful....


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    yeah Ive had them a while and it seems completely genuine. you top up your account and then just use it no fees as a debit card
     
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    I am really tempted. I like to know how much dollars I have without having to work out every time.

    Although having higher exchange rate would be useful if it is the case.

    Tempting to use them as a main bank. Currently with first direct and like their travel insurance , car breakdown cover and mobile phone insurance package. etc.

    Decisions decisions.


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    yeah I feel I could probably use starling full time, theyre about to offer (if they dont already) pay cash into a post office which is something they didnt have at one point, it was transfer only.

    They do have a very limited range of products v a normal bank but then how many products do we use anyway
     
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    True... I found that travel insurance via first direct very useful. It’s £15 per month for travel insurance, mobile cover and break down cover.


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