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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    We have a Nationwide card and we use that over there as there are not card charges and the rate charged is the actual bank rate not the tourist rate. We use both, cash and card. We tend to use the card for food, clothes and more expensive things but then use cash for everything else. Chris won't use a card in a restaurant as he is worried about it being cloned so we always pay cash in restaurants.
     
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