Starling’s marketplace banking rollout adds pensions, savings, travel insurance and mortgages

The addition of financial services speaks to Starling Bank’s broader “marketplace banking” vision: the idea that your bank will provide you with access to a choice of third-party money-related apps and services. It’s also more evidence that the battle between banks and fintechs isn’t a zero sum game. Partnerships are being forged at a rapid pace, either formally or simply through open APIs mandated by Open Banking/PSD2 legislation.

Banking as a platform experiment -> new potential revenue and acquisition channels for financial products.


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