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Handbag stars in Starling Bank debit card debut

This article was originally written by Antony Peyton for Banking Technology on 10 October, 2016 at

“We have the licence, we have the technology, now we have the card.” New UK challenger bank Starling has got its first batch of debit cards as it continues to build its infrastructure.

Like some kind of shopaholic’s symbolic frolic, the bank detailed its London shopping adventure with a blog post.

This had a point as it wanted to prove the tech worked with the purchase of a purple handbag. Not a nod to Imperial Rome, but instead Starling‘s brand colour and a clear sign of its banking empire ambitions.


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