Starling integrates with Yolt

Starling integrates with Yolt

UK money management app Yolt has integrated with Starling Bank, enabling customers of the digital challenger to view their account details alongside those from other providers.

Backed by ING, the free Yolt Android and iOS app launched in open beta in June, letting Brits view their bank accounts and credit cards in one place, promising to give them a real view of how much money they have, what shops they're spending it in, and helping them to set budgets.

Alongside its current account Starling is offering a banking-as-a-service marketplace model, enabling customers to tap into a menu of third party services from fintech firms direct from the challenger bank's mobile app.

Starling becomes the 29th bank, and first mobile-only bank, to connect to Yolt, taking advantage of open APIs to help their customers better manage their finances.

Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank, says: "Starling was founded to empower its users to manage their money more effectively and integrating with Yolt so they can manage their Starling current account alongside other accounts continues to fulfil this promise to our customers."

Comments: (3)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 07 November, 2017, 11:21Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Possibly a bit more testing is needed before declaring that they've integrated Starling with the app - I keep getting a rather useless error message from Yolt that it's been, "Caught Short" when I try to add my Starling account (3+ attempts, a reboot and still nothing).

A tad annoying as Yolt works with my accounts from the bricks n'mortar banks.

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 07 November, 2017, 11:55Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Trust a challenger bank to challenge everything done by traditional banks - including connecting frictionlessly to Yolt:).

On a side note, Yolt / Starling has mastered the art of enhancing customer engagement via error messages. I spent a minute wondering what "Caught Short" could mean - which is a full 60 seconds more than what I'd have done had the app thrown out a prosaic error message like "Unable to connect. Please try later".

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 08 November, 2017, 15:31Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Update: After contact with the customer support team at Yolt, I was able to get the app to link with my Starling account. For anyone experiencing similar issues on an android: 

 

Settings -> Apps -> Yolt -> Open by default

 

  • Open supported links -> Open in this app
  • Supported links -> Open www.yoult.com and related urls

 

:)

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