Online bank opens new office in Southampton
Wednesday September 4th, 2019
Starling Bank’s new office in Southampton marks an exciting new chapter in the company’s life.
Starling is a digital-only challenger bank and was founded five years ago. It currently provides business and current accounts to over half a million people nationwide.
Situated on the waterfront in Town Quay, the new office has fantastic views over the marina and cruise ship terminals and is full of light. Its proximity to the city centre and the central train station, make it the perfect launchpad for the bank’s first venture outside of London. They are hoping to soon welcome 150 new employees, who will be working there in engineering, customer service and operations.
The newly-refurbished building, Beresford House, is also steeped in history. It stands on the site of a former warehouse that played a key role during D-Day in World War 2, housing some of the combined operations forces that made the landings possible. This combination of new and old seems fitting for Starling, a forward-thinking digital bank that exists to disrupt the old order.
The new office, (which opened in May 2019), will enable Starling to build out its business banking offer, better serve its fast-growing base of more than 600,000 customers and tap into the area’s talent base.
“The city’s growing and skilled jobs market, its reputation as a burgeoning tech hub, transport links and easy access to London – as well as its reputation for fostering well-being in its workplaces – are among the factors that attracted us.
It’s also recently been identified as a technology ‘Super Cluster’ based on the level, concentration and growth of tech sector employment in the city. Its tech scene is supported by the University of Southampton and Solent University.” said CEO Anne Boden.