Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.1 - Monetary intermediation

398 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 February 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Challenger bank Starling has announced plans to create 398 new jobs in the UK. The jobs are being supported by a 100 million GBP grant (€117 million) from the Capability and Innovation Fund. The first reports contained little information on the nature and location of the jobs, but subsequent reports have suggested that there will be new offices in Southampton which will house 150 staff, the majority of whom will be new recruits to the company. These staff will be in customer support (100 positions) and software engineer roles (50 positions). The new office in Southampton will be open sometime in the summer of 2019.  There is no further information about where and when the remainder of the jobs will be created.



Eurofound (2019), Starling Bank, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97356, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97356.