Can’t see the images above?
Then follow the instructions below
Once you’ve received the confirmation email which says you’ve been selected, go to the App Store to download the Starling Bank app. You can also use the button we’ve provided above to do so.
When signing up to the Starling app, on the ‘About You’ form, you’ll be asked for a referral code. It’s vital that you use the following code and then hit ‘Submit’: ALB3RT17
Once you’ve managed to complete Starling’s sign up and to open your business bank account with them, please open the app and tap the cog icon at the top right-hand corner of the Starling home screen.
Then select the very top option called ‘Account Management’.
Then scroll down to find the option which says ‘Use Starling for Business’ and select it.
The next screen will display a button that also says ‘Use Starling for Business’. Press it.
You will then be prompted to accept Starling’s ‘Business Early Access Terms’. Press ‘I Accept’ to continue.
You will then be asked to input your business name and to describe what your business does. Once you’ve filled those fields in, press ‘Next’.
The next screen will display a list of conditions which your business must not violate. If your business is indeed not in violation of anything within the list, then press ‘I Understand’ to continue.
On the next screen, you’ll be asked to input your expected annual turnover.
Then, you’ll also be asked to input the method of payments your business receives.
It is now time to download or to open the Albert app. This next screen will have a button that says ‘Open Albert’. When you tap it, it’ll either open the app or redirect you to download it, if you haven’t already got it. Tap the button to complete the integration of the two apps.
Once the Albert app opens, a screen called ‘Automation Setup’ will be displayed. Tap the blue button which says ‘Connect’.
The Starling app will now re-open with a list of data Albert will need access to. If you’re happy to continue, scroll to the bottom and hit ‘Approve.
The Albert app will now re-open with a screen that says ‘Ready to go’. If you see this screen, it means the apps are now connected, and you can then tap ‘Done’, at the top right-hand corner.
As a final step, if you want to double-check the apps are fully connected, tap the graph icon at the top right-hand corner of the Albert home screen.
This will reveal your Overview page, where you should now be able to see your bank balance displayed at the bottom. Please note: until you add some money to your Starling business bank account, the amount displayed will remain as £0.
You’re done! Not you can enjoy using Open Banking!