Dec 4, 2020 • 44M

Podcast Conversation: Anne Boden of Starling Bank on $4B of deposits, 1.8MM customers, and neobank profitablity

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Finance is being pulled apart by the forces of frontier technology. From AI, to blockchain, crypto and DeFi, to mixed reality, chatbots, neobanks, and roboadvisors — the industry will never be the same. Here is the blueprint for navigating the shift.

Hi Fintech Architects,

Welcome back to our podcast series!

In this conversation, we talk with Anne Boden, the CEO of Starling Bank. Starling has just turned profitable, and reached several significant milestones in terms of 1.8 million clients, $4 billion in deposits, and $1.5 billion of lending.

That is quite meaningfully ahead of our model, and probably ahead of everyone’s model, of where neobanks would be in 2020. While COVID has accelerated the digital lifestyle, Anne credits deeper demographic, technology, and cultural insights and choices she has made in building Starling for success.


The visualization above tells a strong story, sourced from Whitesight. Raising $470 million is fuel for the growth. We enjoyed our conversation with Anne, and got a view of her focus beyond the machinery of the economics.

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