Starling in talks with Irish staff after banking licence U-turn

The fintech firm abruptly withdrew its application for a licence from the Central Bank of Ireland last week, four years after beginning the process

Anne Boden, Starling Bank founder and chief executive: ‘Ultimately, we felt that an Irish subsidiary would not deliver the added value we are seeking’

Starling Bank is in discussions with Irish employees about their future following its decision not to proceed with plans to set up in Ireland.

The British challenger bank founded by Anne Boden, the former chief operating officer at AIB, declined to say how many people it employs locally, but said it had a “small team” in Dublin. As of Friday, it was still advertising a number of roles for its Irish operation.

Starling abruptly withdrew ...