Starling Bank creates card that allows anyone to make purchases for those in social isolation

Performed by: Starling Bank

Country: UK

In April 2020, UK online bank Starling Bank launched the Connected card, a second card that customers can connect to their existing accounts and give to anyone they trust to pay for purchases on their behalf.

The card was designed to help bank customers who are isolated during the Coronavirus pandemic and rely on friends, neighbours and volunteers from the community to make their purchases.

Protected by a password and with a limit balance of £ 200, the connected card is secure and only allows users to make purchases in physical stores and not online.


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