Yolt and Starling Bank are using API integration

Yolt and Starling Bank are using API integration

Yolt, the money app backed by ING, has integrated with its first digital challenger bank, Starling Bank.

Yolt says its aggregation functionality now enables Yolt users to view their Starling Bank account details and transactions alongside their other bank accounts, together in one place.

Since launching in June 2017, Yolt states that its users have been requesting the addition of more partnerships and bank connections. With today’s announcement, Starling becomes the 29th bank, and first mobile only bank, to connect with Yolt.

Frank Jan Risseeuw, CEO, Yolt, says: “It is connections like these that contribute to a new and innovative banking landscape, built on the principles of open banking.”

Yolt and Starling Bank are using API integration for this connection. The link-up will enable Starling Bank to join Yolt’s platform with 28 other bank connections, and follows partnerships with energy comparison platform, Runpath, and international money exchange firm, Moneytis.

Yolt was launched with its open beta for iOS and Android in the UK. The app had been tested in closed beta since October last year. Yolt enables users to view their bank accounts and credit cards in one place, see what shops they’re spending the most (and the most often) with, set budgets and plan for upcoming debits.

Back in March, Starling Bank unveiled its mobile app and welcomed the first customers through its digital doors. Since then it’s been busy with expansion to Ireland; a new ecosystem of financial products; a funding hunt; and offering business accounts.