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British digital bank Starling is planning its first expansion outside of Europe, targeting a move into Asia-Pacific

18 august 2023

Starling Bank, which is backed by Goldman Sachs, is in talks with an Asian bank about taking its Engine banking-as-a-service platform into a country in Asia, Nick Drewett, chief commercial officer at Starling, told CNBC.

Engine is a technology platform that Starling launched in March 2022 and licenses out to other financial technology firms and large banks. It is an all-in-one system that enables banks to develop their digital banking services — such as checking accounts, savings, loans, and mortgages — out of the box, rather than having to do all the digital legwork themselves.

Starling is using its Engine core banking platform as a launchpad for international expansion.

Rather than relying on a partner bank to debut its retail banking and lending services, Starling will license its technology out to lenders, enabling them to launch their own digital-only banking brands from scratch.

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