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Work on integrating Starling Bank into Bank Feeds

Starling Bank is a fast growing mobile-based UK bank (fully FSCS approved), it has recently released a business banking facility (details here https://www.starlingbank.com/business-account/) which we, and I'm sure other users would soon like to take advantage of. At the moment the only way of importing transactions from these accounts would be CSV imports, it would be great if Kashflow could allow bank feeds to operate with these accounts, or better yet if Kashflow & Starling could work together via their APIs to carry back and forth payment categories (since Starling allows you to set categories in account unlike many other banks).

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  • Darren Johnstone commented
    July 24, 2018 15:25

    Im surprised to find out they are not supported, will see if they do anything before my Kashflow trial ends.

  • vicky davies commented
    August 31, 2018 20:00

    Is there any update on this? Thanks

  • vicky davies commented
    August 31, 2018 20:24

    Hi, we would like to see this too if possible. Starling say they have not been approached by yourselves to join - "KashFlow hasn't been requested yet so I don't know the likelihood of the prioritisation to implement it" says their Chat Help.

  • Martin Reed commented
    November 22, 2018 12:44

    I too would like to see Starling added. It's getting on for half a year since this conversation was started, let's hope KashFlow can appear up-to-date with small to medium sized modern businesses. I have also asked Starling when it will be implemented at: help@starlingbank.com and am awaiting a response.

  • Martin Reed commented
    November 26, 2018 15:05

    *Follow up* 

    Received a response from Ben at Starling on November 24th 2018, stating:

    'Sorry but at this time we don't have any timeframe regarding Kashflow integration. We are always working on new systems like this and working on getting more and more functionality in the app, but for the time being I wouldn't be able to put a timeframe on this for you. I am sorry I can't be more help.'

  • vicky davies commented
    November 28, 2018 10:41

    Thank-you Martin Reed!

    And I got something to say it's now "Pending review" so maybe there will be something forthcoming!

  • Martin Reed commented
    November 28, 2018 14:37

    Great stuff Vicky, I received a 'Pending Review' email from Kashflow this week too. Finger's crossed.

  • Anonymous commented
    December 04, 2018 14:29

    This would be a major selling point for KashFlow, to keep on the leading edge

  • James Higgins commented
    December 22, 2018 21:13

    Nonstarling is about to become a deal breaker for me. Having used kashflow for the last two years I can no longer justify subscribing when I also have to pay banking fees with the banks it supports. Moving to starling is a huge saving in business banking costs. If kashflow can not integrate then I also have to find alternative accounting software :(

  • vicky davies commented
    26 Feb 17:53

    It's a shame if there is no furtherance on this!

  • Stuart commented
    28 May 18:47

    Just been looking into Starling Bank, and I'm thinking about switching to them, as it will save me money.  They are partnered with FreeAgent https://www.starlingbank.com/news/launching-freeagent-business-integration/

  • Channing Walton commented
    06 Jul 14:43

    Any progress?

  • Mike Dent commented
    05 Aug 08:33

    Any update on this, thinking of jumping to Xero.

  • Ashraf Elrefaey commented
    17 Aug 20:19

    Voted

  • G B commented
    19 Sep 19:48

    Hi,  if you are interested find attached an Excel Macro that will sort downloaded bank statements into the correct format.  With the direct feed disabled  for all banks, you may find this helps.

     

    It removes common problems (2 digit years, commas, full stops, blank lines, etc..) and has been used by a few of our clients.

    You set it up once (see the full guide) and save the settings.  From then on, you simply point the downloaded CSV file and it will create a file in the correct format.

     

    I'm aware using a macro from an unknown source is not always advisable, so the macro code is not protected.  if you wish to inspect first, do not enable the macro & activate the 'Developer' tab in Excel.  From there you can click on 'View Code' and you can see it is simply formatting commands with a bit of extra logic.

     

    It will work in all versions of Excel except Office 365 online as it does not run Excel VBA macros (Office 365 desktop works).  If you do not have Excel, a free office package like 'Open Office' is supposed to run Excel macros.

     

    Regards

    Gordon