Starling Bank reports £32.1m in first full year profit

Starling Bank reports £32.1m in first full year profit

Starling Bank has reported a pre-tax profit of £32.1 million in its first full year of profitability.

£32.1m pre-tax profit for the financial year ending 31 March 2022 comes after a pre-tax loss of £31.5m for the previous period to 31 March 2021. Revenue for the same period to 31 March 2022 was £188m.

The bank’s previous financial year, to 31 March 2021, covered a 16 month period to reflect a change in the timing of the bank’s financial reporting.

In the three months following its latest accounts, Starling has continued to grow at pace and in June 2022 reports an annualised revenue run rate of £331.2m driven by year on year lending growth of 72% to £4 billion.

The bank continues to build on the mortgage capability it gained through the acquisition of Fleet Mortgages in July 2021, with more than £2bn of mortgages now on the balance sheet as at June 2022. This growth in lending has been funded by Starling’s growing deposit base, which increased by a further £600 million in just three months.

Anne Boden, founder and chief executive of Starling Bank, said: “With our first full year of profitability, we’ve placed ourselves firmly in a category of one. As an innovative digital bank with a sustainable business model and a strong balance sheet we are generating our own capital and we stand apart from both the old banks and other challengers.”

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