UK bank Starling bans crypto-related purchases and deposits

Starling — a digital bank based in the United Kingdom — is the latest financial institution to ban crypto-related transfers and activities for its cardholders.

Starling customers will no longer be able to purchase cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or receive incoming transfers from crypto exchanges or merchants. (Source:

The bank also described cryptocurrencies as “high risk and heavily used for criminal purposes.”

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