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Boss of Goldman-backed digital bank Starling to step down next month

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The co-founder of Starling, one of the U.K.'s largest digital banks, is set to step down as CEO next month, the company said Thursday.

Starling, which is backed by U.S. investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, is one of the most prominent fintechs in the country with a user base of 3.6 million customers.

Anne Boden is to step down on June 30, according to a press release. She will hand the reins to Starling's chief operating officer, John Mountain, who has been with the bank since 2015. «I have spent nearly a decade here as both the founder and CEO, a dual role which is unique in U.K.

banking,» Boden said in a statement Thursday. «It's been all-consuming and I've loved every minute of it.» «Now that we have grown from being an aspiring challenger to an established bank, it is clear the roles and priorities of a CEO and a large shareholder ultimately differ and require distinct approaches.

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