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How Starling Built Their Own Card Processor

Rob Donovan and Ioana Creanga talk about what happens behind the scenes when you pay with your card, and how Starling built their own card processor, integrating more traditional hardware with cloud-deployed micro-services.


Rob Donovan

Tech Lead @StarlingBank

Rob is tech lead for the card payments engineering team at Starling Bank. Before Starling he held various engineering roles in electronic trading, financial research and cloud infrastructure. Outside work, Rob enjoys playing the guitar and other musical activities, including the odd jam with...

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Ioana Creanga

Engineer Lead for the Payments Processing Group @StarlingBank

Ioana is currently an Engineer Lead for the Payments Processing Group at Starling Bank. She worked in several teams as a software engineer at Starling before she was given the task to build out a team which would develop a certified Mastercard card processor. She now helps the payment...

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