Elaine Deehan

Head of BaaS Partnerships, Starling Bank
Elaine Deehan is Country Manager of Ireland and Head of BaaS Partnerships for Starling International. After a career in traditional institutions including Citi and AIB, Elaine had the opportunity to dive into the startup and fintech world. In 2015, she joined CurrencyFair, the world’s first online peer to peer, foreign exchange provider, before founding pocketwire, a mobile youth account. In 2019, Elaine joined Starling to lead its entry to the Irish market offering its award-winning personal and current accounts to Irish consumers and small businesses. In 2020, Starling announced the launch of its Banking as a Service platform for Europe, which Elaine heads up. With Starling's API, any brand can create their own financial products with a simple integration.