UK-based challenger bank Starling has added its first legal services partner to a growing marketplace of partnerships for B2B customers.

Sparqa Legal, the latest arrival in the Starling Marketplace, has been designed by UK barristers and solicitors to the expert help and guidance. Its CEO, Andrew Thornton, is also a barrister at Erskine Chambers.

Starling business account holders can sign up to Sparqa Legal via the existing mobile app, allowing them to create and customise their own legal contracts, policies and documents.

Starling CEO and founder, Anne Boden said: "It's important that businesses safely navigate themselves through the legal obligations relevant to them and their specific industries.

“But increasingly businesses are looking to technology to help them solve old problems in new, innovative and cost-effective ways, which is why Sparqa Legal is a very welcome addition to the Starling Marketplace."

The legal firm is the tenth partner to enter the Starling Business Marketplace, and joins a roster which includes InsurTech firm Nimbla, and Direct Line Group.

In October, Starling announced a £30m raise and plans for European expansion.