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Starling Bank
Business Current Account Starling Bank
Monthly Fee £0
Account Type Business Bank Account
Features Very Fast Setup

Why we like it: Send fast and transparently priced money transfers to over 35 countries worldwide, cheaper than most high-street banks. Free contactless Mastercard. No fees for spending and withdrawing money abroad, and you’ll get Mastercard’s real exchange rate. Automated accounting: Link your account with QuickBooks, Xero and FreeAgent. Real-time notifications: Receive a notification whenever money enters or leaves your account. Enjoy your award-winning business bank account without having to pay any monthly fees. 24/7 UK support. Voted best British Bank and Best Current Account 2018 - 2021 at the British Bank Awards. FSCS protection: Eligible deposits are covered up to £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Add the Business Toolkit to your free account and automate bookkeeping alongside your banking to save precious time on financial admin – Get the first month free (£7 per month after that)

Go Solo
Business Current Account Go Solo
Monthly Fee £0
Account Type Business Bank Account
Features Open a business, not just a bank account

Why we like it: Free Master Card™ Business Debit Card. Register online in minutes. Securely manage your card and account. Statements and all transactions in one place with agile search. Invoice & payments hub: Issue, send and track invoices in a few clicks. Instant GBP payments via Faster Payments Network. Strong customer authentication protocols (SCA) ensure the security Option to open a new Limited company registered with Companies House free of charge. Full transaction history, card status, PIN and limits management through the app. All funds are held in a safeguarded account. Monthly fee: Free to start, up to £5 for more advanced options

Business Current Account Tide
Monthly Fee £0
Account Type Mobile Business Bank Account
Features Get £50 & 12 Months FREE Transfers (T&Cs)

Why we like it: Get £50 and a year of free transfers on us when you open a business account with us! T&Cs apply. Just use the code: FAIRINVESTMENT. Designed for growing businesses and freelancers. Free account opening in as little as 5 minutes. Free contactless Mastercard. No monthly or annual fees. Free card payments UK and abroad. Free transfers between external accounts for one  year (20p per transfer thereafter). Free transfers between Tide accounts. ATM cash withdrawals  – £1. Cash Deposits – £1 at Post Office or 3% at PayPoint. 1 in 12 business current accounts opened in the UK was with Tide, within a year launch. Mobile App Features: Sync with accounting software such as Xero, QuickBooks, FreeAgent, Sage, KashFlow and Recko. Overview of your balance and all transactions listed in seconds. Auto categorisation for income and expenditure. Instant switching between separate accounts. Freeze and unfreeze card, get card PIN reminder and order a free replacement in seconds. Create and pay invoices. Access your account on any laptop or desktop

Business Current Account OuiTrust
Monthly Fee £0
Account Type Mobile Business Bank Account
Features Payment Solutions for your International Business

Why we like it: Transfer money across 100+ countries worldwide at a real exchange rate, with no hidden fees. Stay in control of your business finances. OuiTrust Debit MasterCard. 30+ Currencies Support for Your Global Business. Fees from £0.3 international and local transfer to more than 100 countries and free transfers between OuiTrust Business accounts. OuiTrust provides you with highly competitive exchange rates and locked-in exchange rates promptly for easier control of exchange rate risk. Up to £3 for a Single Payment to 18 Countries, one of the lowest SWIFT transfer fees in Europe, instant payment in EUR, CNY and GBP. Trusted by 50,000 Happy Customers. 24/7 support. Monthly fee: Free to start, up to £19 for more advanced options

Business Current Account Cashplus
Monthly Fee £0
Account Type Business Bank Account
Features No Credit Checks

Why we like it: Instant online approval 100% guaranteed. No credit check to open an account. Perfect for any type and size of business. Mobile app - Manage your account, from the palm of your hand, 24/7. Free to receive bank transfers. No monthly account management fees. No UK purchase transaction fees. Any size of UK business or organisation can apply for our account – even if you don’t have a credit or trading history. Integrated with most accounting software. Business Expense Cards - Add up to 20 additional cards to your business account to provide to your employees, for simpler expense management. £69 annual fee. Maximum balance £15,000. Daily ATM withdrawal limit £500. Apply in just 4 minutes

Business Current Account CardOneBanking
Monthly Fee £12.5
Account Type Business Bank Account
Features No Credit Checks

Why we like it: Account designed specifically for small businesses. No credit checks to open account. Pre paid Mastercard. Mobile app available - check your balance, view statements & pay bills. Earn cash rewards of up to 3.5% when you shop using your card at more than 35 major high street retailers including ASDA, Argos, Boots, Marks & Spencer, B&Q, Wilkinson. Online application online in less than 10 minutes. Most accounts opened within 3 hours. Application Fee £55. Minimum monthly account fee of £12.50. UK registered business only. Primary account holder must be at least 18 years of age. Business owner/ UK residents only

Business Current Account Anna
Monthly Fee £0
Account Type Mobile Business Bank Account
Features Great For Small Businesses & Sole Traders

Why we like it: Try ANNA free for six months. Set up your account in less than 10 minutes and Debit Mastercard® sent the same day. ANNA doesn’t offer credit, which means the process is different by design – it’s fast, and applying won’t affect your credit score. Direct debit support. UK-based chat support – 24/7. ANNA creates and sends sales invoices for you, and politely chases payments due too. ANNA also schedules payments of purchase invoices. Connect your personal and business current accounts from other banks to ANNA to view balance and payment history in the ANNA app. ANNA will be ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD). After six months monthly fee will start from £5

Business Current Account Currensea
Monthly Fee £0
Account Type Mobile Business Bank Account
Features Great For Trading Abroad

Why we like it: Great for businesses dealing abroad. Interbank rates, the best anywhere. No card charges, no FX fees. Exchange rate 0% above wholesale. Pay in all 180 currencies. Automatic integration with all accounting platforms. Virtual or physical World Debit card. Mobile app lets you track spending and monitor transactions. Set spend limits, freeze and unfreeze your card or view your pin. Partnering with all the major high-street banks, connecting securely through Open Banking. No hidden transaction fees, even at the weekend. Zero ATM withdrawal fee up to £500/month. Apply online and receive your card in 3 to 5 days

NatWest Business Bank Accounts

What is a NatWest business bank account?

A NatWest business bank account is designed for companies that have been trading for over a year with a turnover of £1m or over.

NatWest also offer accounts for small businesses and start-ups, sole traders and freelancers, and charities and clubs, but these are separate from their business bank account.

Their business account offers a simple charging model where you only pay for certain banking transactions, and also provides additional services like a Relationship Manager and specialist programmes to help your business.

Why use a NatWest business bank account?

A business bank account is a legal requirement for limited companies as you need to keep your business’s finances separate from your own for tax purposes.

In addition to organising your company’s finances, a business bank account also makes your banking more streamlined, cost-effective and efficient.

The less time you spend administrating your company’s finances, the more time you have to focus on the things that really matter within your business.

What are the benefits of a NatWest business current account?

NatWest business current accounts provide your company with a multitude of banking features that organise and streamline your company’s finances.

There is a long list of banking features available, but we’ve created a shortlist of the most important ones:

  • Company debit cards
  • ATM cash withdrawals
  • Set up automated payments including Direct Debits and Standing Orders
  • BACS and CHAPS transfers for faster payments
  • Business credit cards
  • Business loans and overdrafts
  • Manage your account 24/7 online and via the banking app
  • International payments
  • Events and programmes to help you grow your business
  • A dedicated Relationship Manager to support your business banking (turnover over £2m required)
  • Account switch service
  • Integrated accounting software from FreeAgent
  • UK Branches for a face-to-face service
  • Access to Bankline, NatWest’s customisable online banking service

What are the charges for a NatWest business account?

NatWest’s business accounts have a charging structure that’s designed so you only pay for what you use.

This means that there is no ongoing monthly charge for owning a NatWest business current account.

Here are the key business account charges to be aware of:

  • Automated payments in or out = £0.35 per item

  • Cash payments in or out = £0.70 per £100

  • CHAPS payments = £21 within NatWest, £23 to other banks

  • BACS payments = £0.18 per item

  • Overdraft Interest = £15 per annum

  • Non-sterling transaction fee = 2.75% of the value of the transaction

There are other charges depending on how you use your account, but the above fees are the ones you’ll likely be paying the most.

For the full breakdown, you can visit NatWest’s business bank account online page and download their charges brochure.

Can I switch my current business bank account to a NatWest business account?

NatWest’s Current Account Switch Service takes the hassle out of switching your current business bank account.

Your business account switch guarantees the following:

  • Covered by the Current Account Switch Guarantee
  • Completed in 7 working days
  • Automatic transfer of all existing Direct Debits and Standing Orders
  • Automatic closure of your old account and transfer your balance
  • All payments to and from your old account are forwarded and redirected

To ensure you can switch business accounts with all the above guarantees, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have a NatWest account already open

  • Your old bank must participate in the Current Account Switch Service

  • You must meet the switch criteria with your old bank

To switch, you’ll just need to complete the Current Account Switch paperwork and NatWest will complete the rest for you and switch you over on a day of your choosing.

How do I open a NatWest business bank account?

You can open a NatWest business bank account online in minutes by following the online instructions.

Here’s a list of requirements you need to meet before you apply:

  • You must be 18 or over
  • You must be the owner or a director of the company
  • Your business address must be registered in the UK, Channel Islands, Gibraltar or Isle of Man or you must be registered for tax purposes in one of these jurisdictions
  • You must not have been declared bankrupt, received a County Court Judgement (CCJ), or a Court Decree

Here's a list of the personal information you’ll need to supply:

  • Your full name, date of birth, and place of birth
  • Your home address and the date you moved in
  • Your preferred contact information
  • The personal details for any directors or partners

Here’s a lift of the company details you’ll need to supply:

  • Your trading addresses
  • Your business contact information
  • Some information about your business and the number of employees
  • Any additional trading names your business has
  • Information on your financial year-end
  • Information on the countries you and your business are registered in
  • Your year-end accounts
  • Your business’s cash flow forecasts
  • Your registered company number

Once you’ve applied for your business account, you will need to wait for your application to be approved by NatWest before you can start banking.

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