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Starting your own business

Start up business

Every other working minute 1 a new business opens an account with us. Will you be next?

There's a lot to think about when starting your own business so you may need some support and guidance. That's why we're here to help.

Start up business research idea

Your business idea

Your idea is as individual as you are but no matter what the idea it's vital that you research your market if you're thinking of starting your own business.

Start up business Plan

Your business plan

It's been said that businesses don't plan to fail – they fail to plan. If you're starting your own business and want to succeed, write a detailed plan.

Start up business Funding

Funding your business

When starting a small business, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is how you're going to fund it. There are a range of options available.

Opening a start-up business bank account

When you're starting a business, choosing the right business account is crucial. See our Start-up account for full details and the free Business services we offer.


Useful links

Starting a new business? Here's some information that you might find helpful.

Financial tips for your first year
Plan your business
Free seminars and workshops

Important information
1. Based on Start-up accounts opened from November 2010 to October 2011 and a 35 hour working week.
2. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Call charges
3. Lines open Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Call charges