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Start-up business account

Free business banking for the first 12 months

Get your business off the ground with free banking for the first 12 months 1. We also have experts on hand you can talk to – because we know a little insight could make a big difference in those early months.

Bank your way

Stay in control of your finances whether you’re at your workplace or on the move.

Online

Do your daily banking when it suits you, whether you're at the office, at meetings or on holiday. Barclays Online Banking is quick, safe and convenient.

On your mobile

Manage your finances on the move with your mobile or tablet. Add a new payee, make payments, check your balance and more. It’s simple and secure2.

Other ways to apply

In branch

  1. Call 0800 515 4624 (select option 1) to book an appointment
  2. Visit a branch and meet your Business Manager
  3. We’ll let you know when you can start using your new account

By phone

If you’re a sole trader or limited company with no additional directors/shareholders and have an existing relationship (personal or business) with Barclays that’s at least 6 months old, we may be able to open your account over the phone

  1. Call 0800 515 4624 (select option 2) to speak with an account-opening specialist
  2. Ensure you have your debit card and PINsentry device to hand
  3. We’ll let you know when you can start using your new account

What you’ll need to apply

  • Your residential addresses for the past 3 years
  • Your full business address
  • Details of your other financial arrangements (eg, mortgages, store cards etc)
  • Business details such as registration number, address and date of incorporation (if you have a limited company)
  • Your personal details

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EFG

Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) is a government-assisted scheme that lets banks lend to small businesses that might otherwise not be able to get credit.

Cashflow finance

Get up to 85% of the value of your approved invoices advanced.

Accepting payments

Barclaycard makes it easy for your customers to pay you – either in person, online or over the phone.

Business insurance

We work with Allianz, one of the UK’s leading insurance providers, to offer a range of insurance options.

Terms & conditions

Please read the terms and conditions for our accounts and services

Important Information

  1. Available for small businesses, including individuals setting up their first business bank account within the first 12 months of trading. There is no charge for standard transactions for 12 months (‘Initial free banking period’) from opening our Barclays Business current account.
  2. Terms, conditions and other restrictions apply. You must have a Barclays current account and be aged 16 or above to use Barclays Mobile Banking. You will need to register and match your UK mobile number with your Barclays current account. Compatible smartphone, operating system and internet access (fees may apply) required.
  3. To view PDF files, you will need a PDF file viewer installed on your computer or mobile device.
  4. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Call charges
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