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Start-up business account

Banking that lets you spend more time on your business

Starting a business means there’s more to think about than managing your bank account, so we give you the online tools and expertise to help you grow.

Why choose a business account with us?

Our start-up account gives you a host of free tools and the support you need to help your new business thrive – and it’s free for the first 12 months1.

Everyday banking that works for your business

Spend less time managing money and more time focusing on your business with our safe, secure and simple Online Banking and Mobile Banking tools.

You can manage payments, check your statements and much more, 24 hours a day – whether you’re at home, in the office or on the move. 

More than just telephone banking

Our Everyday Banking team is here to help with your day-to-day banking, while our UK-based Business Direct team2 is on hand to give advice and support for your growing business – from strategy, planning and cashflow, to help on lending and trading abroad.

Expertise is just a phone call away so there’s no need to leave your workplace – call any time from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. 

Specialist support to help you thrive

If you’re just getting started, our wide range of comprehensive guides help with everything from business structures to finding funding.

Planning on importing or exporting, or just thinking about trading abroad? Our accredited International Managers will help you take the next step.

Ready to start banking with us?

Apply online today for a start-up business account – it only takes a few minutes.

UK business bank account providers require a basic set of information to set up your business current account.

You can see the full list of requirements using the simple business banking checklist from UK Finance, the UK’s leading trade association for financial services. Here’s the kind of information we’ll need from you

  • Your Companies House registration number (if you have one)
  • Details about your business, including tax information, turnover and other capital
  • Details of all directors or partners, including name, date of birth, address and National Insurance number

 

  • Apply online Apply online

    Our online application form will tell you in minutes whether you can submit all or part of your application online. 

  • Apply by phone Apply by phone

    If you’re a sole trader or limited company with no other directors or shareholders, and have had a personal or business product or account with us for at least 6 months, you may be able to open your account over the phone.

    Call us on 0800 515 462 3 and select option 1

  • Apply in person Apply in person

    Call us on 0800 515 462 3 and select option 1 to book your branch appointment with one of our Business Managers.

Price plans

Applicable after your free banking period.

  • Two simple Price Plans Price Plans

    We have two Price Plans to choose from, designed for the way your business makes and receives payments.

    Mixed Payments Plan –  for businesses that use cash, cheques or a range of ways to make and receive payments.

    e-Payments Plan – for businesses that receive electronic payments and make payments mainly through Online Banking and debit cards.

     

     
    Electronic payments (in or out)
    Cash payments (in or out)
    Cheques and assisted payments (in or out)
    Cash machine cash out and electronic internal transfer
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    e-Payments Plan
    Electronic payments (in or out)
    Cash payments (in or out)
    Cheques and assisted payments (in or out)
    Cash machine cash out and electronic internal transfer
    Monthly account fee £

    See how much you could pay with each plan. Enter the details of payments into and out of you account for an average month (leaving any you don't use blank). We'll then calculate your potential fees.

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    e-Payments Plan
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    The Price Plan calculator is for guidance only.

    For more information on our charges, download our Business Current Account Price Plan Charges sheet4

    Price Plan Guarantee

    The way your business makes and receives payments can change over time. To make sure you’re always on the plan that offers the best deal, we’ll carry out a review each year. We’ll contact you if we think a different plan could save you money and move you on to it, unless you advise us otherwise. However, if you think another plan would suit your needs better, you can move whenever you like – just let us know.

  • Loyalty Reward Loyalty Reward

    We pay you back a proportion of the charges we apply to your current account on a monthly basis. It’s our way of rewarding you for being our customer.

    What percentage of my charges can I get back?

     

    Annual credit turnover

    Under 1 year

    1 - 5 years

    5 - 15 years

    Over 15 years

    Up to £99,999.99

    0%

    5%

    10%

    15%

    £100,000 to £249,999.99

    5%

    10%

    15%

    20%

    £250,000 to £499,999.99

    10%

    15%

    20%

    25%

    £500,000 to £1,999,999.99

    15%

    20%

    25%

    30%

    £2,000,000 and over

    25%

    30%

    40%

    50%

    For more details on how our Loyalty Reward works, download our Business Current Account Price Plan Charges Sheet 450 KB 34

Bank your way

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Business banking at your fingertips

Barclays Online Banking is a safe and convenient way to take care of your daily banking, whether you’re at work, out and about or on holiday.

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Discover mobile banking

Use our app to run your accounts from the palm of your hand. Manage your accounts, add products from our Features Store and get instant help.

High Growth & Entrepreneurs

Innovative businesses need innovative banking

We understand you and your business need more than traditional banking.

Need some help?

Talk to us online

Start a web chat if you’d like to ask us a question online.

Call us

Call us on 0800 515 462 5. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.