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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.

We know the coronavirus situation is a worry right now, and we’re committed to supporting you and your business through this difficult time.

We’re receiving lots of business current account applications at the moment, so it’s taking us up to six weeks to process them. With that in mind, please only apply if it can’t wait, so we can focus on the businesses that need us most.

Thanks for your patience and understanding while we try to help everyone as quickly as possible.

Guidance for personal customers running businesses

Though personal current accounts shouldn’t be used for business purposes, we understand that some small businesses use them for business transactions. You don’t need a Barclays Business current account to be eligible for a Bounce Back Loan, but we’ll need to verify some details about your business before you can apply. If you’ve been using a personal account for trade and think your business qualifies for a Bounce Back Loan, you can call the New Customer Team on 0800 515 4621 to discuss creating a business relationship.

We’re receiving a high number of calls right now, so it might take us a little longer than usual to call you.

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 months2.

Everyday banking that saves you time

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

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 team3 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 range of comprehensive guides can help with everything from business structures to finding funding.

You can’t always predict where your new business will take you. As you adapt to change and respond to opportunities, we’re ready to connect you to specialist teams like our accredited International Team and High Growth & Entrepreneur experts.

Ready to start banking with us?

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

 

Price plans

Applicable after your free banking period.

Supporting your business

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Business account for turnover up to £400k

Easy everyday banking for established businesses

Our straightforward banking frees up your time so you can concentrate on your business – with online tools and business banking experts to help it grow.

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The Barclays app

Business Banking on the move

Use our app5 to run your accounts from the palm of your hand. Manage your accounts, invoice on the move and get instant help.

Barclays Invoicing

Barclays Invoicing

Send invoices from your smartphone, wherever you are

Do I need a business bank account?

If you’re using a personal bank account for your business, switching to a business one could save you time, simplify your business accounting and help you access business finance.

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 1. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.