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From concept to consumer

Specialist support served up – Retail, Hospitality & Leisure

Whether you’re just starting out or long-established and looking to expand, we can give you the expert support that’s specific to your consumer industry – from hospitality and leisure, to retail and wholesale.

Financial support to help you stay ahead

We understand the needs of businesses and the challenges within their individual industries. That’s why we offer financial support that’s as flexible as you are.

Specialist teams for unique challenges

You know your industry, we know how to help you make the most of the opportunities it presents – and our network of industry-aligned experts are on hand to help you realise your ambitions. 

From delivering regional insights and in-depth information about your particular sector, to advising on innovative mobile services, and the latest payment and security technologies – we’re here to empower your business and help you thrive during changing times.

It’s not always what you know

It’s who you know – and our expertise extends beyond your industry. We work closely with specialist teams across a wide range of other industries who can help you grow your business both in the UK and overseas.

We also provide support for rapidly scaling businesses seeking equity solutions, and offer products that challenge the status quo as part of our High Growth and Entrepreneur proposition.

Franchisees

If you’re a franchise business, you’ll get a business manager with the regional and sector expertise to help you unlock opportunities and get off to a flying start.

We’ll also help you stay on top of trends and developments that enhance the customer experience, from the latest in consumer technology, such as virtual and augmented reality, to experiential retail.

How we’ve helped businesses like yours

Our national network of relationship managers has helped a wide range of consumer aligned businesses across the UK expand and flourish. 

Read about how we’ve helped Fran Bishop, owner of The Pud Store and Apprentice finalist, realise her business ambitions.

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Business Banking

More than just a bank account

Our business bank accounts are designed to simplify everyday banking and make managing your money easier, with our business banking experts on hand to help, too.

Our safe, secure Online Banking and our award-winning app1 make everyday banking simple, so you can spend less time managing money and more time focused on your business. Make payments at home and abroad, arrange cash collections, apply for borrowing and much more – wherever you are, 24 hours a day. When you want support to grow your business, we’ll put an expert team around you. We offer more than local knowledge, sector expertise and connections to specialists. With experts in cashflow, international expansion, payments and more, our teams can help you fuel growth.

We're receiving lots of applications for business current accounts right now – this means it'll take us longer than usual to process your application.

There's no need to call us – we'll be in touch if we need more details. 

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Foreign currency account

What we can offer to you

Reduce your exposure to exchange-rate fluctuations and simplify international payments, whether you’re importing or exporting.