You're applying for a Business Current Account

  1. Step 1 Your Details
  2. Step 2 Business Details
  3. Step 3 Account Details
  4. Step 4 Review & Check
  5. Time Remaining 15 minutes to complete the rest of the form

We're missing some information.
Are you a limited company registered at Companies House?
Your company is registered at Companies House and has a unique company number.
Are you a sole trader?
You are self-employed and the sole owner of your business. You are registered with HMRC for self-assessment. Your business is not registered at Companies House and does not have a unique company number.
Do you want anyone else to be an authorised signatory on this account?
An authorised signatory is someone that has permission to operate and use your account.
Does your company have any directors, signatories or shareholders other than you?
Are you a New or Existing customer with the bank? (Please note: You are classed as an Existing customer even if you have a product with us which is not related to your business.)
Please choose New if you are a brand new customer to the bank. This means you have no products with us, such as any other current or savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages or loans.
Please choose Existing if you have any other type of product with our bank, this includes any personal current or savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages or loans.
Are you registered for Internet Banking, Telephone Banking or have a Debit card with us?
Is the account you’re applying for today for an existing business that already has an account with us?
Do you live in the UK (not including Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man)?

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  • Sat 9am - 5pm
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Or visit us in branch and one of our advisors will guide you through the application process.

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Apply online

  • 10-15 mins to complete application
  • Get a decision within 5 business days*
  • You are aged 18 or over to apply online
  • Enquire about business lending, (opens in a new window) with this account. All loans subject to status and eligibility.
  • Register for internet, mobile and telephone banking
  • Option to switch your existing account to us

*We aim to give online decisions within this time frame for applications submitted between 8am to 10pm, Monday - Saturday and 8am to 9pm on Sundays. If we are unable to provide a decision or your application is submitted outside these times, we will aim to inform you within one working day.

Business Account Checklist - What you’ll need to open an account

Participating providers of UK business bank accounts have agreed to a basic set of information that they will need from you to set up your UK business current account. Find out what you’ll need to provide using the simple Business Account Checklist from UK Finance, the UK’s leading trade association for financial services.

View guide on the Business Account Checklist, (opens in a new window)


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0800 028 3632,

Or if you're abroad / Outside UK:

+44 141 952 6827,

Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:00.

Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.

Closed on Sunday.