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Everything you need, under one roof
Integrate with accounting tools. Connect to Xero, FreeAgent or Quickbooks to get the full picture and save time.
A competitive overdraft. Adjust your overdraft up to £150k in-app (subject to eligibility). Our competitive rates beat all the major banks (true as of 10.08.2020).
Deposit cash. Deposit cash at the Post Office for a 0.3% fee (£3 minimum fee), and cheques digitally in-app, for free.
Pay people easily with a tap. No card readers or PINS required.
Multi-director access. Easily add directors to your account (directors must be registered at Companies House). We can’t yet provide access to third parties (e.g. accountants) or other team members (e.g. finance teams or assistants).
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Many a happy customer
Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve been reviewed thousands of times on Trustpilot, and our customers think we’re “easily the best business bank account they’ve had”,“a refreshing experience”, and that we “make business banking easy”.
- A Limited Company or LLP registered at Companies House. General partnerships or charities which are not registered as a Limited Company are not yet supported. - Limited Companies and LLPs need all Persons of Significant Control (PSCs) to be a UK resident and natural persons (i.e. no corporate shareholders). - All directors with access to the account must be UK residents. - The business must not be a holding company, dissolved, in liquidation or engage in any activities set out in our terms and conditions. - Evidence of your trading activities so we understand that your business does what you say it does. We can’t accept Companies House documents for this. - Meet our standard AML/KYC, fraud and credit checks and processes. - Refer to our terms and conditions to check sectors not supported. We also do not offer client money accounts.
What do I need to open a business bank account?
- A smartphone (and signal). - Valid photo ID such as a passport or UK driving licence. - If you have documents which confirm the nature of your business at hand this will be easier. Examples could be a trade registration or bank statement which shows your business activity. - About 10 minutes of your time.
Then it’s over to our team to approve your details and open your account.
Due to high demand there is currently a delay in business account opening times. We are working through applications as quickly as possible, please bear with us and thank you for your interest. Our customer service agents will not be able to speed up your application process if you get in contact. Please note: Opening a business account at Starling does not guarantee that you will be approved for a loan under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme or any other lending scheme.