Plate spinning, juggling, putting out fires; it’s fair to say that life as a sole trader can be a bit of a balancing act.
So whether you’re self-employed or happily side-hustling, we’ve built an award-winning sole trader account to save you time and money while you run the show – and (here’s the best part) it’s free.
Apply for an account in minutes and connect with your accounting software or invest in a Sole Trader Toolkit to tackle the numbers directly from your bank account, on desktop or mobile.
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Opening a business or sole trader 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.
Sole trader current account applications are temporarily closed
Demand for business accounts at Starling is running at record levels. We’d like to serve everyone, but regret to say that we’ll not be opening any new sole trader accounts for the time being. This will enable us to better serve existing sole trader customers. We’re sorry to disappoint. We aim to reopen sole trader applications as soon as possible.
We remain open for new applications from Limited Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships, where business verification is more automated because some checks can be completed via public registries.