Are you looking to switch your non Santander account to us?

Yes No

If you are looking to switch you may be eligible for our 1|2|3 Business Current Account – Switcher offer.

Does your business have up to 2 directors, owners (shareholders) or partners?

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We offer accounts for small to medium sized businesses with up to 2 directors, owners (shareholders) or partners.

If your business has more than two directors, owners (shareholders) or partners, we may be able to help at Corporate & Commercial Banking.

Are you a sole trader or is your business a partnership, private limited company or limited liability partnership and registered in the UK?

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We offer accounts for sole traders, partnerships, private limited companies and limited liability partnerships which are registered in the UK.

If you are a trust, you can apply for this account by calling 0800 068 7010 (Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm), or visiting your local branch to see if a Business Relationship Manager is available to support you.

Are all directors, owners (shareholders) or partners aged 18 or over and UK residents?

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All directors, owners (shareholders) and partners must be aged 18 or over, live in the UK and have a business registered in the UK to open this account. We hope we can help you in the future if your circumstances change.

Do you trade or accept payments in virtual currency?

e.g Bitcoin, Litecoin or Ethereum
Yes No

We currently don’t open accounts for businesses trading in virtual currencies.

We hope we can help you in the future if your circumstances change.

If you are, or have applied to become a Payment Service Provider, please go to the Payment Service Provider page to find out more about the services available and how to make contact with a Santander Relationship Director.

To avoid any delays, please have the information below to hand before applying.

Business details

  • Business start date and 3 years' trading address history (if applicable)
  • A detailed description of what your business does, including your business activities and specialist areas, who you work with, the countries in which you operate and confirm if you import or export
  • Anticipated annual turnover for the next 12 months
  • For private limited companies or a limited liability partnerships, you'll need your registered name and address, date of incorporation and company registration number, which must match Companies House

Personal details (for anybody named in the application)

  • Full name and date of birth
  • 3 years' address history and current residential status (owned/rented/other)
  • Length of time with current personal bank and number of personal credit cards

If you’re providing information about other individuals as part of this application you must have their authority to act on their behalf. During the application you’ll be asked if you want to hear about products, services and offers that may be of interest. Please note the preferences you select will apply to all individuals and will override any previous preferences given. If you, or any joint account holder, would like to amend those preferences please contact us at any time.

Everything you need to know before you apply

Important contractual information is included in documents which can be accessed via the links below. We advise that you should read and consider these documents before proceeding with your application. You should print or save copies of these documents for further reference and records. If you have any questions regarding the agreement or you require further information please contact us

  • 1|2|3 Business Current Account Key Facts Document (pdf) including Statement of Lender and Borrower Responsibilities, FSCS Information Sheet and Exclusions List
  • General Terms & Conditions (pdf) including Terms of Business. These Terms and Conditions include information relating to changes we are making over the coming months, you should keep a copy of these for your records. We will also send you a copy of the terms that apply today if you continue with your application.

If you do not understand any of the details about your chosen product or terms then please contact us before applying.