To avoid any delays, please have the information below to hand before applying. Private limited companies and limited liability partnerships need to provide some additional information as outlined below.
- Business start date and your current trading address
- 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
Personal details (for anybody named in the application)
- Full name, date of birth and nationality
- 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 have a private limited company or a limited liability partnership, you'll also need your registered name and address, date of incorporation and company registration number. Please make sure these match Companies House before applying.
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.
After you apply, we may need to carry out some additional checks to verify your personal identity and the existence of your business. Please check you've got the ID you'll need (pdf)
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.
- 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.
If you have recently applied, please call us on 0800 731 6666 to check the progress rather than applying again. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm.