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Frequently asked questions

    • Sole traders

    • Partnerships

    • Limited Liability Partnerships

    • Private Limited Companies

    • Trusts


    Your business must have up to two directors, owners (shareholders) or partners.


    If you would like a relationship managed service or have comprehensive banking, international business or larger lending needs, please visit Corporate & Commercial Banking.

  • If you already have a business current account with us, you can apply for an overdraft if:

    • you have a good credit history and haven’t been declared bankrupt or had an Individual Voluntary Arrangement in the last 6 years (either the company, owners, partners or directors) 

    • you haven't been a disqualified director or a director of a failed business within the last 6 years


    Apply online
    If your business has up to two directors, owners (shareholders) or partners, you can apply online


    Apply by phone
    Call us on 0800 731 6666 between 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday


    Apply in branch
    To see if a Business Relationship Manager is available to support you, contact your local branch

  • Interest is calculated based on the number of withdrawals rather than the value, so if you make at least one withdrawal, the lower rate will apply.

  • To change your account details you will need to complete and return either the Change of mandate details form (pdf) or the Change of business details form (pdf). Once complete please return the form to Santander Business Banking, Bridle Road, Bootle L30 4GB. If you require assistance with your request please call the Business Banking contact centre on 0800 731 6666. Servicing lines are open between 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. Sales lines are open between 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday.


    If your business is a Club or Society, you’ll need to complete the Change of Details form for Clubs and Societies.

  • You can make a CHAPS payment using online banking or by telephone.


    To make a CHAPS payment by telephone please call 0800 731 6666. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.


    Before requesting a CHAPS payment, please be prepared with your account details and the full name, sort code and account number of the person you wish to pay.


    You may be asked some standard security questions regarding your account. We may also need to do some additional checks, including calling you back to ask security questions. If we’re not able to speak to you we’ll leave a message and ask you to call us back. If this is the case we won’t be able to make your payment until we’ve carried out these checks and spoken to you so remember to get back to us to move your payment forward.

  • The money will normally be credited to the beneficiary’s account within three hours subject to standard bank checks by us and by the beneficiary’s bank.

  • Can’t find what you are looking for? Find more on the Business Banking FAQs page.

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