Simple business banking for new companies

To start trading, you’ll need a business bank account. Create your company through us and you’ll nab 12 months of free banking, plus £50 cashback.

Simple business banking for new companies

To start trading, you’ll need a business bank account. Create your company through us and you’ll nab 12 months of free banking, plus £50 cashback.

A Barclays start-up business account includes

Your new business will need its own bank account. It’ll work a bit differently than your personal account. One thing you’ll notice are the charges: there’s usually a monthly fee as well as small charges for making and receiving payments. If you set up your company with LegalZoom you can get a Barclays business bank account with no charges for the first year.

One year, free

Unlike personal banking, business banking comes at a cost. We’ll give you the first 12 months of banking, free.

£50 cashback

When you create your company through us, we’ll give you £50 cashback if you open a business bank account at the same time.

Access online or in branch

You’ll be able to manage your account online, by phone, via the Barclays Mobile Banking app or in branch.

Expert support

Every new business needs support. With a Barclays account, you’ll have your own business manager who can offer expert guidance.

Loyalty reward

After your first free year, you’ll pay a small fee for your account. But you’ll be able to earn some of it back. The longer you stay, the more it will be.

Spending tracker

Keep track of your company’s spending. Barclays’ free text alerts will let you know when your balance is getting close to its limit.

I couldn’t believe how easy it was. Thanks LegalZoom.

Bernard Umeh, SQUAREBIT CONSULTING LIMITED

Start your business and keep the taxman on your side for £34.99

Taxes are unavoidable, so do them right from the start. When you start your company with our Tax Ready package, we’ll set you up for PAYE and VAT. You need one to pay staff (including yourself), and the other to sell your wares and show you’re serious.

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Give us a call on

0345 122 8103

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm

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Frequently asked questions

Who can open a Barclays start-up business account?

You can set up an account as long as it’s for your business. You’ll need to be a sole trader, partner or director, and aged over 18. You’ll get free banking for 12 months if you set up your company through LegalZoom.

What happens at the end of my first year?

At the end of your first free 12 months, you’ll have two options. The Mixed Payments Plan is great for businesses that use cash and cheques, while the e-Payments Plan is for businesses that are paid electronically and mainly make payments using online banking and debit cards.

What percentage of my charges will I get back with the loyalty reward scheme?

That depends on two things: how long you’ve banked with Barclays and your annual credit turnover. That’s the amount paid into your business account over the previous 12 months. If it’s less than £100,000, and you’ve banked with Barclays for less than five years, you’ll get 5% of your charges back. The longer you stay with Barclays, the higher the percentage you get back.

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