Barclays Business Banking

 

Get started with Barclays Business banking

Barclays Business BankingIn addition to helping you shape your business idea, create a business plan and find the funding, we have a package to give you all the help you need to start your business.

Every working minute1 a new business opens an account with us. That’s because we offer much more than you’d expect from a business account.

Business start-up accounts

Get everything you’d expect from a Barclays Business account…

  • Free business banking for up to two years2
  • Free automated transactions when your free business banking period ends
  • Your own Local Business Manager
  • Free day-to-day support from our Barclays Business Team by phone 24/7
  • Manage your business account in Online Banking or by phone and in branch

…and so much more

  • Free CREDITFOCUS – our award-winning service to help you recover and reduce late payments and bad debts3
  • Free consultations with an accountant, marketing professional and solicitor for expert advice in your crucial first months
  • Free business seminars on topics such as how to make more profit and attract more customers
  • Free i-sure business data backup – automatically backs up 2GB of your data in a secure location
  • Free business skills training
  • Access to unique packages of business management software to help you save time and money

Switching your business account

Our Barclays Business current account includes everything you’d expect, plus personal service from your own Local Business Manager and free services to help you take one small step towards managing your business more effectively.

Why choose this Barclays Business current account?

  • Your own Local Business Manager who will listen to your needs
  • Day-to-day support through our Barclays Business Team available by phone 24/7
  • Full counter service in over 1,600 branches
  • Manage your money day and night with online and telephone banking
  • Business debit card4
  • Business overdraft facilities available4

You’ll also get:

  • Free CREDITFOCUS Classic, our award-winning credit management service, to help you avoid bad debts, reduce late payments and credit check up to five customers3
  • Free consultations with an accountant, marketing professional and solicitor for expert advice in your crucial first months
  • Free seminars to help you manage your business and business skills training
  • Free i-sure business data backup service – automatically backs up 2GB of your data in a secure location
  • Advice from our free legal and tax helpline

All of these features are available on either of our two pricing plans.

Contact information:

0845 601 0106. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Read our call charges and information

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Important information

  1. 1 Based on Start-up and switcher accounts opened from Jan 2007 to June 2009 and a 35-hour working week.
  2. 2 Available for individual(s) setting up the first business bank account for a business within its first 12 months of trading. There is no charge for standard transactions for 12 months with our standard Business Start-Up Package. There is no charge for standard transactions for 18 months if Business Essentials , Business Essentials Plus or Barclays Business Manager software are purchased at the time of opening the account. There is no charge for standard transactions for two years if Business Essentials and CREDITFOCUS or Business Essentials Plus and CREDITFOCUS Pro are purchased at the time of opening the account. This applies to everyday Sterling debit and credit transactions and the maintenance fee. Please note accounts must be active. At the end of your free business banking period, we will automatically set your account to the Free Automated Transactions Tariff.
  3. 3 Financial Innovation Awards 2008: CREDITFOCUS won Most Promising New Product – Banking and the top award for Innovation Excellence. 2009 Regional Business Award in the category The Best Use of Technology in Business. CREDITFOCUS Classic is available at no cost until 30 June 2010 to Barclays Business customers with a turnover of less than £1 million.
  4. 4 Business overdrafts and debit cards are subject to application and status.

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