Small Business Banking – The List of Banks
Business bank accounts differ from regular current or savings accounts. Offering services such as online banking, foreign exchange policies and payment/collection options, small business banking is the most appropriate option for UK SMEs.
Whether you’re a sole trader or a medium-sized enterprise, there are a number of banks offering business banking.
Below is a list of small business banking services offered in the UK.
Launched in 2009 Aldermore is one of Britain’s new "challenger banks" and is focused on helping British SMEs.
Bank of Scotland Business Banking
Offering free 18 months day-to-day banking, free guidance & support, free Sage planning software.
Barclays Business Banking
Your own Local Business Manager, choice of start-up packages, free local advice & expertise.
Cambridge & Counties Bank
The newly-launched Cambridge & Counties Bank (June 2012) are a specialist SME bank.
Cater Allen Business Banking
Private business banking through a variety of specialist types of account including corporate and deposit accounts.
The Co-operative Bank Business Banking
For businesses, charities and community organisations with a turnover of up to £1m.
Coutts Commercial Banking
Tailored business banking accounts for entrepreneurs and executives with commercial bankers experienced in specific industry sectors.
Clydesdale Business Banking
Business bank accounts for any turnover and specialist agribusiness banking.
The Green Investment Bank (GIB)
The world’s first green investment bank, here in the UK
FSB Business Banking
Unique banking package exclusively for Federation of Small Business (FSB) members.
Swedish bank operating quietly in the UK since 1982, focusing on customer satisfaction and low costs
HSBC Business Banking
Start-up business banking, small business banking, commercial, corporate & structured banking.
Islamic Bank of Britain Business Banking
Offering business current accounts, business savings accounts and business finance.
Lloyds TSB Business Banking
Including start-up business bank accounts, Islamic business accounts and sector specialists.
Metro Bank Business Bank Accounts
Business bank accounts for start-ups and established businesses, community accounts for clubs, societies and charities with up to £2m turnover.
Natwest Business Banking
Start-ups get 2 years free business banking, a range of free business tools and resources plus access to the Natwest Startup Hotline.
Northern Bank Small Business Banking
Business eBanking, current accounts, deposit accounts, debit cards and corporate cards.
RBS Business Banking
Start-up Hotline, Business Hotline, business savings and help for business start-ups.
Santander Business Banking
Free day-to-day banking with their business current account.
Shawbrook Business Banking
Specialists in small-to-medium business banking and property investors banking services.
Triodos Business Banking
Ethical banking for businesses and charities, internet banking, current accounts and foreign currency transactions.
TSB Business Banking
Broken off from the Lloyds TSB banking group, TSB is once again a standalone bank offering business accounts and loans.
- Yorkshire Bank Business Banking
Business bank accounts for all turnovers plus specialist agribusiness partners.
For the full list of banks see the FSA list (PDF last updated 28th Feb 2013)