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Inward Investment

If you want to expand into the UK from overseas, choosing the right partner can make a real difference to how smooth the set-up process is

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Your perfect partner in the UK

Want to establish a presence in the UK? We’re here to help you navigate the opportunities and challenges on your way to business success. With inward investment and sector specialists spread across greater London, we can offer you face-to-face insight, advice and support when you need it. We’ll even try to be available to suit your time zone.

As well as local knowledge, we offer simple, efficient banking services. Whether it’s bespoke FX pricing, business credit cards or ways of taking payment from your customers, we have the right financial solutions for you.

Tailored FX pricing and transactions

With overseas transactions so important to you, we will agree bespoke, attractive, cost-effective pricing for your currency conversion and banking transactions

Easy everyday banking

Choose a bank account to suit the size and complexity of your business. You can also choose a deposit account to earn interest while you’re waiting to buy assets or invest

Get in touch

With FX rates and transaction services tailored to you, plus a choice of business bank accounts, see what we can offer you. Please call the Business Team on 0345 08 08 508 or email the Inward Investment Team.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to be able to set up an account with Metro Bank?

We’ll need proof of your identity and your UK address. Here is a list of documents that provide acceptable proof.

Can I open an account without being in the UK to do it?

Yes, it can be done remotely, but we’ll need the documents to be certified. Certified copies of documents from a UK solicitor / accountant OR reputable overseas solicitor / accountant, notaries or Justices of the Peace are acceptable. We must be able to verify the certifier through an online register. For exact wording please see Certification requirements. You can open both business current accounts and deposit accounts this way.

Download the Certification requirements (PDF)

Can I bank online with Metro Bank business accounts?

Yes. You can choose from a range of options for setting permissions for payment approvals to suit your processes. Plus there’s potential for integrating your banking and your accounts.

Will I be able to take card payments in the UK and pay them into the account?

Yes. Our preferred partner acceptcards® can help find the most cost-effective solution for your business to accept payments from your customers, no matter where they are or how they want to pay. More about acceptcards®

Can I get a Business Credit Card from Metro Bank?

Yes, but if you don’t have any credit history in the UK then we may require a deposit against the borrowing limit. Get in touch and we can discuss your options. Email us

Can you help me invest in property in the UK?

Yes. If you’d like to grow your property portfolio please contact our specialist property team or our Business Team on 0345 08 08 508.

Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only.

Any property used as security, which may include your home, may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other debt secured on it.

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