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Opening a Metro Bank account

What you need to open a business or commercial account

To help make sure you know exactly what you need, we’ve made this helpful guide to list the information or documents you need to bring along with you.

Need a copy?

If you want to print off or have a digital copy listing the documents you’ll need to have to open an account, you can get our Personal and Business Identification PDFs here.

Personal Identification

A list of all the personal ID documents you can use to open an account

Business Identification

A list of the documents you can provide to identify your business

What we need to open your account

Bringing in the right documents means we can open your account faster.

Opening a Business or Commercial account

Everyone involved in opening the business account will need to provide proof of identity and proof of address, including:

  • Account operators (authorised signatories or nominated persons)
  • Responsible individuals (anyone who directly or indirectly controls 25% or more shares)
  • Company officials (We may be required to identify a minimum of two Company Officials (for limited companies two Directors) if two or more exist. If only one Company Official is appointed to the Company, we must identify the sole Company Official)

Proof of identity

A valid passport, EU national ID card or UK driving licence is ideal, and may be all we need. 

Proof of address

Must have your name and current address on it. We only accept originals. It’s handy to have 2 of these with you, just in case.

As a Sole Trader

As a Community Organisation

As a Partnership

As a Limited Liability Partnership

As a Limited Company

What you'll need to open an account

We’ve worked with other providers of UK business banking accounts to agree a basic set of information that we’ll need from you to set up your business current account. Find out what you’ll need to provide using this simple guide from UK Finance, the UK’s leading trade association for financial services. 

View Guide