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OPENING A METRO BANK ACCOUNT

What you need to open a business or commercial account

We want to make opening an account with us as quick and as painless as possible. 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

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