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Coronavirus update – Opening a Business Account

To make sure our services are running smoothly and keep waiting times to a minimum, you will need an in-store appointment to discuss opening a new business account with us.

We recently introduced an online request form, but so that we can process the extremely high number of appointment requests we’ve already received, we have had to temporarily remove the form.  

As soon as we’re ready, we’ll announce that the form is available again. Thank you for bearing with us.

You can make an appointment request at any of our stores - Please see here for our opening hours. If you do visit us, please follow social distancing guidelines to protect yourselves and our colleagues. 

If you want to apply for one of our Bounce Back Loans, you will need to have a Business Account with us.

From start-ups to corporates

Our range of accounts have been made to suit all different types of businesses, from sole traders to international corporations

Ready when you are

At Metro Bank, we believe in being there when you need us. That’s why we’re open before and after normal business hours, why we’re open on Saturdays and Sundays, and why you can reach a UK-based call centre 24/7.

  • You need to visit your local store to speak to one of our colleagues, and register your interest. We’ll then add you to our list, and get in touch to book you an appointment to discuss opening a business account. For our opening hours, click here
  • Businesses with a £2 million annual turnover can simply speak to their Local Director to start opening an account
  • We’re open 7 days a week, 362 days a year
  • Have total control over your account day and night with our app and online banking
  • We’re here to support your business, from our sector services teams to Local Business or Relationship Managers
  • Switch your account to us within 7 days

An account for smaller businesses

Our Business Bank Account has been designed to support businesses with a turnover under £2 million a year. The pricing is simple, and there are no hidden fees

An account for larger businesses

If your annual turnover is above £2 million, you’ll want an account to meet your complex banking needs. Our Commercial Current Account is tailored to your business

An account for dealing in foreign currencies

Send and receive payments overseas in 14 commonly used currencies, perfect for businesses who operate with international partners

An account for community groups

An account for your club, society or charity – because we believe in helping those who help others and their communities

An account for insolvency specialists

Make payments and earn interest on credit balances with this account for insolvency professionals 

7-day Switch Guarantee

Switching your current account to Metro Bank is simple and hassle-free. And we guarantee to have it all done and dusted for you in 7 days if your annual turnover is below £6.5 million.

Independent service quality survey results

As part of a regulatory requirement, an independent survey was conducted to ask approximately 1200 customers of each of the 14 largest business current account providers if they would recommend their provider to other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs*). The results represent the view of customers who took part in the survey.

Overall service quality

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See the full business service quality survey results

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