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Business Bank Accounts

Apply for a business bank account

Online: If you’re a limited company or a sole trader we’re now taking business bank account applications online. Applications open at 10am each day. We’re dealing with a very high volume of customers, so you may need to join a queue. When it’s your turn you will have 10 minutes to start your application. When we reach our limit the queue will close until the next day.

In Store: If you’re a limited company or a sole trader you can also apply for a business bank account in person. Due to demand and Covid-19 restrictions it will take longer than usual to open an account in store, and we are operating an appointment system. Please contact your local store to register your interest and we will explain the account opening process in more detail.

Banking at hours that suit your business

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.

  • 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

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

See the full business service quality survey results

More than just banking

Business services

Payments and accounting

Set your business up to win with our carefully selected range of payment and accounting services.

Sector services

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Find solutions tailored to your industry. Talk to our experts who understand the challenges in your sector, from healthcare to property to financial services.