For businesses with an annual turnover of more than £2 million, we’ve designed an account to meet your complex needs – with dedicated Relationship Managers, expert industry support, 24/7 local contact centres and an easy-to-use online banking platform
Your dedicated Relationship Manager will get to know you and your business, ensuring we’re providing you with the service you need
Each industry faces its own unique challenges. Our sector teams have the expertise within these sectors to offer your business the support it needs
Our working capital options can help smooth your cash flow, taking out some of the stress of the day-to-day running of your business
Bringing in the right documents can smooth out the account opening process.
Everyone involved in opening the business account will need to provide proof of identity and proof of address, including:
A valid passport, EU national ID card or UK driving licence is ideal, and may be all we need.
We can only accept original documents, not photocopies.
Valid Passport/EU national ID Card means in date, undamaged and machine readable. Unfortunately, we can’t accept handwritten passports or ID cards.
If you’re providing non-photographic ID, you’ll need to bring 2 proofs of address. We can only accept original documents, not photocopies.
Valid passport with your current visa (with at least 6 months left on it) or a Biometric Residence Permit.
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.
Partnerships, including limited partnerships, will need to provide one of the following documents:
The documents provided must have the partner's names on it, the business address and the trading name (if applicable).
If you are a partnership and you can’t provide any of these documents, a site visit can be arranged if your business address is different to your residential address.
If you’re a limited liability partnership we will, with your permission, carry out a credit reference agency search. If the results are satisfactory, you won’t need to provide any further documents. Otherwise you will need:
If you’re a Limited Company we will, with your agreement, carry out a credit reference agency search. If the results are satisfactory you won’t need to provide any further documents. Otherwise you will need:
|Monthly account fee||Minimum annual turnover/balance sheet value||UK transaction fees|
|Zero||Above £2 million||Based on account activity|
We don’t charge fees for non-sterling transactions or purchases in many European countries. If you’re outside of Europe, our rates offer the best value possible. Account fees and charges will still apply, though.
|Location||Card Purchase||Cash Withdrawal|
2.99% + £1.50
*Where can I use my card for free in Europe?
When we refer to Europe, we mean the countries which are part of the Single European Payments Area (SEPA).
All territories are included by their associated owning country.
If you use your card abroad, any foreign currency transaction will be converted into sterling on the day it’s taken out of your account. The exchange rate is set by MasterCard®.
MasterCard® is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.
There’s no monthly charge for this account.
We will charge for some transactions and services such as international payments, CHAPS payments and an Auditor's Certificate of Balance. You can find all the details of our transaction and service charges in the downloadable PDF below.
If your account balance and agreed overdraft aren’t enough to cover a payment, we may give you an unarranged overdraft. Unarranged overdrafts have a typical interest rate of 25% EAR (variable).
EAR stands for equivalent annual rate. It shows the rate you’d pay if you remained overdrawn for a year. It takes into account the interest rate you’re charged when you go overdrawn, how often it’s charged and the effect of compounding – charging interest on interest – on your debt.
‘Variable’ means we may change these rates and charges from time to time, or introduce new charges. If this means you’ll pay more, we’ll let you know beforehand.
Interest will be calculated daily on your account and applied monthly. The amount of interest payable and when it will be charged will be shown on your monthly statement.
We may also make other charges:
We believe in letting you decide how you want to bank with us – whether that’s online, in store, over the phone or through your Relationship Manager.
Moving your account to Metro Bank is simple, and if your annual turnover is below £6.5 million, we guarantee it will be switched within 7 days.
This account supports an overdraft, but you need to apply for one. Once we’ve reviewed your financial status, we’ll let you know our decision.
Cheques normally take 5 working days to process. If you’d like to know how quickly you can withdraw your funds after a cheque has been paid into your account you can take a look at our cheque clearance guide.
Important: Cheques will begin to be processed as soon as they are received by a bank, which could be on the same day as it’s written. Please ensure you have enough money in your account to cover all your payments, including cheques, to avoid becoming overdrawn.
Download our PDF to read when you like – it contains all the ins and outs of our Commercial Current Account.
Pop in and see us – find your nearest store
All of our stores are open from 8am to 8pm during the week, and slightly shorter hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
We’ll have all your standing orders and Direct Debits switched within 7 days. Guaranteed. Just be aware that the 7-day switching service only applies if your company’s turnover is less than £6.5 million. If it’s any higher, we can carry out a partial switch.
If you have any questions before you visit a store, call 0345 08 08 508 or email Business.Team@metrobank.plc.uk.
While you’ll usually deal with your Relationship Manager, our UK contact centre is open 24/7 and the Business Team are available Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm.
If you would like to arrange an overdraft please speak to your Relationship Manager. Overdraft facilities are subject to status checks and approval.
Yes. If you choose to close your account, we will offer you the option to receive up to 5 years’ worth of prior transaction history at the point of account closure. We retain your transaction history for at least 5 years after you closed your account, so you can also request up to 5 years’ worth of prior transaction history from the date of the request. To make a request, you can visit us in store or call us on 0345 08 08 508.
We will provide a printed version of your transaction history via post, normally within 7 working days. You can also download your transaction history via online banking before you close your account.
Accounts which have been closed due to fraud or other unlawful activity, impairment, bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation or which have had no activity in the past 5 years will not be eligible to receive transaction history.
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