Whether you’re wanting to expand your business and need to save capital or are putting money aside for a rainy day, our Business Instant Access Deposit account can have you saving without taking your money out of reach. Earn interest while still having full control over your money
Earn 0.05% AER (variable) interest (rates will change to 0.01% AER (variable) from 12 August 2021). The more you put in, the more interest you could earn
You have full control over your money and can access it when you need it
You won’t pay a monthly fee, there are no set-up costs and no minimum deposits
|Interest rate||Minimum balance||Interest payment frequency|
0.05% AER (variable) until 11 August 2021
0.01% AER (variable) from 12 August 2021
|None||Monthly or annually (calculated daily)|
Variable means we may change these rates and charges from time to time, or introduce new charges. If this means you’ll earn less interest, we’ll let you know beforehand.
There are no fees for this account, but we do charge for some of our banking services.
|Issuing a banker’s cheque||£15 per item|
|Stopping a banker’s cheque||£10 per item|
|Copy or duplicate statements||£5 per statement|
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.
If you are a sole trader you will need to provide one of the following documents:
The document provided must have the name of the business owner on it, the business address and the trading name (if applicable).
If you are a sole trader 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.
Partnerships, including limited partnerships, will need to provide one of the following documents:
The document 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:
To open a Business Instant Access Deposit account, you need:
We believe in letting you decide how you want to bank with us – whether that’s online, in store, over the phone, through your Relationship Manager or on the move with our app.
Manage your Business Instant Access Deposit Account online or on your mobile.
Since 06 April 2016, interest on savings has been paid without tax being deducted. For more information, please contact the Business team on 0345 08 08 508.
Download our PDF to read when you like - it contains all the ins and outs of our Business Instant Access Deposit Account
No – unfortunately the switching service is only for Current Accounts. You would need to make a payment to transfer a balance to your new Business Instant Access Deposit Account.
Yes – you can go online and check your balance, move money between your personal and business accounts, and more, 24/7.
You can find the rates for any account that is not listed on the current rates page set out in Rates for Closed Business Products.
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