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Charities and Not-for-Profit banking

As a charity, local club or society your needs are different from other customers. From coin counting machines to tailored rates, we give a helping hand to those who help others.

200 free transactions a month

Because every penny counts, we offer charities 200 free UK transactions a month (CHAPS excluded). And the first £10,000 cash paid in or withdrawn each month at our counters is free.

Tailored borrowing

With uncertain income, you may find the need to borrow from time to time. Our understanding of your needs helps us to design borrowing solutions that will fit your situation.

Dedicated Relationship Manager

You’ll have one dedicated point of contact who understands your needs and will work with you to help you achieve the objectives of your organisation.

Get a little bit extra with our charity and community accounts

  • Get a free Charity Banking Analysis to see where you can streamline processes and leave you more money for what really matters.
  • Use the free coin counting in store – handy and efficient for processing donations and collections.
  • Want a big cheque for a special event? We can supply one if you ask in advance.
  • Special charity rates for some services – ask us for more information.

Plus all the usual efficient Metro Bank day-to-day banking services.

Get in touch

Whether it's a special charity rate or a named contact you're after, contact our team to talk about banking options for your charity or organisation.

FAQs

Got a question? Find your answers here. 

  • What do I need to open a charity account?

    You need to be classified as a club, society or charity with a turnover or annual balance sheet total of £2m or under.

    You’ll need to visit your local store to open an account. To make account opening a smooth process take a look at the documents you’ll need to bring with you to open an account. Help opening a business account.

    The club, society or charity officials will also need to show proof of identity – in the same way as is required for opening a personal account. See the documents you need.

  • What’s a Charity Banking Analysis?

    As a charity or community banking customer, you can benefit from our free consultative review, called a Charity Banking Analysis. We do a really thorough job of understanding your organisation and give you pointers on making efficiencies and streamlining your processes. Just ask us and we’ll tell you how it works and how it could benefit your organisation. Send us an email

  • Can I open an account if my charity is based outside the UK?

    Potentially. Your charity can be outside the UK as long as you have at least one person based here and can provide the proof of address and identity that we need. Get in touch and we’ll do our best to help. Email us

  • How can I get a large cheque for my event?

    Get in touch with your Relationship Manager as soon as possible to discuss what we can do.

  • Can my school use your charity and community accounts?

    It depends. These accounts are specifically for charities, so if your school is set up as a charity or part of the organisation is run as a charity then we would be able to provide a charity account for that particular body. If you are interested it is a good idea to talk to us about your situation and we’ll let you know how we can help.

  • Can I make and receive international payments from my Community Current Account?

    Yes, you can make and receive international payments from your Community Current Account. There is a £25 charge to make an international payment.

  • Can I use internet banking with my Community Current Account?

    Yes, you can bank online for free with your Community Current Account – so you can manage your money 24/7. If your organisation has complex needs and you want to be able to easily integrate your transactions with your accounts processes you may prefer to use Commercial Online Banking.

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Community banking

Cover all your day-to-day banking needs with our Community Current Account - designed specifically for clubs, societies and charities.

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Fixed term savings

Choose how long you want to save for and know how much interest you'll earn with our Community Fixed Term Deposit Account.

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Flexible savings

Our Community Instant Access Deposit Account is just for charities, clubs and societies. Access your cash 24/7 in store or online. 

How we can help

Community involvement

Every one of our stores is strongly rooted in the community it serves and we’re proud to work closely with local people and businesses.