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Small Business Banking

Nurturing small businesses is something we love to do. Benefit from our range of accounts, work-friendly opening hours and partner deals and discounts.

Proper support for small business owners

As an entrepreneur or head of a small business you’re probably very busy and extremely focused. We get that. As a bank we’re pretty revolutionary in our approach – we like to nurture local businesses with lots of support and a great range of banking options. So you can concentrate on growing your empire.

Ready-to-go accounts

Pop in and see us to open an account. We can do it on the spot and you can walk away with your debit card, cheque book and app in hand.

Clear pricing

You’ll be on our standard business account tariff – with no hidden extras. It’s all very simple and super-convenient. Just how you like it.

Switch to us in 7 days or less

When you choose Metro Bank, we don’t hang around. We’ll reroute your payments and close your old business account within a week. 

Dedicated local support

Dedicated local support

In each of our stores you can meet face to face with a Local Business Manager. They are there to help you and support your business. We are closely involved in the local community and your Local Business Manager will be happy to introduce you to other businesses for support and network building. 

Opening hours that make sense

Opening hours that make sense

You can bank online or speak to one of our UK-based team on the phone anytime. Our stores are open 7 days a week – and from 8am Monday to Saturday – which just makes sense for busy businesses. You can even pop in on many of the bank holidays.

We’re only closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday when you’re (hopefully) taking a well-earned break. 

A range of business accounts

A range of business accounts

We believe there’s a solution to any small business banking issue, so whatever you make or sell, and however your books look, we can help. Business owners can choose from a range of Metro Bank current accounts, deposit accounts and lending options.

And if you travel abroad with work, you’ll be happy with our free card transactions in Europe. By ‘Europe’ we mean the countries in the Single European Payment Area (SEPA).

If you use your card abroad, any foreign currency transaction will be converted into sterling on the day it’s paid out of your account. The exchange rate is set by MasterCard®.

MasterCard® is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. 

Handpicked partner deals and discounts

Handpicked partner deals and discounts

Running your own company can be exhilarating and sometimes challenging, but you don’t have to go it alone. All our partners have been picked because they understand small business. Services can help you get off the ground, minimise any admin overhead and let you focus on your business. 

Our currents partners, offering unique services and discounts, include Xero , Acceptcards , KPMG

Get in touch

With 7 days a week opening hours to suit your schedule, we believe our Business Current Account is a game changer. Whether you need short-term cash flow or support to grow and thrive long term, we can help you. If you like the sound of Metro Bank, come and talk to us.


Got a question? Find your answers here. 

  • What do I need to open a Business Bank Account?

    Just pop into your local Metro Bank store with a few documents. For the full list of what to bring, read our handy guide to opening a Metro Bank Business Account.

  • Is it easy to switch everything over from my current business account?

    Don’t worry, we switch everything over for you. We can switch any Direct Debits and standing orders in 7 days. Guaranteed.

    Any payments to your old business account will automatically reroute to your Metro Bank account for 3 years (36 months). We’ll also let the sender know your new details. 

    With this option your old business account will be permanently closed. If this doesn’t sound right for you, talk to us about a partial switch instead.

  • Do you offer specialist services in specific industries?

    Yes. We have specialist teams in a range of sectors, including financial services, hospitality and leisure and charities and not-for-profits.

    Explore our sector services

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