Barclays Business Bank Account

Open an account for your start-up. 

Barclays business bank account for start-ups

No matter the nature of your start-up, Barclays can help support you during those vital early months. Kick-start your business with an account that’s simple, convenient and flexible, so you can focus on what’s important. You’ll get 12 months free banking, plus comprehensive support and guidance from an experienced management team.s.

£50 cashback

Just for opening your Barclays Business account with us.

All the perks of using a leading bank

Including flexibility to manage your account online or via the mobile app and expert advice when you need it.

12 Months Free*

Free business banking for 12 months. *Terms and conditions apply.

Optional Plans

At the end of your free 12 months, you’ll have the choice of two straightforward price plans.

Loyalty Reward

Get back a proportion of your account charges. The longer you bank, the more you get back.

Need help? Call our helpful support team at

020 7129 8651

(Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:30pm)

Service Guarantee

Need to speak to an expert? Barclays’ Business Banking telephone team aims to resolve any query you have straight away. If they can’t, you’ll be given a named point of contact who’ll help resolve your query and make sure you’re kept in-the-loop.

Everything you need and a little more

We can help make opening a business bank account simple, quick and easy – giving you back the time to focus on your new business. Barclays offer expert advice and guidance whether you’ve just set up your first business or if you’ve done it before.

Free banking and peace of mind

  • Free business banking for 12 months
  • A choice of 2 straightforward price plans when your 12 free months are over
  • Barclays loyalty rewards
  • A named contact who’ll deal with any queries you have. They’ll keep you informed until your query is resolved

A personal service

You’ll get a dedicated local Barclays Business Manager to help you reach your goals, as well as phone access to the UK-based Business Banking team.

Plus the extras to make banking simpler

  • Manage your account online, by phone, via the Barclays Mobile Banking app or in-branch
  • Free Text Alerts to keep track of money in and out of your account as well as when your balance gets close to your limit
  • Get paid instantly using just your mobile number with Barclays Pingit

To claim your cashback please email us at with your company name, company number, Barclays business account number and sort code. To be eligible for cashback, the bank account needs to have been opened within 90 days of the company incorporation date and the email claim must be made within 90 days of the bank account opening date.

You’re eligible if:

You require an account for business use, are a sole trader, partner or director and aged over 18.

Our formation packages

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  • £9.99
  • Our E-Formation package is perfect if you want to secure a company name or establish a dormant company and require no official printed documents.

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  • £19.99
  • Essential Formation offers you complete confidence that you’re starting a company with the rules and regulations covered.

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  • £59.99
  • Our Entrepreneur package offers you all the advantages of quick and easy formation, with all the paperwork you need to set up as a limited company.

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  • £89.99
  • Our Super Formation Package has everything and is the perfect way to set up your company with speed, ease and confidence.

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