Barclays Bank Business Account for Startups

Barclays Bank help support all kinds of new businesses and start ups with their business bank account service. It is designed to be simple, convenient and flexible, so you can focus more time on building your business into a success. The offering includes a range of banking services and plans, as well as free business banking for the first 12 months. Barclays Bank boast an experienced management team who other comprehensive support , so you can be safe in the knowledge that your banking is in safe hands.


How to get a Barclays account

  1. It’s automatic - we'll send your company registration details to Barclays.

  2. Within 48 hours the bank will contact you to set up a meeting with your Barclays Business Manager and open your account.

  3. We’ll pay £50 cashback into your new business bank account. Email us (at with your company name, registered address, sort code and bank account number and as soon as we’ve verified your bank account details with Barclays – normally within eight weeks – we’ll pay you.  Your bank account must be opened within 90 days of your incorporation date and cashback must be claimed within 90 days of opening your account.  One cashback payment is permitted on each account opened through this service only.


Features and benefits

12 Months free*

Free business banking for 12 months - Terms and conditions apply

Optional Plans

Manage At the end of your free banking you will have a choice of 2 straightforward price plans.

Loyalty Reward

Our Loyalty Reward gives you back more of your account charges the longer you're with us

Support and Guidance

Support and guidance from your Business Banking telephone team with our Service Guarantee


The flexibility to manage your account online, by phone, via the Barclays Mobile Banking app or in branch

£50 Cashback

£50 cashback when you open your Barclays Business Bank account with us

Service Guarantee

Barclay's Business Banking telephone team aims to resolve every query straight away If we can’t, we’ll give you a named point of contact who’ll take personal responsibility for resolving your query and making sure you’re kept fully informed along the way.

Everything you need and a little more

Barclays offers expert advice and guidance to all of our business customers, whether you’re just venturing out or setting up another business. Through our relationship with Barclays, we can offer a simple account opening process with £50 cash back*.

Free banking and a guarantee

  • Free business banking1 for 12 months.

  • A choice of 2 straightforward  Price Plans after your free banking  and a guarantee to keep you on their best deal

  • Barclays Loyalty Reward 

  • A named contact for dealing with any queries you have. He or she will take responsibility for keeping you informed until your query is resolved

A personal service

Your own local Barclays Business Manager to help you reach your goals as well as phone access to the UK based Business Banking telephony team. Once you’ve opened your account, your Barclays Business Manager will help arrange free consultations  with an accountant, a marketing professional and a solicitor for expert advice in your crucial first months.

Plus the extras to make banking simpler

  • Manage your account online, by phone, via the Barclays Mobile Banking app2 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.

  • Barclays Cloud It – a secure online document storage and management service.

  • Get paid instantly using just your mobile number with Barclays Pingit.


You’re eligible if:

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


When you open a free business bank account with Barclays as part of your company formation.  Just call us when your account is open and we'll deposit £50 in your new account.

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*Barclays Terms & Conditions apply.  For more information please click here.