Startup Current Account | Business Banking | Ulster Bank

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Start up Business Current Account

Fee free business banking for 18 months

COVID-19: Applications

 

We're currently prioritising account applications for existing Ulster Bank customers. Unfortunately this means we are not able to accept new applications for customers of other Banks.  

 

You may be able to access support more quickly by contacting your current bank.

Our startup package is available to your business if it's registered in Northern Ireland, has been trading less than 12 months and has a projected or existing annual turnover of under £1m.  

 

To apply online your business must operate as a Sole Trader, Partnership or Limited Company and all owners must reside in the UK or Ireland. Over 18s only

Choose Ulster Bank business banking

18 months transaction fee free banking  

This means standard charges for the day to day running of your account, commonly known as your transaction fees, will not apply for the first 18 months after the account opening date.

Pay your bills with a Business Visa Debit Card

You can register for a Business Debit card within the same application.

Add your signposting title here… What you’ll need to open an account

Participating providers of UK business bank accounts have agreed to a basic set of information that they will need from you to set up your UK business current account.

Find out what you’ll need to provide using the simple business banking checklist from UK Finance, the UK’s leading trade association for financial services. 

View guide

Account benefits at a glance...

 

Cheque book

Cheque Book and Credit book

Visa card

Visa Debit Card

Statement

Monthly Statements

Anytime Banking

Access to Anytime Banking

Bankline

Access to Bankline

International payments

International Payments

Ready to apply?

Apply as an existing business customer

If you have an Ulster Bank business account already, we can help with an additional account. Or, if you're looking to get an account for a new business, we can help with that too.

Apply as an existing personal customer

If you have an Ulster Bank personal account already, we can help with a new business account.

Applying as an existing personal customer?

 

You can apply for a new business account as an existing personal customer if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your business was established before 1st March 2020
  • You operate your business solely through an Ulster Bank personal account

Unfortunately if you don’t meet these criteria, we are not able to accept your application.

COVID-19: Application times

It's taking longer than usual to process new account applications. We're working hard to speed this up. Thank you for your patience.

Apply as a new to Ulster Bank customer

 

We're currently prioritising account applications for existing Ulster Bank customers. Unfortunately this means we are not able to accept new applications for customers of other Banks.  

You may be able to access support more quickly by contacting your current bank.

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