Open a business account

To open a business account with us, please visit our business accounts page

Becoming a director

Being a director of your own limited company can be very fulfilling, but it also brings legal responsibilities and duties to your shareholders. We’ll take you through:

  • your duties
  • your legal responsibilities
  • your liabilities.
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A guide to business lending

Business lending can help your business grow and thrive. We take a closer look at the different borrowing options open to businesses and the application process.

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9 ways to improve cash flow

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. See how to keep it healthy by improving forecasting, scenario planning, communication and effective oversight.

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Growing sustainably

Growing your business rapidly throws up new risks but also offers rewards. See how to plan for and avoid potential pitfalls so that your growth path is sustainable.

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Supporting Black-owned businesses

Find out what we’re doing to support Black entrepreneurs and business owners to drive equality in business.

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Growing your business

If the time is right to expand your business, you'll find valuable information here on planning for growth and managing it through, including:

  • developing a strategy for growth
  • assessing your resources and capacity
  • monitoring your business performance.
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Funding growth

There’s a choice of debt and equity options – read our guide to work out which is best for your situation.

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Ukraine crisis FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of FAQs on how the Ukraine crisis could impact your business.

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Brexit FAQs

Find answers to the most pressing questions you have about the UK’s exit from the EU. The questions cover:

  • general enquiries
  • business strategy
  • operations and business practices
  • supply chain management
  • financing and investments
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Business premises

Taking on the right new premises for your business can be a daunting prospect. We take you through the essentials including:

  • The legal issues
  • Insurance
  • Where to find expert help.
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Employing staff

Your staff are likely to be one of your key business resources. We look at the responsibilities and challenges of being an employer:

  • Employment law including the Equality Act
  • Helpful payroll systems
  • How to keep your staff, and keep them happy.
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Contingency planning

Good business management means planning for when things go wrong, as well as when things go right. See what you need to consider and how to set up a contingency plan:

  • Identify risks to your business
  • What to include in your contingency plan
  • Testing your plans and keeping them safe.
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Marketing and customer relations

Guides to find, reach and keep your customers; from writing an effective marketing plan to putting into action through to building up a loyal customer base.

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