Social Enterprise Directplus

Free banking for social enterprises registered as CICs

Our Social Enterprise Directplus account is available exclusively to social enterprises registered as CICs with a turnover of up to £1 million, who deposit up to £100,000 in cash and up to 5,000 cheques per annum.

Social Enterprise Directplus gives your social enterprise an ethical way to bank for free, so you won’t have to pay any charges, as long as you operate within the agreed limits. Charges apply for exceeding these limits and for any special services such as, CHAPS payments, stopped cheques etc. Please refer to the tariff for full details.

If your organisation has a turnover of up to £1million, you can benefit from:

  • free banking
  • a business debit card, offering you a convenient way to pay for goods and services
  • the freedom to manage your account 24/7, however it suits you; online or at your local Post Office®, by arrangement
Ethical Policy in Action - supporting co-operatives & social enterprises

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The Hive is a new, business support programme to help the development and growth of the UK co-operative and social enterprise sector. Demonstrating its Ethical Policy commitment to support co-operatives, the Bank has committed £1.05million to this three year programme in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the UK trade association.
The Hive provides resources to help new co-ops and community businesses to start-up, existing co-ops to grow, non co-ops to convert, and communities to thrive. Find out more about The Hive