As a bank founded on co-operative values, we’ve always been committed to putting our customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do. We have a range of business current accounts specifically designed with small businesses in mind.
Your business already has a business account with us
When starting a new business, it can be confusing to know where to start. We created a Start-up Guide for new businesses, packed with all the information you need, but didn’t know where to find.
Whether you need a business bank account or not depends on the structure of your business, however, most banks, The Co‑operative Bank included, do not allow personal current accounts to be used for business purposes.
A separate business bank account helps you manage your business finances more effectively and can give you access to additional services, such as overdraft facilities or business savings accounts. They also help business owners to keep track of their expenses, as well as managing cash flow.
The £25 loyalty bonus is paid every year to FSB Members who maintain an active account. The loyalty bonus will only be paid once a year to each FSB member, irrespective of the number of active accounts maintained. The bonus will not be paid on inactive accounts. An account is deemed to be inactive if no customer initiated transactions have been made for 6 months or more, and there is a debit or credit balance of less than £250.
The Co-operative Bank has been voted the winner of the 2019 'Best Charity Banking Provider' award by Business Moneyfacts, for the fourth consecutive year.
The Co-operative Bank has been voted the winner of the 2019 'Best Service from a Business Bank' award by Business Moneyfacts, for the third consecutive year.
The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to decline any application.
Whether we can offer you credit depends on your circumstances and our lending policy. We may decline your application based on your circumstances or our lending policy. We may be able to offer a product that's different to the one advertised.
The Co‑operative Bank, Britannia and smile are trading names of The Co-operative Bank plc, which is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
The Financial Conduct Authority requires us to publish information about our business current accounts. View our business current account service quality information.
You're about to go to https://www.fsb.org.uk/benefits/finance/business-banking. Before you go, here’s a few things to keep in mind:
The 30 months free banking offer is only available to new Co-operative Bank customers, based on maintaining a credit balance of £1000 or more, depositing up to 100 cheques and £2000 cash, and writing up to 30 cheques free of charge per month. Charges apply for exceeding the limits specified above, and for any special services used, including stopping cheques, CHAPS payments, etc. Please refer to the tariff for full details.
Your eligible deposits held by a UK establishment of The Co‑operative Bank plc are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with the following: The Co‑operative Bank, Britannia and smile. Any total deposits you hold above the limit between these brands are unlikely to be covered.