Halifax Business Banking Review

Compare Halifax Business Bank Accounts – read our review and compare the features and benefits available from Halifax to find a Business Bank Account that suits your company.

Halifax Business Banking is operated by Bank of Scotland and both are part of Lloyds Banking Group plc. offering a comprehensive range of business banking products to help you manage your business finances effectively.

If your business turns over less than £1 million per year, Lloyds Group has some great business banking products for you. If this figure is more than £1 million, the corporate banking division also provides some great products and services to suit your business needs.

The Business Current Accounts offered can be managed over the phone, online or through your local branch providing an effective solution to managing your day-to-day spending.

Top 5 Business Banking products

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18 months FREE business banking
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for 18 months
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Move your existing Account & Get 6 months FREE banking (terms and conditions apply). Smooth move guaranteed.
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for 6 months
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Starting a business? Enjoy up to £850 of free start-up benefits including 2 years’ free business banking
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for 24 months
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Switch to NatWest and they will credit your account with £150. Switch your overdraft too for another £100.
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for 6 months
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12 months free banking for small businesses, incl. individuals setting up their first business bank account (T&Cs Apply).
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for Up to 12 months
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Lloyds Bank New Business Start up Account

Lloyds Bank
  • 18 months free day-to-day banking.
  • Support from a Business Management Team
  • During the first 18 months you will not be charged for:
  • - Paying in or taking out cash
  • - Paying in or issuing cheques
  • - Paying standing orders and direct debits
  • There is no limit on the number of deposits or withdrawals, and you do not need to keep a minimum balance in your account to qualify.
  • When your free banking period ends choose either 'Business Extra Tariff' or 'Electronic Business Tariff'.

Lloyds Bank Established Business Switch A/C

Lloyds Bank
  • Interest free overdraft of up to £5,000 while moving
  • During the first 6 months you will not be charged for (terms and conditions apply):
  • - Paying in or taking out cash
  • - Paying in or issuing cheques
  • - Paying standing orders and direct debits
  • There is no limit on the number of deposits or withdrawals, and you do not need to keep a minimum balance in your account to qualify.
  • When your free banking period ends choose either 'Business Extra Tariff' or 'Electronic Business Tariff'.

Natwest Business Start-up Account

NatWest
  • ***Call NatWest on 0333 355 9427 to find out more***
  • Two years' free Business Banking* - Free Business Banking is available for Businesses which are less than 12 months old with an annual turnover not exceeding £1 million
  • Mentor Aware - help to manage your risks with our Employment Law and Health & Safety support tool
  • No annual fee on your Business Credit Card – apply for a NatWest Business Credit Card in the first six months of opening your account and we’ll waive the annual fee for your first year.
  • Free Start-up courses - help to get you started with our online courses
  • Free unlimited transactions – no matter how many deposits or withdrawals you make, as long as your business turnover is less than £1 million
  • £1 minimum balance – keep at least £1 in your account and you never need to worry about charges
  • Free Online, Telephone and Mobile banking – pay bills and make transfers 24 hours a day, seven days a week (available to all business current account holders)
  • Start your business with NatWest today!
  • * = Free banking means that the charges for the day to day running of your account (known as your 'service charge') will not apply during the free banking period. At the end of this period, you will automatically move to the Standard Tariff. Charges for "Additional Services" and "Unarranged Borrowing" are not part of the free banking offer. Free banking applies to businesses that started trading within the past twelve months with projected or existing annual turnover not exceeding £1 million.

Natwest Business Switcher Account

NatWest
  • ***Call NatWest on 0333 920 8397 to find out more***
  • “Switch to NatWest and they will credit your account with £150. Switch your overdraft too for another £100.
  • Your account will be credited £150 before the end of the 4th full calendar month after account opening. If you switched overdraft too, an extra £100 will be credited the same day. If you close the account or change tariff before credit is made, you’ll no longer be eligible to receive payment.
  • Offer only available to customers who choose the Business Current Account (Standard Tariff), with an annual t/o of less than £2m, where the business has been trading more than 1 year. NatWest reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose this offer without prior notice. All credit applications subject to approval. Over 18’s only subject to status.
  • A £10 min monthly charge on Business Current Account (Standard Tariff) applies. Overdraft arrangement fees will apply. Security may be required, for which a fee may apply

Barclays Start-up Business Account

  • Open a start-up account for your new business and you’ll benefit from:
  • Free business banking for 12 months
  • At the end of your free banking you will have a choice of 2 straightforward Price Plans
  • Our Loyalty Reward gives you back more of your account charges the longer you're with us
  • 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 3 or in branch

Barclays Switcher Business Current Account

  • Move your banking to Barclays and you’ll benefit from:
  • Support and guidance from your Business Banking telephone team with our Service Guarantee
  • A choice of 2 straightforward Price Plans that you can switch between to enjoy the charging structure designed around how your business makes and takes payments
  • Our Loyalty Reward, which gives you back more of your monthly charges the longer you bank with us
  • The flexibility to manage your account online, by phone, in branch or using the Barclays Mobile Banking app
  • Get paid instantly using just your mobile number with Barclays Pingit

Cashplus Business Current Account

CashPlus
  • Instant online application process
  • No paper forms or interview required
  • No credit check required to open an account
  • The low cost alternative to High Street Banks:
  • - Free to deposit cash at the Post Office
  • - Free to set up Direct Debits
  • - Free inbound bank transfers
  • - 3 Free outbound bank transfers per month - £0.99 per transfer thereafter
  • Comes with MasterCard Debit Card – no card transaction charges
  • Fees: £49 per year & £2 per ATM withdrawal
  • No hidden fees
  • No introductory free period – just constantly low pricing

CardOne Banking Guaranteed Business Account

  • CardOneBanking offers the following:
  • Guaranteed Acceptance
  • Sortcode & Account Number
  • Pay money in at any Post Office or Barclays Branch
  • Create Standing Orders and Direct Debits with this account.
  • 24 hour account management by Phone, Text and Online Banking
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • £55 OPENING FEE
  • NO OVERDRAFT FACILITY – No risk of going overdrawn
  • NO CREDIT CHECKS! – Guaranteed to be accepted, regardless of your past credit
  • YOU must be 18+ and UK resident
  • £12.50 monthly management fee
  • Charges to transfer or deposit funds:
  • £5 to £249 = £5
  • £250 to £499 = £8
  • £500 to £749 = £13
  • £750 to £999 = £20
  • £1000+ = £30