Business Banking by Mettle

If you haven’t heard of Mettle before, you can rest assured, because it’s NatWest’s offering to sole traders and limited companies. Mettle’s biggest advantage over other offerings is that it’s 100% free, and coupled with it’s numerous other benefits and tools for business owners, it’s a no-brainer if you’re looking to open a business bank account.

The application can be done from the app and takes minutes, and once you’re up and running you’ll be able to send and receive payments with a UK account number and sort code.

You can also use it to create and send invoices, complete with your logo, and you’ll be alerted once the invoice is paid. This can all be done entirely from the app, reducing the need for headache inducing spreadsheets. They also make expenses painless by allowing you to categorise payments and snap pictures of the receipts, which is a life saver when it comes to filing your self-assessment.

Opening an account with Mettle also entitles you to FreeAgent for free, saving over £150 a year and allowing you to automatically synch your account with their software.

Visit their site to learn more and open your account in the time it takes to finish your coffee.