In order to take advantage of any free banking that may apply, all we require is that you choose our Business Current Account - Small Business Tariff or Business Direct. The applicable account tariff comes into effect when your free business banking period (if any) ends.
Free business banking means that during the free business banking period we will not charge you for the provision of our standard account services set out in the table below.
|Standard account services||Description||Free business banking period|
|Account maintenance fee||A monthly charge for the provision of a business current account||Free|
|Automated credits||An electronic credit paid into your account||Free|
|Bill Payment||A Bill Payment which is debited to your account via our telephone banking service and credited to a recipient. Does not include Bill Payments debited to your account via a branch or a postal instruction||Free|
|Branch cash in||Charge for cash paid in at branch||Free|
|Branch cheques collected||Charge for cheques paid in at branch||Free|
|Branch cash out||Charge for cash withdrawal over branch counter||Free|
|Cash machine cash out||Charge for cash amount withdrawn from self-service machine||Free1|
|Cheques paid||Cheques written||Free|
|Debit Card||A debit to your account following a Business Debit Card Payment||Free|
|Direct Debit paid/unpaid||A Direct Debit payment made from or returned to your account||Free|
|Internal transfer||A sterling transfer from one of your accounts to another of your accounts in the same name||Free|
|Internet Bill Payment||A Bill Payment made through Business Internet Banking||Free|
|Business Internet Banking BACS Payment||Charge for each BACS Payment credited to a beneficiary made through Business Internet Banking||Free|
|Other debits||Other types of debit applied to your account (excluding Faster Payments, Electronic Fund Transfers, Priority Payments and Worldpay payments)||Free|
|Standing Order||A Standing Order payment made from your account||Free|
1 This is for UK transactions only. Some self-service operators may charge a levy.
You will automatically move on to the tariff of your chosen account. However, you will also have the opportunity to select a different account, if your business banking needs have changed.
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