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Decision
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Get started by confirming you agree to some important basics

Tell us about yourself and the business or organisation

Check everything’s OK before you submit the application and if you’ve got other people involved in the application then we’ll let them know it’s underway

Before we can make a decision about opening the account we must identify people involved in the application

We let you know the decision about opening the account

We confirm the personal address of everyone involved in the application

Finalise a few details before the account can be used

Get your account number and sort code - the account is ready to use

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Applying for an account with HSBC

Thank you for choosing to apply for the following account: Start up; upto 2m; Small Business Tariff .
You can now complete and follow up your application using our application management service.

Please find below some important information on the account opening process.

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Business details

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Registered office address and full trading address
(if different)
Landline & mobile numbers
and business email


Company or LLP
registration number

(if applicable)
Tax identification numbers, trading details, payment details, and sources of funds for any investments into the business 
Current bank details
If you are moving your account to HSBC

Personal Details

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Full name, including middle name
(as stated on your passport or driving licence)
National Insurance number


Landline and mobile
phone numbers


Personal email
address


Address and postcode
(and address history for last 3 years)

Personal account details
(if you bank with HSBC already)

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Applying for a business bank account with HSBC is secure and easy.

Quick account opening
For most businesses

  • it's all done online, so there's no need to visit a branch. We may however need to call you when we are reviewing your application
  • it takes 20 - 60 minutes to let us know the details we need
  • we'll review your application, let you know the outcome and if everything's in order you can start using the account straightaway.

Credit and fraud checks
We’ll carry out credit and fraud checks as part of the application process – just as we would for any bank account we open.

Save and come back later
If you're unable to finish the application in one go, that's no problem

  • information you enter is automatically saved when you continue to the next page
  • log back in when it's convenient to complete the application.
  • If you make a mistake in a section that you have previously completed, don't worry, you will have the opportunity to amend any information before submitting the application.

Keep track easily
When you have other parties involved

  • we'll guide them about what they have to do
  • they log in to this application to enter and review details
  • you can check their progress online.

Here to help
If there's something in the application you're not sure about, we're here to help

  • ask 'Andrew' our online assistant
  • chat with us online
  • or give us a call.

Important basics

Tell us why you want to open an account

Please select the option that best describes the reason for opening an account with HSBC

Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

What is the legal structure of your business / organisation?

Please select the current legal structure of the business.

Online application process for a Sole trader

You can use this online application process if…


You are a sole trader who wants to open an account for their own use

You, and other signatories if you have them, are
  • resident in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • Happy to give consent to receiving my pre-contract information and card agreement electronically, if a Commercial Card product is requested

The business
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • does not wish to apply for more than a £30,000 borrowing facility as part of this application
  • is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • the account you’re applying for will be the primary business current account for the business

Online application process for a Limited company - non-financial

You can use this online application process if…


You are a director in the company

You, the other signatories and owners are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process

The company
  • is registered in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • does not wish to apply for more than a £10,000 borrowing facility as part of this application
  • is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • the account you’re applying for will be the primary business current account for the company

Online application process for a Unlimited company - non-financial

You can use this online application process if…


You are a director in the company

You, the other signatories and owners are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process

The company
  • is registered in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • does not wish to apply for more than a £10,000 borrowing facility as part of this application
  • is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • the account you’re applying for will be the primary business current account for the company

Online application process eligibility for Other community interest organisation

You can use this online application process if…


You and the other signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • the chairperson of the meeting where you agreed to open an account with us and agreed who will be signatories to the account, will be a signatory

The Other community interest organisation
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • will only need a simple mandate. This means up to 4 people from a single list can authorise instructions such as a cheque
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Other community interest organisation
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.

    Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations

Online application process for a Limited Liability Partnership - non-financial

You can use this online application process if…


You are a member in the limited liability partnership

You and the other member(s), and signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process

The Limited Liability Partnership
  • is registered in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • does not wish to apply for more than a £10,000 borrowing facility as part of this application
  • is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • the account you’re applying for will be the primary business current account for the partnership

Online application process for a Partnership - non-financial

You can use this online application process if…


You are a partner in the partnership

You and the other partner(s), and signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • Happy to give consent to receiving my pre-contract information and card agreement electronically, if a Commercial Card product is requested

The partnership
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • does not wish to apply for more than a £30,000 borrowing facility as part of this application
  • is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • the account you’re applying for will be the primary business current account for the partnership

Online application process eligibility for a registered Charity

You can use this online application process if…


You and the other signatories are
  • UK residents
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • the chairperson of the meeting where you agreed to open an account with us and agreed who will be signatories to the account, will be a signatory

The Charity
  • is registered in the UK with the Charity Commission, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • will only need a simple mandate. This means up to 4 people from a single list can authorise instructions such as a cheque
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Charity
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.

    Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations

Online application process eligibility for an unregistered Charity

You can use this online application process if…


you and the other signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • the chairperson of the meeting where you agreed to open an account with us and agreed who will be signatories to the account, will be a signatory

The Charity
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • will only need a simple mandate. This means up to 4 people from a single list can authorise instructions such as a cheque
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Charity
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.

    Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations

Online application process for a Club or Association

You can use this online application process if…


You are a committee member in the club

You and the other signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process

The Club
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Club
  • is not an organisation where any profits are distributed to the members e.g. Investment Club
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.
  • the rules / regulations supplied to the bank are reflected in the application. i.e. The signing instructions on the mandate must match those contained in the rules and regulations supplied to the bank. The provision of business internet banking or business telephone banking will also depend on the terms of the rules created.
  • has a chairperson who has agreed to the opening of an account and agreed who will be signatories on that account

    Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations

Online application process for a Society

You can use this online application process if…


You are a committee member in the society

You and the other signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • the chairperson of the meeting where you agreed to open an account with us and agreed who will be signatories to the account, will be a signatory

The Society
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Society
  • is not an organisation where any profits are distributed to the members e.g. Investment Club
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.
  • the rules / regulations supplied to the bank are reflected in the application. i.e. The signing instructions on the mandate must match those contained in the rules and regulations supplied to the bank. The provision of business internet banking or business telephone banking will also depend on the terms of the rules created.


  • Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations

Online application process eligibility for a Church

You can use this online application process if…


You and the other signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • the chairperson of the meeting where you agreed to open an account with us and agreed who will be signatories to the account, will be a signatory

The church
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • will only need a simple mandate. This means up to 4 people from a single list can authorise instructions such as a cheque
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Church
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.

    Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations

Online application process for a Club or Association

You can use this online application process if…


You are a committee member in the club

You and the other signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process

The Club
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Club
  • is not an organisation where any profits are distributed to the members e.g. Investment Club
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.
  • the rules / regulations supplied to the bank are reflected in the application. i.e. The signing instructions on the mandate must match those contained in the rules and regulations supplied to the bank. The provision of business internet banking or business telephone banking will also depend on the terms of the rules created.
  • has a chairperson who has agreed to the opening of an account and agreed who will be signatories on that account

    Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations

Online application process for a Society

You can use this online application process if…


You are a committee member in the society

You and the other signatories are
  • 18 years of age or above
  • happy to receive information by post, text and email as part of this account opening process
  • the chairperson of the meeting where you agreed to open an account with us and agreed who will be signatories to the account, will be a signatory

The Society
  • is situated in the UK, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • has an annual turnover below £2 million
  • the account you’re applying for will be the main current account for the Society
  • is not an organisation where any profits are distributed to the members e.g. Investment Club
  • either has rules/ regulations that have been agreed in a committee meeting and that these will be supplied to the bank as a part of account opening process. Or, if the organisation doesn't have rules/ regulations, these will be created and agreed before account opening.
  • the rules / regulations supplied to the bank are reflected in the application. i.e. The signing instructions on the mandate must match those contained in the rules and regulations supplied to the bank. The provision of business internet banking or business telephone banking will also depend on the terms of the rules created.


  • Click here for a sample template that can be used to create rules/ regulations
I confirm that everything above is true about me, any other signatories, and the business
If you do not meet our online application criteria, please call us on 0800 633 5610 and we will be happy to help you with the application, or visit one of our branches.

Do you already hold a business account with HSBC for this business?

Do you have a business account with HSBC?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the business part of an affinity group?

Is the business part of an affinity group?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it, Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday. For further information on franchising you can contact our dedicated franchise team on 0800 234 6224.

Does the business already have an account with HSBC?

This on-line application can only be completed for your first HSBC Business bank account. If you already hold a HSBC Business bank account please call us on 03457 60 60 60

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the business part of an affinity group?

Affinity Group - An affinity group comprises of a trade association, buying groups of franchises. Through ‘banding together’ as part of an Affinity group.

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it, Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday. For further information on franchising you can contact our dedicated franchise team on 0800 234 6224.

Is the business part of a group of companies with a global or national parent company?

Global parent is the company that owns the business (or majority of) we are on boarding i.e. the "parent" is not a UK based company i.e. registered/incorporated in the USA. National parent is the company who owns the business (or majority of) we are on boarding i.e. the "parent" is a UK registered/incorporated company

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the business a non-UK registered special purpose vehicle?

A special purpose vehicle (or special purpose entity) is a company or entity (e.g. trust) that is created solely for a particular transaction or series of transactions (i.e. not the main trading activity of the entity). They are often used to make the transaction (say buying another company) as tax efficient as possible and will often will be registered in a tax efficient country (e.g. British Virgin Islands)

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Has the business issued Bearer Shares?

Bearer Shares are shares that are wholly owned by whoever holds the physical share certificate. The issuing business neither registers the owner of the share, nor tracks any transfers of ownership. It is most common with companies either registered or with connections outside of the UK

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Does the business have more than four directors?

Does the company have more than four directors?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Does the organisation already have an account with HSBC?

Does the organisation already have a community account with HSBC?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the organisation part of an affinity group?

Is the organisation part of an affinity group?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it, Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday. For further information on franchising you can contact our dedicated franchise team on 0800 234 6224.

Does the organisation have a global or national parent company?

Does the organisation have a global or national parent company?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Does the organisation’s Board of Trustees or Management Board have more than four members?

Does the organisation's Board of Trustees or Management Board have more than four members?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Does the business already have an account with HSBC?

Does the partnership already have a business account with HSBC?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the business part of an affinity group?

Is the partnership part of an affinity group?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it, Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday. For further information on franchising you can contact our dedicated franchise team on 0800 234 6224.

Is the business part of a group of companies with a global or national parent company?

Is the partnership part of a group of companies with a global or national parent company?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the business a non-UK registered special purpose vehicle?

Is the partnership a non-UK registered special purpose vehicle?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Does the business have more than four partners?

Does the partnership have more than four partners?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Does the business already have an account with HSBC?

Does the partnership already have a business account with HSBC?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the business part of an affinity group?

Is the partnership part of an affinity group?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it, Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday. For further information on franchising you can contact our dedicated franchise team on 0800 234 6224.

Is the business part of a group of companies with a global or national parent company?

Is the partnership part of a group of companies with a global or national parent company?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Is the business a non-UK registered special purpose vehicle?

Is the partnership a non-UK registered special purpose vehicle?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Has the business issued Bearer Shares?

Has the partnership issued Bearer Shares?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

Does the business have more than four partners?

Does the partnership have more than four members?

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Please call us on 0800 633 5610 as we’re unable to continue with your application online and we can go through the application on the phone, or we’ll locate the nearest branch where we can help you complete it,
Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm Saturday.

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Important: You have a 14 day cooling off period after your account is opened. Please read the following before continuing with the application


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Data Protection

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