We look at reasons why you will need a bank account for a business.
These are the list of reasons to have a bank account for a business.
1. Accept international transactions
A business bank account will enable you to accept international transactions.
2. Access business loans and credits
You will not be able to access business loans and credits provided by some banks and building societies.
3. Legal requirement for a limited company
If your company is a limited company, then it is a legal requirement to have a business bank account and to separate your money from personal finances.
4. Easier For TAX and VAT
Having a separate bank account from your personal account, will make it easier to process your TAX and VAT.
5. Separate personal money from business money
Separating your business finances from your personal finances will mean you will not be spending money from your business for your personal spending by error.
6. Clearly see your cash flow
Having a business bank account will enable you to clearly see your cash flow.
7. Professional image
A business bank account gives your business a professional image.
8. Improve business credit score
Using a business bank account will increase and improve your business credit score. This will help when applying for loans.
9. Pay staff wages
Having a business bank account will make it easier to pay staff wages.
10. Integrate accounting software
You will be able to integrate accounting tools like Xero and QuickBooks.
Business bank accounts
Here are some business bank account you can open easily and quickly:
Money Advice Service
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