Online: If you’re a limited company or a sole trader we’re now taking business bank account applications online. Applications open at 10am each day. We’re dealing with a very high volume of customers, so you may need to join a queue. When it’s your turn you will have 10 minutes to start your application. When we reach our limit the queue will close until the next day.
In Store: If you’re a limited company or a sole trader you can also apply for a business bank account in person. Due to demand and Covid-19 restrictions it will take longer than usual to open an account in store, and we are operating an appointment system. Please contact your local store to register your interest and we will explain the account opening process in more detail.
Switching your account to Metro Bank is simple – as long as your business has less than 50 employees and an annual turnover below £6.5 million, we’ll guarantee to have everything transferred within 7 days.
All your payments, including direct debits and standing orders, will be transferred to your new account
We’ll make sure that any payments made to your old account after the switch date make it to you
As soon as everything has been transferred, your old account will be closed and the new one ready to go
Just pop into one of our stores. Once you’re done, we’ll print your debit card and cheque book in store, so you can get up and running straight away.
To switch your account all we’ll need is:
We will attempt to match your existing overdraft limit (where we can, depending on your financial status).
It couldn't be simpler. Find your nearest store to make the switch.
Here’s what our switching team will take care of for you:
Once everything is in order and the switch is complete, we’ll let you know by email.
We have designed the Current Account Switch Service to let you switch your current account from one bank or building society to another in a simple, reliable and stress-free way. It will only take seven working days. As your new current-account provider we offer the following guarantee:
Got a question about moving your accounts to Metro Bank? Find the answer here.
We aim to reply within two working days of receiving your form. If you haven’t heard from us by then, please call 0345 08 08 500.
If there are still seven working days before your scheduled transfer date, we can cancel the switch. Call 0345 08 08 500 and our switching team will let you know what you need to do. If you’re within seven working days of the transfer date, the switch process will have already started and we can’t cancel it. You would then need to switch back.
Future payments that are sent to your closed account with your old bank will be automatically redirected to your new account with us. We’ll also let the sender know your new details.
Using your overdraft doesn’t mean you can’t switch – you just need to ask whether you’re eligible for an overdraft with us. If you meet our lending criteria and we agree to the switch, your account can move to Metro Bank. If you’re not eligible, you’ll need to repay your overdraft before switching.