Become a Business Customer

Become a Business Customer

Do you want a financial partner that understands your business as well as you do?

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Switch your credit facilities to us

Our staff can explain the features and benefits of our business accounts and allow you to make an informed decision about the right banking solutions for your business.

Using the guaranteed Current Account Switch Service, switching your current account to Danske Bank is a free, quick, simple process and it is guaranteed to be completed within seven working days.​

For more details please view the Current Account Switch Guarantee.​

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Frequently asked questions

What we will do for you?

When you ask to switch your current account to us, we will:

  • explain the entire switching process and discuss the options available to you.
  • on completion of the Current Account opening process agree with you a suitable date on which your old bank account will switch to Danske Bank.
  • make your switch as smooth as possible - our dedicated Danske Bank switching team will take care of all your bank details and keep you informed every step of the way.
 
Who is eligible?

The Current Account Switch Service is for eligible customers only.

If your business employs fewer than 50 people and whose annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total does not exceed £6.5 million. Or if the account to be switched is a Charity whose annual income is less than £6.5 million.

A customer must meet all criteria to avail of the Current Account Switch Service. If your business does not meet the above criteria please speak to us about alternative arrangements.

Note: This applies to sterling business current accounts only.

 

Important documents

Current Account Switch Guarantee help page Switching your Business Account to us PDF
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Starting a new business

At Danske Bank we can help you make the right choices, so that you get the best start for your business.

When starting your own business you will have lots of questions. Come and talk to one of our experienced business advisers about how we can help you make starting your own business as easy as possible, and the banking service we offer business start ups. You can also find practical help and advice for businesses on the danskebizhub external website website.

Download our PDF

Find out more about banking for business startupsPDF​​​ ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​
 
Starting a new business​​​

If you're applying for one of our Small Business Accounts you may eligible for £500 Cashback and our overdraft matching service.

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Mauds Ice Creams

"Switching to Danske Bank was very easy, they are very approachable, very helpful and very professional at all levels."

Roberta Wilson, Partner,
Mauds Ice Creams.

To comply with our regulatory obligations, we are required to verify the identify of our customers. For more information on the type of documents we will require, click on the appropriate section below.

Sole Traders and Partnerships

We will need to verify your trading address. Examples of proof of this include:

  • your Property Lease document
  • a business rates bill / council tax bill
  • a utility bill for the premises dated within the last 3 months
  • your VAT registration form
  • bank account statements dated within the last 3 months
We also need to verify the identity of the owners/partners of the business. Click on the section on 'Verifying the identity of owners/partners/authorised signatories' below for more information.

Charities

We will need the following documents and information:

  • full name of the charity
  • your registered charity number
  • sight of the rules and/or constitution
We also need to verify the identity of the authorised signatories. Click on the section on 'Verifying the identity of owners/partners/authorised signatories' below for more information.

Limited and unlimited companies including Limited Liability Partnerships

We will need the following documents to verify the company:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Copy of the current Memorandum & Articles of Association
We also need to verify the identity of the authorised signatories. Click on the section on 'Verifying the identity of owners/partners/authorised signatories' below for more information.

Verifying the identity of owners/partners/authorised signatories

When you open a new business account we also need to verify the identity of the owners or partners, authorised signatories on a charity, club, society or association and the directors of a limited company. We use agencies including fraud prevention agencies to help us do this and where we can, we will do so electronically. If we cannot verify the identities of the these individuals electronically we may ask them to provide documents for proof of identity and/or proof of address.

Examples of proof of identity (in original form) include:

  • valid passport
  • valid UK/ROI photo-card driving license
  • EEA member state identity card
  • current electoral identity card
Examples of proof of address (in original form) include:
  • recent utility bill (eg water, gas, electricity, telephone)
  • recent Land and Property Services bill/notice
  • valid UK driving license
  • EEA member state identity card
  • recent bank statement
  • current household/motor insurance certificate
  • vehicle registration document
  • recent Inland Revenue notification

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Contact your local business Centre

We have local specialist business teams offering support and services, who you can talk to about your business and your plans for growth.

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Talk to our Business Banking team - dedicated business advisers offering direct finance support and services for smaller businesses.

Call 0345 850 9515 

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