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Business planning


Setting up

It’s the preparation you do and the decisions you make, that will set you on the road to success.


A business plan gives you the foundations to reach your business goals – and helps keep you on track.

Setting up your business banking

Everyday banking

Get help finding everyday banking products and services that match your business needs.

Savings and transfers

Make the most of your business income with the right mix of bank accounts.

Online banking

Help with setting up your business banking online.

Business finance

Managing set up costs

It pays to start with a clear idea of the costs involved, both to start the business, and to keep it running.

Business loans

Invoicing your customers

Handy invoicing tips

Getting your invoicing right could help speed up payments and support cash flow. Read our tips. 

Hiring people

Things you should know

General advice: This information is general only and does not constitute any recommendation or advice. It is current at the time of publication, and is subject to change. It has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this you should, before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness, having regard to these matters. Consider obtaining personalised advice from a professional financial adviser and your accountant before making any financial decisions in relation to the matters discussed in this document, including when considering the finance options for your business.