Architects practice eligible for business account?

As a small architects practice are we eligible to open a business account?

We’re really more in the design and creative industry than ‘construction and civil engineering’

Anyone can open a business account :slight_smile:

I’m just a small freelancer and I have one. I’d recommend applying and the worst they can say is no :man_shrugging:

Actually they can’t - ‘construction and civil engineering’ is specifically not allowed :frowning:

That said, I’m not sure that Monzo would classify an architect under that umbrella. All you can do is ask or try :slight_smile:


Whaaaaaat! I did not know that :open_mouth: I apologise and stand corrected.

I’d probably still apply I keep my fingers crossed :wink:


Here is the full list :slight_smile:

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Hello, I’m an illegal drug dealer :wave: Cruising the streets all day operating out of my car makes it hard to manage my finances. Can I have an account please :rofl:

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Hopefully they’ll consider us part of the design and creative industry as we don’t construct anything.

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Hey Christiaan and others :wave: If ever unsure, the best thing to do is to give it a try, it should only take a couple of minutes and we are continuously trying to improve our eligibility. Go for it :+1:


I reckon you’d come under professional services

We got a business account :smile:


Thanks for coming back to let us know :+1:

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I’m still trying to get my Illegal Drugs business account sorted.I think I can blag it as Creative Services.

</sarcasm please don’t ban me>


Do you know what category you came under in the end??

If you’re a limited company, the category comes from Companies House – so if, for example, Monzo Bank Limited applied for a business account, we’d come up as the following SIC codes:

  • 64191 - Banks
  • 64999 - Financial intermediation not elsewhere classified

For that reason, it’s always a good idea to check that your “Nature of business” is correct in Companies House before you apply.

@christiaanb – glad it worked out, welcome!


No, my partner did it. I think 71111 - Architectural activities

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