It’s been a little while since we’ve updated you on the progress we’re making with business accounts. I’m sorry we’ve been quiet! We’ve just sent the Business Banking Monthly email to those who’ve registered interest with a full update - so check your email if you’re signed up (if you’re not, you can sign up here)!
We’ve just opened our 1,000th account
Since June, we’ve been slowly inviting more businesses to open accounts with us. We moved from 100, who tested accounts with us, to now having 1,000 businesses. We’ve been listening to lots of feedback, and we’re really pleased with the progress we’ve made so far.
We’re going to focus on building things you’ll love, and making sure everything’s smooth in the background
We’ve learned a lot moving from 100 to 1,000 business accounts, but we’ve got more to do. So we’ve decided to focus on building more great business-specific features, like the Tax Pot, proper multi-level and multi-user access, supporting our upcoming new look, and a few of the bigger features from our ideas board. We also know that there’s lots of prep work in the background that we still need to do to make sure that we can support businesses operationally, so we’re focusing on that too.
So we’re slowing down on offering more business accounts for now
But, we’ll let you know through email and an app notification when we’re ready to offer you an account. Some of you have been in touch to let us know that you really need an account soon - if that’s the case, for now, we’d recommend opening a business account somewhere else (you’ll be able to use the Current Account Switch Service when we’re able to open you an account later, if you’d like!)
We know it’s been a while for those of you who registered interest towards the very beginning - and we really appreciate your support. But the most important thing to us is getting this right, so we’re going to do just that!
Have a great bank holiday weekend!