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Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly
A suite of legal benefits including a dedicated helpline, bundled insurance products and a range of online information to keep your business safe. Plus a whole range of negotiated benefits to help save you money and win business.
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Specialist company formation benefits, access to FSB networking, business banking and a range of products to help get you setup in business.
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You'll be able to access specialist networking events with like-minded members of the community and have your say in our Big Voice survey panel.
Whatever your circumstances, we have a package to suit you and your business. Click the button below to see which benefits are included in each package and start your FSB journey.
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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £129.
How your business manages its finances is important. This often starts with your choice of banking provider.
But what about if you spot a better deal elsewhere? Or you find terms that are more suitable for your business? We explain what to keep in mind when it comes to changing your business banking provider.
There could be a number of reasons for changing your banking provider:
Once you’ve identified a new business banking provider, there are a few steps you should follow.
The first step is to apply to open a business bank account with your new provider. This should be a straightforward process. Our blog post, which covers what you need to qualify for business banking, explains the different documentation you might be asked to provide when opening a new business bank account.
Once the new account is open, you should request that your current provider closes your business account and transfers funds and payment details to the new bank account.
This can involve filling out paperwork, designating that you’re closing the account, and requesting that everything is being transferred over to the new one. You usually get to choose the day you would like the change of account to take place. Once the paperwork is submitted and the process begins, it can be just a case of waiting for the switchover to happen. Depending on the account, this should be completed in around seven days.
It is the responsibility of your new banking provider to ensure that your switch goes through successfully.
On the day of the switch, however, it’s worth checking for yourself that:
If you identify any issues, you should contact your new banking provider as soon as possible in order to rectify the problem.
If you’re looking to switch bank accounts, researching your options first is important. This way you should find the bank account that’s best suited to your needs. You should then ensure that you take the necessary steps to make sure the switch is as painless as possible
FSB provides members with a business bank account through The Co-operative Bank. This bank account is designed to help meet the day-to-day needs of a business, while entitling members to a range of additional benefits. This includes:
If you’d like to find out more about how this service can help you, please visit the FSB Business Banking page. Access to our business banking services are included with our Business Essentials package. Please visit our package comparison page to compare benefits of our packages.
FSB members are entitled to a specially tailored bank account from the Co-operative Bank, giving you the freedom to focus on running your business.