Online Banking Partners Kelso : Rennie Welch
Email: mail@renniewelch.co.uk Tel: Kelso 01573 224391 | Melrose 01896 822729 | Berwick 01289 330311

Online Banking Partners


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Beautifully simple business banking

Who are Starling Bank?

Founded in 2014 by Anne Boden, Starling is the UK’s first mobile bank offering super-fast setup, beautifully simple money management and 24/7 support, all with no monthly fees. From small businesses with big ambitions to freelancers figuring out tax returns, Starling’s award-winning business bank account is designed to make entrepreneurial life a little easier.

Key features

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  • No monthly account fees
  • Speedy setup
  • Apply in minutes, with no three week waits
  • Integrate with Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent
  • 24/7 UK customer support
  • Stay in the know With real time payment alerts and categorised transactions for spending insights
  • Easy deposits Deposit money at over 11,500 Post Office branches*. Send cheques via freepost, too
  • FSCS protection We’re a fully registered bank and the FSCS protects any money you keep with us up to £85,000 for eligible customers**
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Who’s eligible for a Starling business bank account?

  • You’re the owner of a limited company and you’re the only person with significant control (PSC) over it.
  • You’re part of a limited company with multiple owners. With our multi-PSC account, you and your fellow PSCs will each get a Mastercard debit card and access to a beautifully simple mobile bank account. For more information, read our blog post titled ‘Introducing: Multi-owner mobile business accounts for limited companies’.
  • You’re self-employed. Our sole trader account is available exclusively to those who already have a Starling Bank personal account.

Entities engaged in, or linked in any way to, certain activities may not be able to open or have a business bank account with Starling. Visit our Legal Documentation page at https://www.starlingbank.com/legal/ and select Business Current Account Terms for more information.

Getting started

Apply in minutes

It takes just a few minutes, direct from your mobile. No paperwork or branch visits required.

  • Click on the link below
  • Download the app from Google Play Store or the App Store
  • Enter your personal details
  • Verify who you are by uploading your identification documents and sending us a short video
  • We’ll carry out some quick checks at a UK Credit Reference Agency
  • Provide a few details about your business, such as its day to day activities and online presence
  • We will then look to approve your application as soon as possible so you can start making the most of all the features to help you manage your business finances better.

Ready to switch to Starling?

With the Current Account Switch Service (CASS), you* can make Starling your main business bank account in just seven working days. It’s worth noting that the CASS service is currently only available to Starling business customers with companies that have one person of significant control. To find out more, click here.

*To find out whether your bank is part of CASS, click here. * Deposits of up to £1000: £3. Deposits of £1000 and above: 0.3% of the amount deposited. If you withdraw cash using the Post Office Counter Service, we will charge you £0.50 per withdrawal.
** The small business threshold for FSCS is an annual turnover of less than £1m. FSCS does not apply to all business types, please check the FSCS website for eligibility.


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Welcome to banking that automates your accounting

Who’s Countingup for?

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Perfect for small businesses, Countingup is specifically designed to suit the needs of freelancers, sole traders and Limited Companies with up to 2 directors.

Whether you are just starting out or an established business, take advantage of a business current account that has all the features you would expect from a high street bank, and a lot more.

Countingup is trusted by thousands of businesses all over the UK. Get started today to see how we can help you.

Open a business account in minutes

Get a free Mastercard, account number and sort code. Use the app to manage all your business admin. Countingup keeps things organised so you don’t have to.

Features to start, run and grow your business

Less admin = more time
Automatic statement categorisation means one less thing to do and makes filing your taxes a breeze.

Easily share with your accountant
Give your accountant access to your data so your records are sorted without you lifting a finger.

Get paid on time
Send an invoice in seconds. Know who’s paid you at a glance with invoices sorted, matched and filed automatically.

Always up to date
Get instant notifications of your income and spending with reminders to capture receipts in the app.

Know your business inside out
Instantly see profit and loss and your tax estimate updated in real time. Say goodbye to nasty surprises.

Pricing that’s small business friendly
Get started for free. All accounting features included in all plans.

Help when you need it
First class support available 7 days a week.

Peace of mind
Countingup is authorised by the FCA and your money is kept in a regulated account — completely safe and secure.

It’s easy to get started

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Shedden Park Road,
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