Tide banking: double thumbs up
Last year, I registered an NPO with two friends to run a little project and opened a business bank account with a high street bank. I had nothing to which to compare the experience, so found it a bit of a pain but all in all, alright.
I didn't know how easy it could be.
This time around, for the Watercolour Cards Collective, I went with Tide. I did it on my phone and as part of the process they register you with HMRC. Talk about making it easy.
My card arrived swiftly which enabled me to link it up to the app. It was honestly a matter of days without any phone calls, trips to the bank, or paperwork.
Bravo. And if you're thinking of starting a business in the UK, try 'em.