If you're starting or have a new business and need a bank account, then the award winning Santander start-up accounts for businesses with a turnover of less than £250,000 could be for you.

Start-up Extra Business Current Account

Santander logoThe Start-up Extra accounts are an extension of the old Alliance and Leicester products and feature free and unlimited daily banking for up to 18 months.

The Monthly Fee-Based Accounts

Once your introductory period has completed, you'll be placed onto one of the monthly fee-based accounts. For each type you'll receive:

An Overview of the Santander Business Current Accounts

With the new nominal monthly fee, you can safely budget your banking each month without any nasty surprises. You can apply for this account online in a matter of minutes. Here's a summary of what's on offer for current customers and those switching with turnovers up to £1 million:

For existing Customers

For Businesses Switching Accounts

The Santander welcome screen
The welcome screen after you log into your account.

Your Santander statement screen
Transactions on your statement screen.

There are some transactional limits on this offer, although no such limits existed with the previous Alliance and Leicester product.

Other Business Savings Accounts

Santander offers various levels of interest for business savings, although the rates are low because of the continuing base rate levels. There are two main accounts for deposits and savings as follows:

Other Santander Business Banking Services

There are also various other business services as follows:

More about Santander Bank

Santander is a Spanish bank originally founded in 1857 and acquired Abbey in 2004, the Bradford and Bingley branch network in 2008 and Alliance and Leicester in the same year. Since then, they are slowly rebranding the first two acquisitions. They are currently the second largest mortgage lender in the UK.

More information on these products can be found here: http://www.santander.co.uk/uk/business.