UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents

UK Business accounts for Non-UK Residents

UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents

There are a number of UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents available, however we will help you choose the best account for your UK Limited Company.

Despite being so close to the United Kingdom, opening any UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents is not too different to other non-UK residents in that the mainstream banks here simply do not have an appetite for anyone who resides outside of the UK.

So how can we help with UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents?

The easiest and quickest options available that will accept residents from France can often be opened in a matter of a couple of days, provided they have a UK registered company, can be formally identified and have a legitimately trading business within the UK.

Apply for your UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents by Clicking here
or Telephone us on +44 (0)20 3286 3929.

We have direct access to a variety of business account facilities that will consider any applications from residents of France provided they have some formal identification documents and a legitimate business.

The main benefit of this is No UK Visit is Required and the account can often be Opened in Days.

Our UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents are designed for low-risk business activities however we can also offer business accounts for some selected High Risk business too, so your application will always be accepted with all the necessary identification and business document requirements.

UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents
UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents
Will I be required to travel to the UK to open an account?

There is currently NO UK VISIT REQUIRED to complete the application process, so the whole process can be completed online with scanned copies of all your essential documents.

What Information do you need to complete the application?

For the business we will require:

Limited Company name and Registered Address details
Copy of Certificate of Incorporation
Link to your website or other proof of business

For EVERY Director and Shareholder with over 10% share of the business we will require:

Full name & home address
Date of Birth
All contact details – Phone & email address
Photo Identification – Valid passport, Identity card or driving licence
Proof of home address – Recent Utility bill, tax demand, personal bank statement etc

What will it cost to open a UK Bank Account for Indian Residents?

The opening charges will vary depending on the number of Directors & shareholders, the nature of your business and the complexity of the businesses but will start from £195.00 for self submission or £295.00 for full service submission for all Low Risk businesses – High Risk business activities are priced on an individual basis – both of which can be opened in a matter of days once all documents have been formally submitted.


I don't have a UK Limited Company, can you register one too?

Yes we can offer the full service of Advising on Registering a UK Limited Company, formally registering your new company and the use of our UK Registered Address, which is essential for every UK business.

You MUST have at least One Director and shareholder, however as a non-UK resident it will no longer prohibit you from obtaining some UK Banking facilities.

UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents

UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents – Features of this business account.

The type of banking facilities available will very much depend on the ‘risk’ profile of your business, so all low risk business activities can expect to get access to a UK sort-code and GBP account number, allowing you to make faster payments, with some options also offering a Euro SEPA Account too.

Here are some of the features you can be sure will be INCLUDED with your new Business Account:

  • UK Sort Code & Account Number* (Low risk only)
  • Euro Account with IBAN & SWIFT** (High risk businesses)
  • Internet & Online Banking
  • UK-UK Payments*
  • Euro Payments**
  • SAFE: Fully Regulated & Authorised by the FCA
  • No long term contracts – cancel at anytime

If you want to know more about why the mainstream banks often decline applications from Non UK residents, please read the page on Why the mainstream banks decline non UK resident business account applications.

UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents

Company Formations

Register and Open your new Limited Company ready to start trading in the UK.

Business Accounts

Fully Regulated Business Accounts for All Non-UK Resident Directors & Shareholders.

Accountancy & VAT Advice

Accountancy, VAT & Tax Advice Services ensuring your business trades legally & compliantly in the UK

Card Payments & Merchant Services

Collect your Card Payments and pay directly into your new Business Account, inc Online, Virtual Terminals and Card Machines.

International Payments

Make Free International Payments at competitive rates from our FX Partners and save money repatriating funds

UK Registered Address

Have a legitimate base in the UK by using our Registered Address for your Limited Company

  • UK Business Bank Accounts for French Residents only offered only to those with a UK Limited Company
  • Valid photographic identification must be provided for all Directors and main shareholders
  • Multi-currency accounts available (subject to T&Cs)
  • Easy to Open with Quick Decision – Apply Online Here

Extra Direct is NOT a Bank but a specialist banking intermediary who is able to source and help open business accounts for non UK resident directors and shareholders, including those who reside in France and can provide suitable photographic and proof of home address identity.