Whether you are a new start up business opening your first ever business account, or an existing business looking to change your current service provider, having the correct banking set up for your business can be a load off your mind. There are various levels of services currently available in the marketplace, and choosing the one best suited to your needs could be crucial to your business success.
The first step to opening any business banking account is to make the initial enquiry. These are best done online, as you can get in as many questions and information requests as you need, without being railroaded along the script in front of the clerk in the bank or the person on the end of the phone. These are the times when you leave having had a long conversation, but are actually no further towards achieving your aim.
Form Filling In
Filling in forms is the bane of a lot of our lives, thankfully an enquiry form is as much or as little as you want or need it to be. To get the best benefit, you do need to ask more than what their best deal is, or how much time you can save in terms of tax calculations and other things the account will automatically take care of.
Seek out high level information from the bank, having read their policies and procedures in full first to also construct any enquiries from those. You do not need to write “War and Peace,” but a few simple, concise questions will get the bank’s attention. Whether we like it or not, if they see you as a heavyweight businessperson, they will take you more seriously, pay more attention and you will have more opportunity to take advantage of your relationship with the bank.
What To Ask
You can ask them anything you want. Perhaps explain how you are looking for your business to achieve ISO 27001 standard in terms of information security, and what advice can they give with regards to that? Are they able to demonstrate that their information security management systems conform with ISO 27001 standards themselves?
Other questions may look at additional business services, in particular if you are switching from another bank, business banking can be more complicated than swapping a personal account, so ensuring that the bank are willing to fully accommodate your needs before committing to a switch will save you a lot of time.
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