Virgin Money business bank account comparison and review

Virgin Money business accounts offer a range of helpful tools for tech-savvy business owners.

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Customer rating
★★★★★
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Dedicated account support from a business management team
Fewer branches than most other large high street banks

Virgin Money launched in 1995 with the aim of making personal banking simpler. The Virgin Money brand was bought by Clydesdale Bank in 2018. In recent years Virgin Money has beefed up its business banking offering with a range of current and savings accounts.

Let’s take a look at what they can offer business customers.

Compare Virgin Money’s business accounts

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Name Product Finder score Account fee Bank transfers Requires credit check Arranged overdraft Account management Key benefits Business bottom txt Link
Professional Firms Client Account - Designated Clients Funds
Not yet rated
Free
Free
Branch, online, app & phone
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Professional Firms Client Account - General Clients Monies
Not yet rated
£6.50 per month
£0.30
Branch, online, app & phone
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Clubs & Societies Current Account
Clubs & Societies Current Account
Not yet rated
£6.50 per month. No fee payable if less than 10 transactions per month
£0.30
Branch, online, app & phone
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Business Current Account  - Business Tariff
4.1
★★★★★
£6.50 per month
£0.30
Branch, online, app & phone
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Business Charity Choice Account - Turnover £1m and over
Not yet rated
£6.50 per month. Fee waived if turnover under £1m, may also be eligible for free transactional banking
£0.30
Branch, online, app & phone
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M Account for Business
M Account for Business
Not yet rated
Free
Free
Branch, online, app & phone
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Business Choice Account - Business Tariff
Not yet rated
£6.50 per month
£0.30
Branch, online, app & phone
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Charities Choice Account - Charities Choice Account - Turnover up to £1m
Charities Choice Account - Charities Choice Account - Turnover up to £1m
Not yet rated
Free
Free
Branch, online, app & phone
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Name Product Interest rate and type Interest paid Invest Term Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
Virgin Money – 1 Year Business Fixed Rate Savings Account 145
5.05% AER fixed
Yearly
£1 - £2,000,000
20.05.25
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – 1 Year Business Fixed Rate Savings Account 145
5.05% AER fixed
Monthly
£1 - £2,000,000
20.05.25
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – 120 Day Business Notice Account
4.85% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
120 days notice
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – 120 Day Charity Notice Account
4.85% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
120 days notice
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 95 Day Business Notice Account
4.6% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
95 days notice
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – 95 Day Charity Notice Account
4.6% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
95 days notice
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 12 Month Charity Term Deposit
4.5% AER fixed
On maturity
£5,000 - £25,000,000
1 year
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 12 Month Business Term Deposit
4.5% AER fixed
On maturity
£5,000 - £25,000,000
1 year
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 18 Month Charity Term Deposit
4.25% AER fixed
On maturity
£5,000 - £25,000,000
1.5 years
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 18 Month Business Term Deposit
4.25% AER fixed
On maturity
£5,000 - £25,000,000
1.5 years
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 2 Year Business Fixed Rate Savings Account 146
4% AER fixed
Monthly
£1 - £2,000,000
20.05.26
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – 24 Month Charity Term Deposit
4% AER fixed
Yearly
£5,000 - £25,000,000
2 years
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 24 Month Business Term Deposit
4% AER fixed
Yearly
£5,000 - £25,000,000
2 years
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 2 Year Business Fixed Rate Savings Account 146
4% AER fixed
Yearly
£1 - £2,000,000
20.05.26
Open via: website
Go to site
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Virgin Money – 65 Day Business Notice Account
3.97% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
65 days notice
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – 65 Day Charity Notice Account
3.97% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
65 days notice
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 30 Day Charity Notice Account
3.87% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
30 days notice
Open via: branch, post
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Virgin Money – 30 Day Business Notice Account
3.87% AER variable
Monthly
From £1
30 days notice
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – Business Access Savings Account Issue 33
3.8% AER variable
Monthly
£1 - £2,000,000
Instant access
Open via: website
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Virgin Money – 6 Month Charity Term Deposit
3.38% AER fixed
On maturity
£5,000 - £25,000,000
182 days
Open via: branch, post
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What types of business account does Virgin Money offer?

Virgin Money offers 4 accounts, each tailored to different sized businesses and their particular needs:

  • M Account for Business. For both new and established businesses with an annual turnover of less than £1 million. It comes with an automatic £1,000 planned overdraft facility and no monthly account fee.
  • Business Current Account. For both new and established businesses with a turnover of any size. It comes with 25 months of fee-free banking. Account holders can also grab 0.35% cashback when using their debit card (subject to conditions).
  • Business Choice Account. Designed for larger established firms with turnover of over £6,500,000.
  • Professional Firms Client Account. This account is only available for firms that need to securely hold and manage their clients’ funds, like solicitors, accountants and insolvency practitioners.

What kinds of fees do Virgin Money business accounts charge?

Once an introductory deal is over, Virgin Money business customers are charged the following types of fee. The types of fee charged will vary between account types. But generally, customers can expect to be charged the following:

  • Monthly fee. This is fixed and isn’t influenced by how much you use the account.
  • Transaction charges. There is a charge for each transaction into and out of the account.
  • Overdraft fees. There are charges for both planned and unplanned borrowing using the account. Unlike personal current accounts, business account providers are allowed to charge different rates of interest for planned and unplanned overdrafts.
  • Returned item fee. The business will be charged when there isn’t enough money in the account, or within an agreed overdraft limit, to cover a payment over £4 in the case of M Account for Business customers and over £16 for all other Virgin Money business account holders.
  • Overseas spending and withdrawal fees. If you use your business debit card to spend or withdraw money overseas, then you’ll be charged a percentage fee on each transaction, unless you’re in the European Economic Area and paying in pounds, euros, Swedish Krona or Romanian Leu.
  • International Payment fees. M Account for Business customers transferring money overseas using their internet banking services are charged £15 per transaction when making SEPA payments to European countries and £17.50 per transaction when making SWIFT payments. These fees are higher is the payments are made in-branch.

The benefits of a Virgin Money business account

  • Strong online and app-based banking. The Virgin Money app allows business banking customers to manage their firm’s money easily from the palm of their hand, including the ability to create saving pots and deposit cheques by scanning them.
  • In-credit interest. Virgin Money Business Choice Account customers get in-credit interest paid on their account balance.
  • Cashback and offers on debit card transactions. Business account customers can earn cashback on a range of debit card transactions, as well as discounts with certain retailers.

How to apply for a Virgin Money business account

You can apply online or in person at a Virgin Money branch. Here’s a basic list of the documents you’ll need:

  • Your personal details, proof of identity, nationality and address
  • 3 years of address history
  • Details of any other director of your business
  • Your business’s details, including a proof of address
  • Business registration number
  • Date and certificate of incorporation
  • Registration forms for any recently appointed directors
  • Business turnover and tax information
  • Previous banking details if you have them and are looking to switch

What kind of savings accounts does Virgin Money offer?

Virgin Money currently offers 6 types of business savings accounts.

These are:

  • Instant-access business savings accounts
  • Notice business accounts (allowing you to make withdrawals with 30, 65, 95 or 120-day notice periods).
  • Fixed-rate business savings account (terms ranging from 3 months to 2 years)
  • Instant-access charity savings account
  • Notice charity accounts (again, offering a choice of 30, 65, 95, or 120-day notice withdrawals)
  • Fixed-rate charity savings accounts (terms ranging from 3 months to 2 years)

The key differences between these accounts is how long you have to wait to access your funds, plus the interest rate on offer.

If you want to maximise your interest, go for the 2-year fixed-rate account. If you prefer being able to instantly access your savings, the instant-access account should be your choice.

With either account, you can keep a balance between £1 and £2 million.

Virgin business lounges

Virgin Money customers are granted free access to its hundreds of lounges across the UK. Here, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi, newspapers, TVs and complimentary refreshments.

This is your opportunity to work away from the office, or perhaps for work-from-home entrepreneurs to host business meetings outside of their house. Some lounges even offer luxury features like a cinema area, children’s play areas or a bowling alley.

How to open an account

You can apply for a business savings account on the Virgin Money website.

You’ll provide a few basic details including your full name, business address, business number, the personal details of all business owners, plus some financial details.

Once the account is ready for you to open, you’ll be emailed your new account details, plus instructions for how to deposit funds.

Virgin Money business account customer reviews

Virgin Money scored 4.5 out of 5 stars in our 2023 customer satisfaction survey, with 91% of users surveyed saying that they would recommend the bank’s business offering. Its users highlighted the bank’s friendly service and reasonable charges. Here’s what some of those Virgin Money business customers had to say in our survey:

“I can do most banking online and their website and account dashboard are easy to navigate.”

“Excellent customer service and good rates.”

“They have always been helpful and friendly.”

On the Apple App Store, Virgin Money scored 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 99,000 reviews. On the Google Play Store, the app scored 3.4 out of 5 stars, from a total of 18,400 reviews (last updated March 2023).

Pros and cons of a Virgin Money business account

Pros

  • Free trial available.
  • Ability to bank online, on mobile, by telephone or in a branch.
  • Dedicated account support from a business management team.
  • Option to apply for overdrafts.

Cons

  • Once the free trial is over there’s a monthly charge.
  • Other fees apply, such as for depositing cash and cheques or for making international transactions.
  • Virgin Money has fewer branches than most other large high street banks.

Customer service information for Virgin Money

Email support
Telephone support
In-app or live chat
Contact form
Branch support

Our verdict: Is a Virgin Money business account worth it?

If you’re happy to do most of your business banking online, then Virgin Money is a great option for you. You’ll be able to do most of the things you’ll need to manage your account from the bank’s smartphone or tablet app and through your online account.

For businesses trying to keep costs at a minimum, the Business Current Account has a long trial period compared to many of its larger rivals.

If your business makes heavy use of cash and needs to make deposits, it’s worth noting that most of the bank’s physical branches are based in the north of England, the Midlands and Scotland. If your business is based in one of those regions then you can make cash deposits relatively easily.

Get started by visiting Virgin Money’s website and sign up for an account. If you have read this review and decided that Virgin Money’s current accounts are not for you, you can also compare other business bank accounts on the market.

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