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Delivered by Co-operatives UK in partnership with The Co-operative Bank

Free business banking with The Co‑operative Bank

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The Hive in partnership with The Co-operative Bank

The Co‑operative Bank's Community Directplus Current Account gives registered charities, community interest companies, co‑operatives and credit unions an ethical way to bank.

Banking for co‑operatives

Through our partnership with The Co-operative Bank we are pleased to signpost to the Community Directplus Account, which is FREE to co‑operatives:

  • Free everyday banking
  • The opportunity to apply for project funding from our Customer Donation Fund
  • The only UK bank with a customer-led Ethical Policy.

The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to review the account tariff for customers whose credit turnover exceeds £1m per annum, who deposit more than £100,000 cash per annum, or who deposit more than 5,000 cheques per annum.

Before you apply for a bank account, your co-operative needs to be registered. Make sure you have:

Find out about the Community DirectPlus Account
Visit The Co-operative Bank's website to check availability and start your application for a Community DirectPlus account for your new-start co-op business.
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