Starting a business | Royal Bank of Scotland

Starting a business

Checklists, information and resources to help you get started

Apply for our startup package
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Add your signposting title here… Writing your business plan

A robust business plan can set your business up for success or expansion and can help you arrange funding.

The Prince's Trust has a useful template to help you put your plan together.

Take a look at the template
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Add your signposting title here… Becoming a Royal Bank customer

If you're thinking about joining Royal Bank, read all you need to know about becoming a business customer. From support with everyday banking needs to expertise to help you plan ahead and set goals, we have resources you can use.

Becoming a customer
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App available on most smartphones to RBS customers with Digital Banking and a UK mobile number

Add your signposting title here… Mobile Banking app

Whether you are in a rush or just want to make the most of your downtime, our mobile app lets you stay in touch with your finances at a time that suits you. Plus, beyond checking your balance, it's packed full of features to let you do you day to day banking:

  • Pay suppliers and bills
  • Set up and manage standing orders
  • Manage and cancel Direct Debits
  • Log in using your fingerprint
Learn more about the app
Add your signposting title here… Start-up surgeries

Our Start-up Surgery sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about what being your own boss entails and what external support is available. The Surgery is hosted by a Business Specialist and will explore a host of relevant topics – from managing your money to understanding the importance of location and marketing.

The sessions are free. Just pop in and join us and other budding entrepreneurs from the local community.

To attend a session or for more information, email:



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