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• A checklist for starting a company
• Help starting a business
• Limited vs. Ltd.
• A company bank account
• Sole trader vs. a company?
• Business insurance
• Incorporation Certificate
• Top 5 reasons to start a company
• Running a company
You get a digital Certificate of Incorporation and Model Articles of Association. The Certificate of Incorporation has a unique company registration number. Service providers and customers may ask you for a copy. Model Articles of Association are basic company rules. Companies House created model articles to make life easier for small businesses. To read more, just click on the orange text.
You can get an instant bank account when using our web app to register a company. No need to wait or make appointments. Our partners ANNA Money, Cashplus Bank and Wise are UK-regulated financial institutions.
Of course, you may also wait for your company to register and then apply for a bank account. Check out our handy Bank Account Guide.
Business insurance offers protection when something bad happens to your business. Check out our handy business insurance guide to get you going.
Superscript, our business insurance partner, can sort you out in a few minutes for as little as £5 per month. They are highly rated on Trustpilot – 4.7 stars.
If you are looking for income protection or health insurance, check out Anorak. They are specialists in both.
We suggest hiring a freelancer to get your website going. You can use a service like Fiverr to easily find and hire the best freelancers.
If you love DIY, then SiteGround is a fantastic 5-Star web host that will get you sorted in minutes.
For DIY website design, Elementor is a great choice- super easy to use and very highly rated.
Yes, it is a good idea to have a separate business phone. You can get a separate business phone in two ways.
First, you can subscribe to a virtual phone service. It is a simple app that comes with a UK phone number and rings on your normal phone. We like Circleloop. It is super affordable and easy to get going.
If you like a good old-fashioned phone, then we like EE Business Mobile and Data. They are one of the largest UK phone companies and tend to have great deals.
Pensions may be the last thing on your mind. You may be too young, too busy or just don’t care. We disagree. Get your pension sorted as soon as you can, so you can save early and often.
There are many pension providers in the market. We like Wealthify. Why? It is super easy to set up and backed by Aviva, one of the largest UK insurance companies.
If you are not a resident, we recommend that you first get a bank account sorted for yourself or your business.
We like Wise. Why? Wise can set up an account in minutes and you also get a great foreign exchange service. You can receive and send money in pounds, dollars, euros or any other currencies. It is a regulated UK financial service company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Starting a business is a great journey. Along the way you will have up days, down days and hopefully a lot of fun.
Check out our curated marketplace for business services. We spent a lot of time looking for the best services out there. We do get a small comission if you use our links. Thank you in advance!
Very simple. We got great deals for our users. Service providers pay us introducer fees if you use our links and sign up. We look for the best services out there, and try to not bother you with annoying marketing.
If you like our service, consider these ‘introducer fees’ as a tip for a job well done.
Sure. Check out our Trustpilot and Google Business reviews. One business owner even sent in a video review. He started a Greek restaurant during the pandemic and used our app to register a company.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, MachFast’s company registration service is regulated by HMRC and authorised by Companies House. Only authorised businesses may register companies. Our HMRC authorisation number is: XGML00000147536.
Yes, MachFast registers your company with Companies House. Our web and mobile applications make the process super easy for you. Just answer a few questions and you are done in minutes.
Yes! If you apply for a bank account, during your company registration process, we will refund your company registration fee once your bank account is opened. We may receive introducer fees from our banking partners.
You will have to have your personal information ready (such as Date of Birth) and company information (such as your business address). Please note that you have to be a UK resident and your company needs to have a UK based address.
You do not need a company bank account to register a company. Once your company is registered, you may want to get a company bank account right away.
Company registration takes 5 minutes when using our app. Companies House will then register your company within one business day (sometimes 2 business days).