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To set yourself up as a registered business in the UK there are a few steps you have to take. In fact, there are seven steps if you wish to set up as a limited business.

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Starting a business is an exciting time, but let’s face it, it can also be quite daunting. Particularly when it comes to the admin, like working out the structure, how to set it up, which bank account to get or accountant to use.

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One of the most common types of fraud we see is the ‘investment scam’. In this blog we look into this type of scam and how to protect yourself.

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Whether it's to make money on the side or a hobby you want to turn into a passion project, starting a side hustle is not always straightforward.

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Year-end bookkeeping shouldn’t feel like a laborious task. In fact, if you set things up properly from the start, it should feel pretty effortless.

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We know that the amount of admin that goes into preparing accounts can be frustrating. So we’ve been working hard to make managing your books easier.

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The government has announced further support to protect jobs and businesses during the month-long lockdown.

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You can now add your Mettle card to Apple Wallet and make contactless payments with the Apple devices you use every day. Just look for the contactless logo or Apple Pay mark.

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Are you a Sole trader? Limited company? Partnership? No idea? There are a number of different business ownership types and it isn’t always easy to figure out which one is right for your company. We’ve broken each one down to try and help.

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You’ve done the work and now it’s time to get paid. The invoice is set up and has been sent over to the client. Payment day arrives but the money doesn’t. So what do you do?

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Now that you’ve set up your business and started selling your product or service, you’re going to want to make sure you get paid.

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There are a whole range of different bank accounts and cards on the market these days and you might be wondering if you’d be better off with a prepaid card or a debit card for your business. 

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The thought of having a personal account and a separate business account may seem daunting. In fact it might make things a lot simpler. In this blog we break down why you might need a separate business account.

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Want to start your very own online business? Our latest blog guides you through some things you can do to get from an idea to a functioning online business.

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To help you get to grips with small business banking, we’ve put together an all-inclusive guide on VAT in the UK and how it affects you as a business.

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Last week the Chancellor announced his Winter Economy Plan to stop mass job cuts and help the self-employed amidst a rise in coronavirus cases.

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To help keep our customers safe, we want to make sure that you are able to spot when it really is Mettle contacting you. In this blog we have outlined some top tips for spotting when it may be a scam.

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Learning how to manage your accounts is crucial for your business to thrive.

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With over 33 years in the business, Steve decided to prove he had mettle and open his own furniture business in 2019. Find out how he's getting on and how COVID has affected his business.

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Since starting his business back in 2019, Joshua has already been faced with COVID-19 and having to adapt his business model to meet his students' needs remotely.

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Facebook. Instagram. TikTok. Where to start? Our beginners guide to social media breaks down how to get started, tips about which channels might be best for your business and creating that all important first post.

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Sometimes, the most difficult thing about saving money is getting started. So to help, we've introduced Money Pots – a great way to start putting money away. You can add as much or as little as you'd like, and at your own pace.

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Working at Mettle has the perfect balance. The teams are highly skilled, we move fast, and have the budget to do things properly. And by that, I mean ‘do things properly for our users’.

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Anyone working in finance today can tell you that agile delivery and rapid product development are the codes all banks and financial institutions want to crack.

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At Mettle, we’re working hard to build a product that reduces the admin that comes with running a business. 

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Tom was born into a creative family, his dad was a sculptor, but he was never encouraged to pursue a career in art. So he started off in sales – and after six years, he realised that it wasn’t for him.

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Simon has been a sports scientist for 24 years. Much of his time is spent working within the elite sport environment, specialising in football, cricket and basketball at a regional, national and international level.

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To support businesses, the government has unveiled new financial measures to help shore up the economy during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The ‘bounce back’ loan scheme available from today, 4 May, allows small and medium sized businesses negatively affected by the Coronavirus to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.

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And why it’s going to change the way you get paid.

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One of the biggest challenges all businesses face right now is how to continue business operations while having to stay away from a designated office space. Some businesses can do this more easily than others, but the challenge itself is shared by many. 

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The outbreak of the coronavirus will have an impact on businesses across the globe so we wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that we're open and operating as usual.

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Advances in technology have saved us time in almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives, so when we started to think about how customers would open a Mettle account, our motivation was to build the simplest process we could. 

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Woodworking since the age of 17, Helen Welch shares her inspiration behind her passion.

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From Aunt Cynthia's kitchen to West London markets – Leon talks about the inspiration behind his business.

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We’ve enhanced our in-app security so that your hard-earned money is even more secure.

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I’m passionate that drama should be for everyone – not just the obvious drama kings and queens.

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