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Chancellor announces Winter Economy Plan

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.

A beginner's guide to bookkeeping

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

How to start an online business

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.

Meet Steve from Surefit Fitted Furniture

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.

Joshua from Oakley Tutors

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.

Why you might need a separate business account

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.

A beginners guide to social media

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.

What is the difference between a prepaid and a debit card?

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. 

How to chase invoices and get paid

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?

A beginner’s guide to invoicing

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.

Introducing Money Pots

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.

A beginner’s guide to VAT

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.

Design at Mettle

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’.

Behind the scenes at Mettle – Product spotlight

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.

Introducing Spending Categories

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

Tom Howell from the Ministry of Masks

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.

Simon Brundish from Strength: Lab Superheroes

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.

Government to pay wages and offers further support to businesses

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

Bounce back loan scheme

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.

A guide to setting up a business

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.

Introducing smarter invoicing

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

Preparing accounts and taxes

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.

How we're using tech to help us with remote working

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. 

Coronavirus: a message to our customers

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.

Simple and quick onboarding

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. 

Welch from London School of Furniture Making

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

Leon Jacob from Leon's Kitchen

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

Making Mettle even more secure

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

Hattie Seaton from Honey B Drama

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

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