Automated Accountancy

Guide to setting up Mettle

Step 1 – Make sure you are eligible to create a Mettle account

  • Your business must be registered and trading in the UK
  • You’ll need to be a UK resident
  • You’ll need a UK phone number
  • You’ll need an iOS or Android device to open and manage the account.
    • For Apple devices, you’ll need to be on iOS 12.2 or later
    • For Android you’ll need to be on 7.0 or later
  • Maximum account balance is £100k for limited companies and £50k for sole traders
  • You have to be 18 or over to open an account

Step 2 – Make sure your business is supported

  • Sole trader – this is someone who is self-employed and submits a self-assessment tax return
  • Limited company – this is a business registered at Companies House and has the term Limited or Ltd at the end of its name

Step 3 – Make sure your business activity isn’t one of those listed below.

  • Alcohol and tobacco manufacturing
  • Adult entertainment or services
  • Distilleries
  • Armaments and defence
  • Gambling
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Some manufacturers (including manufacturers of rubber products, manufacturers of medical, dental or veterinary equipment, and others)
  • Embassies and consulates
  • Trust and company service providers – eg involvement in formation of other companies
  • Money Service Businesses (MSB) – eg foreign exchange
  • Virtual currency or crypto-currency
  • Freight shipping

Step 4 – Have one of the following ready

  • A valid passport
  • An EU national identity card
  • A full or provisional UK driving licence
  • A UK Biometric residence permit (BRP)

Step 5 – Download the Mettle app

  • Apple devices can get it here
  • Android devices can get it here

For more information about Mettle, check out our feature guide or get in touch with us.

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