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Celebrating business excellence in 2022

Recently we celebrated many high-achieving NI companies at the @BelTel Business Awards in partnership with Ulster Bank. Click below for a full list of winners, and to learn more about the contribution these firms have made to our local economy.

Protect your business with insurance

Ulster Bank has teamed up with Gallagher Insurance to help you find protection that meets your particular risks and challenges.

Whether you're a small business needing day to day buildings cover, or a larger company requiring support mitigating cyber risks, Gallagher could help tailor a solution that works for you.

Ulster Bank is acting as an introducer to Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited. If you buy an insurance policy or renew a policy with Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited, the bank will receive commission based on a percentage of the commission or fee Gallagher receives.

Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office Spectrum Building, 7th Floor, 55 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 7AT. Registered in Scotland. Company Number: SC108909. FP654-2022c.

Funding for your sustainability ambitions

Thinking of moving to a cleaner energy solution? Or maybe you want to become more energy efficient? If you need funding for a sustainable initiative and are eligible, we may be able to help. 

Eligibility criteria apply, and security may be required. Fees (other than arrangement fees) may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, eligibility and approval. Business use only. Terms apply.

Got a new business idea?

To apply for a Start up Business Current Account criteria applies.

New business, new bank account

Our start-up account could help you take the first step to becoming your own boss. To get you started, we provide transaction fee free business banking for the first 18 months.

Steps for success in 2022

At Ulster Bank, we share your ambition for success, setting the bar high to help you achieve your business goals. We’re here to help you with our range of support. We’ve got:

Advice from our sector specialists

With our teams of experts in various sectors across the UK, you can chat to us about products and planning for your business sector. Their local knowledge can really help you to see things from a new perspective.

Communities to grow your business

Tap into our networks with our Entrepreneur Accelerator programme that could take your business further, faster. And our Regional Ecosystem Managers could help connect you to what you need, at the right time for you.

See your cashflow more clearly

Keep on top of your cashflow and plan ahead with FreeAgent’s 90-day cashflow forecast feature - it’s completely free as long as you retain your Business Current Account. Specific eligibility criteria applies.

Working to build a greener planet

Introducing sustainable finance

Taking steps now could help your business become more sustainable. We’ve got some climate-focused financing options that could help you with your goals. Fees and eligibility criteria apply.

Make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV)

Thinking of going green with an EV? NatWest are supporting the new EV8 Switch app, giving you tailored advice on how to get started. EV8 Switch App criteria apply.

Entrepreneurs making a difference

We've worked with over 200 climate-focused businesses, to scale them up to the next level and lead the way to a more sustainable future. Could yours be next?

Independent service quality survey results – Business current accounts

Published February 2022.

As part of a regulatory requirement, an independent survey was conducted to ask customers of the five largest business current account providers, whether they would recommend their provider to other small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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