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Accounting software included for business customers 

What's FreeAgent?

FreeAgent's award-winning accounting software* is used by over 150,000 small businesses and landlords to monitor cashflow, fire off invoices and record expenses. Whether you’re just starting out or already up and running, you can get FreeAgent for free, as long as you retain your Ulster Bank Northern Ireland business current account. Optional add-ons may be chargeable.

*Friendliest Software of the Year, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Luca Awards 2022.


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Save time and relieve some self-assessment stress

The annual self-assessment tax return can be stressful for small business owners. If you’re a sole trader or limited company director, FreeAgent could save you time, reduce mistakes and relieve some stress as you prepare for the 31st January deadline. The software calculates your self-assessment liability and prepares your tax return in the background as you go about your business.

  • FreeAgent can auto-populate part of the Self Employment form.
  • Lets sole traders and limited company directors file their tax return directly to HMRC.
  • Provides a breakdown of your tax liability without having to contact HMRC.

Making Tax Digital (and simple) with FreeAgent

MTD for VAT requires all VAT-registered businesses to keep digital records and use MTD-compatible software to submit VAT returns. With FreeAgent, you can file MTD VAT returns directly to HMRC and you’ll be ready for MTD for Income Tax when it comes into effect. It’s also free with your business current account. Optional add-ons may be chargeable.

Want FreeAgent for free?

FreeAgent is free for all our business current account customers as long as you retain your account (optional add-ons may be chargeable). If you haven't opened your account yet, take a look at our range of business bank accounts to see how they could meet your business needs.

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FreeAgent features

Insight into your business

FreeAgent gives you a bird’s eye view of your cashflow, profit and loss, invoices and business bank accounts. It also surfaces valuable insights to help you make smarter business decisions.

File your tax return in minutes

Generate Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT returns automatically and file them directly to HMRC. If you’re a sole trader or limited company director, you can also complete and file your Self Assessment tax return.

Smart tools

Send and track estimates and invoices, with exchange rates imported from xe.com. Connect FreeAgent with handy tools including Shopify, Tyl and Appointedd.

Import daily bank transactions

Connect your bank account to automatically import your bank transactions into FreeAgent. Track your incomings and outgoings, link invoices and payments and view interactive charts of your accounts.

Admin on the go

With FreeAgent’s mobile app you can keep your accounts up to date while on the move. Whether it’s tracking mileage, sending invoices or monitoring future tax deadlines, the FreeAgent mobile app can help you nail your daily admin.

Download it for free at the iOS App Store and Google Play Store

Ready to go?

Nine out of 10 small business owners who use FreeAgent say it helps them to feel more confident about their business finances.** As an Ulster Bank NI business current account customer FreeAgent is included, as long as you retain your bank account.

**FreeAgent customer survey, Spring 2023


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