FreeAgent: free accounting software for small businesses

Before you get started with FreeAgent, here’s everything you need to know as a NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business current account holder.

What's FreeAgent?

FreeAgent was founded by three small business owners who understood how important it is to have a clear, real-time view of your business performance. Over 150,000 of the UK’s small businesses use our secure and award-winning software.

Suitable for both new and established businesses

A dedicated support team of friendly experts

Manage your business finances hassle-free

Remember, it's free for as long as you retain your NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business current account (optional add-ons may be chargeable).

Big features for small businesses

FreeAgent’s powerful features are designed to take the stress out of time-consuming business admin.


Import your transactions automatically with a bank feed.

Mobile app

Take care of business wherever you are with the mobile accounting app.

Invoices & Estimates

Send and track professionally designed invoices and estimates.

We’re here to help

UK-based support

Get in touch with our friendly support team by using the ‘Help’ button on our ‘Contact us’ page.

The Knowledge Base

Our extensive Knowledge Base is an encyclopedia of all things FreeAgent, available 24/7.

Getting started

Watch our series of short videos to help get you up and running.

Frankie Noone, Makeup artist and owner of Makeup by Frankie

"I can’t tell you how much time FreeAgent saves me. I love how simple it is to use and I actually understand my accounts a lot more now. It helps me keep everything so organised."

Frankie Noone
Owner of Makeup by Frankie
NatWest FreeAgent user


Voted the UK's #1 small business bookkeeping software

Top Product
2021 and 2020 AccountingWEB Software Awards,
SME Accounting / Bookkeeping Software

Top Product
2021 and 2020 AccountingWEB Software Awards,
Data & Expense Management Software

2023 Contracting Awards,
Best Accounting Software for Contractors

2023, 2022, 2020 and 2019 ICB Luca Awards,
Friendliest Software of the Year

Ready to get started? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3

A FreeAgent welcome email is usually sent within 24 hours of opening your bank account, so you just need to follow the steps below to get going.

  1. Check your inbox for your welcome email
  2. Click on the link and create a password
  3. You're good to go!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is accounting software?
Business owners and accounting professionals use accounting software to process financial transactions, store financial data and automate certain bookkeeping and accounting tasks. FreeAgent exists online, which means that you can access the data from devices connected to the internet. Check out our handy accounting glossary for a more detailed definition.
Is FreeAgent really free?
As a business current account holder, you can access FreeAgent for free as long as you retain your bank account. Once you’ve set up your free account, you may choose to add one or more optional add-ons, depending on your business’s specific needs. These offer enhanced functionality and may be chargeable.
Is there a time limit to activate my account?
If you do not set up a password, your account will be deleted in line with FreeAgent’s Privacy Policy.
What tax returns can be submitted through FreeAgent?
Self Assessment tax returns (for sole traders and limited company directors) and Making Tax Digital (MTD)-compliant VAT returns can be submitted directly to HMRC through FreeAgent.
What if I already work with an accountant or bookkeeper?
If you already have an accountant or bookkeeper, it’s free to add them as a user. As FreeAgent automates many basic bookkeeping tasks, it gives your advisor more time to focus their expertise on your business’s performance. Information in FreeAgent is updated in real time, which makes potential problems easier for you and your advisor to spot and fix.
If I’ve been using another software, can I move across?
Yes. Migrating to any new system can take time but there are simple steps to make it quicker. For example, moving data at either your year-end or the end of a VAT quarter makes the process much easier. If you have an accountant, they can often help with this. Alternatively, our UK-based support team can walk you through the process.