Free licences for your clients

Yes, you read that right - if your clients have NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking current accounts, they’re eligible to use FreeAgent absolutely free!

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How it works

Any clients who have a NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking current account can use FreeAgent for free. Get them set up straight from your dashboard or if they already have a FreeAgent account, you can transfer them to a free licence.

Your clients will get all of the same core features as they would for a paid account and you can still decide on the level of access to give each user.

Ready to set up your NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking clients with us?

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As FreeAgent is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, we can offer more opportunities and additional benefits for you and your clients:


Opportunities for growth

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland have a network of Business Growth Enablers (BGEs) around the UK. BGEs help local businesses grow and host local networking events. If you take up the opportunity to speak at one of these events, you might find your next client in the audience.

The banks also run an Entrepreneur Accelerator programme from 12 locations across the UK. There is an online Pre-Accelerator for startups, in addition to Accelerator and Fintech programmes for scaling businesses:

  • Pre-Accelerator: an intensive, eight-week programme for early stage startup entrepreneurs.
  • Accelerator: a six-month programme for entrepreneurs with high-growth businesses who are looking to scale up.
  • Fintech: six-month programmes, with hubs located in Bristol, Edinburgh, London and Manchester, all starting in April and October each year.

The programmes are fully funded by the banks. You can find more information here from NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Real-time banking data

Clients with NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking current accounts can securely import their banking data straight into FreeAgent via Open Banking bank feeds.

You and your clients will then have access to their most up-to-date NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland banking data every single day.

What do other accountants think?

“We have been using FreeAgent since 2011 and we were delighted when the connection with NatWest was announced. It's great to be able to offer clients a solution for MTD for VAT that is excellent for their needs - and free!

Virtually all our existing NatWest customers have taken up a new, free licence and most of our business startups go to NatWest as their bank of choice. As a forward-thinking practice, we've attended various local Boost events with NatWest and FreeAgent, and this has had a very positive effect on our new client numbers in recent months.”

Mick Gornall - Towers + Gornall Ltd

Mick Gornall

Towers + Gornall Ltd

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for a free account?

FreeAgent is free for all NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking current account customers for as long as they maintain their business banking current account.

Will my clients get the full FreeAgent product?

Yes, your clients will have access to the complete FreeAgent product with all the same core features as a paid account. You will be able to decide on the level of access to give each user.

How do I add an eligible client to my dashboard?

It’s easy! If your client is new, just follow our step-by-step support article on adding a NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland client to FreeAgent. You can also transfer a client’s existing FreeAgent account to a free NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland licence if they are eligible.

Can my clients connect their bank account to FreeAgent?

FreeAgent was the first accounting software to introduce Open Banking bank feeds. Your clients can securely connect their NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking current account to FreeAgent and gain access to their most up-to-date banking data every single day.

Free licences for NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland clients

Creating a free licence for NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking clients on your dashboard is simple. We've created a simple guide for you:

Find out more about adding clients