Clear Books and Metro Bank launch accounting software partnership

Today, Clear Books and Metro Bank are launching a new partnership, offering easy accounting software with free bank feeds and exclusive discounts to Metro Bank small business customers. The integration provides Metro Bank’s customers with access to Clear Books’ easy to understand financial management tools via online and mobile banking.

Here’s how it works;

  1. Metro Bank customers can use the Metro Bank app to register for a free Clear Books accounting trial.
  2. They have 30 days of free access to manage their Metro Bank transactions in Clear Books, raise professional invoices and view financial reports.
  3. At the end of the trial period, users can subscribe for the level of access that suits them, securing a 25% discount for life.

This will be available for mobile banking customers using iOS immediately, with Android functionality to follow in the coming weeks.

Offering deeper integration and cheaper pricing, the new partnership makes Clear Books a great choice for Metro Bank small business customers who are looking to take control of their accounting.

Clear Books CEO, Ruth Fouracre said: “We love working with banks and fintechs to integrate accounting software and online banking platforms. The links make it easier for small businesses to manage their finances.”

“We worked alongside Metro Bank to carefully design a customer experience that provided small businesses with access to Clear Books accounting tools through Metro Bank’s online banking platforms. This partnership provides users of both Clear Books and Metro Bank with great tools, a more aligned experience between the two products, and amazing discounts.”

David Thomasson, Chief Commercial Officer at Metro Bank, adds: “We’re thrilled to partner with Clear Books to provide our business customers with essential money management tools, easily accessible from our mobile app. These will empower SMEs to free up time in a way that wasn’t possible before, to spend running and growing their businesses.”

About Metro Bank

Metro Bank serves more than two million customer accounts and is celebrated for its exceptional customer experience. It is the highest rated high street bank for overall service quality, in store service, and online and mobile banking services for personal customers in the Competition and Market Authority’s Service Quality Survey in August 2020; the bank also ranked in the top two for overall service, store service and digital services for business customers. It was awarded ‘Best All Round Personal Finance Provider’ at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2019.

The community bank offers retail, business, commercial and private banking services, and prides itself on giving customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose, and supporting the customers and communities it serves. Whether that’s through its network of 77 stores open seven days a week, early until late, 362 days a year; on the phone through its UK-based 24/7 contact centres; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app: the bank offers customers real choice.

Metro Bank PLC. Registered in England and Wales. Company number: 6419578. Registered office: One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA. ‘Metrobank’ is the registered trademark of Metro Bank PLC.

It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Most relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. For further information about the Scheme refer to the FSCS website www.fscs.org.uk.

All Metro Bank products are subject to status and approval.

Metro Bank PLC is an independent UK bank – it is not affiliated with any other bank or organisation (including the METRO newspaper or its publishers) anywhere in the world. Please refer to Metro Bank using the full name.

About Clear Books

Founded in 2008, Clear Books provides accounting and payroll software that is used by thousands of small businesses in the UK. Our HMRC recognised software provides small businesses, sole traders, contractors and freelancers with easy-to-use accounting software. Clear Books was registered with the FCA as an Open Banking Account Information Services Provider in 2019, and is ISO27001 Security Certified. We’re proud to be a partner of Metro Bank.

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