Business banking account comparator

Compare traditional business banking solutions and
online business account solutions.

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Several banking options for businesses


Choosing where you should open your business account is an important choice deserving a thorough analysis. Researches can be time consuming for entrepreneurs. Qonto wants to help you choose the best option, whether you are a business owner, a finance director, or a treasurer.

That's why we designed two comparators for business accounts.

Traditional business banking solutions

Find here below our selection of business bank accounts listed in the banking solutions comparator:


Crédit Agricole Pro
Société Générale Pro
HSBC Pro
BRED Pro
CIC Pro
BNP Pro LCL Pro

Online business accounts

Find here below our selection of mobile and online banks for professionals:


Qonto Shine
Revolut
N26
Anytime
iBanFirst
Monabanq
Boursorama

What is our business banks account
comparator about?


To help you with your choice, we designed a comparator taking the following criteria into account

Know more about transfers and debits

Know what kind of legal forms is accepted

Assess the quality of customer service

Compare all the current business accounts

Discover the selection of business payment cards

Compare accounting integrations

Before opening a business bank account, a business owner should compare the number of transfers and debits included in the selected plan. Are the fees included or are they going to generate extra-cost? Are they interchange fees?

One should also be aware of the different types of debits that are offered. For instance, some business finance mangement solutions do not allow B2B SEPA direct debit, even if this format is compulsory to pay taxes to the government.

Some banks or business finance mangement solutions do not accept all legal forms. Some financial institutions are more adapted to micro-entrepreneurs, other to shared capital companies. This last choice implies to deposit the company's share capital in bank or neobank.

Therefore, the company's legal form is an essential criterium when it comes to comparing several business banking options.

Traditional banks usually require users to physically come to the bank to open an account, while a neobank is more convenient as the account opening can be done online.

Therefore, a business owner should always analyse the feedback regarding the quality of a bank/business finance management solution customer service (how long does it take to get an answer to one's requests?).

Entrepreneurs should know what type of bank details they will receive from their future bank. How fast is the IBAN sent to the client? While it usually takes more time with traditional banks, with business finance management solutions it's a matter of hours!

However, some of them are only able to deliver a foreign IBAN, which can make things complicated in France (to pay taxes for example).

Entrepreneurs should compare the services provided alongside their payment card. The payment and withdrawal limits deserve a particular attention! Also, the extra-fees billed when international payments are made can be substantial.

One should choose between different types of Visa or Mastercard cards. There are different types of cards: prepaid, debit (which usually comes with insurances services) or credit cards.

Some business accounts make accounting easier and help business owners drive their company's financial life. The 'expenses' add-ons and the number of accounting tools integrations should be analyzed thoroughly when comparing business bank accounts.

Some business accounts allow business owners to invite accountants as members, which allow them to export the transaction history autonomously, for instance.

Know more about transfers and debits

Before opening a business bank account, a business owner should compare the number of transfers and debits included in the selected plan. Are the fees included or are they going to generate extra-cost? Are they interchange fees?

One should also be aware of the different types of debits that are offered. For instance, some business finance mangement solutions do not allow B2B SEPA direct debit, even if this format is compulsory to pay taxes to the government.

Know what kind of legal forms is accepted

Some banks or business finance mangement solutions do not accept all legal forms. Some financial institutions are more adapted to micro-entrepreneurs, other to shared capital companies. This last choice implies to deposit the company's share capital in bank or neobank.

Therefore, the company's legal form is an essential criterium when it comes to comparing several business banking options.

Assess the quality of customer service

Traditional banks usually require users to physically come to the bank to open an account, while a neobank is more convenient as the account opening can be done online.

Therefore, a business owner should always analyse the feedback regarding the quality of a bank/business finance management solution customer service (how long does it take to get an answer to one's requests?).

Compare all the current business accounts

Entrepreneurs should know what type of bank details they will receive from their future bank. How fast is the IBAN sent to the client? While it usually takes more time with traditional banks, with business finance management solutions it's a matter of hours!

However, some of them are only able to deliver a foreign IBAN, which can make things complicated in France (to pay taxes for example).

Discover the selection of business payment cards

Entrepreneurs should compare the services provided alongside their payment card. The payment and withdrawal limits deserve a particular attention! Also, the extra-fees billed when international payments are made can be substantial.

One should choose between different types of Visa or Mastercard cards. There are different types of cards: prepaid, debit (which usually comes with insurances services) or credit cards.

Compare accounting integrations

Some business accounts make accounting easier and help business owners drive their company's financial life. The 'expenses' add-ons and the number of accounting tools integrations should be analyzed thoroughly when comparing business bank accounts.

Some business accounts allow business owners to invite accountants as members, which allow them to export the transaction history autonomously, for instance.

Our advices

Compare business accounts pricing

Price is often the main criterion when comparing business bank accounts. Traditional banks or online banks' pricing can vary by a factor of two. Business owners should also pay attention to the pricing structure (is it flexible enough to fit their needs?) and to the potential hidden costs (such as interchange fees or turnover commissions).

Study the banking solutions and options

A comparator is useful to support an entrepreneur in choosing a business bank account, in a traditional or online bank. Some financial institutions offer specific plans for business owners, that fit their needs throughout their company development stages. They also offer other financial services that an entrepreneur might want to take into account, such as business insurances, credit, or factoring.

Get to know everything about business loans

Your company might need to get a business loan. All traditional banks allow you to ask for, even you can't be sure your request will be approved. Some business finance solutions have strong partnerships with financial parties, like crowdlending platforms. Choosing your bank also depends on your needs in liquid assets. Your company could need an overdraft authorization or cash facilites.

Know everything about checks

Compare all the solutions to deposit a check. While traditional banks deliver this service for free, it can be sometimes more complicated to get this feature with business finance management solutions. You might want to ask yourself if you really need a checkbook! Even if this payment type is not really used anymore, some entrepreneurs still need it.