Put your company
cash to work
on uninvested cash
Tried and trusted by
For businesses small and large
Freelancers & sole directors
Treasury management for SMEs
Tools for your business
Money Market Funds are low risk, highly liquid and AAA-rated investments that pay interest.
Backed by the best
Keeping your money safe
Regulated in the UK by the FCA
Regulated in the EU by EFSA
Questions we’re often asked
Who can open a business account?
How do I open a business account?
It’s super quick and easy to open up a business account.
All you need to have at hand is your LEI code. If you don’t have an LEI code yet, you can generate one right in the Lightyear app.
Just jump into the app, navigate to your profile from the top left corner, and you're there. If you don’t currently have a personal account with Lightyear, you’ll need to set that up first.
How much does it cost to open a business account?
It’s free to open up a business account! We also don’t charge any custody or monthly fees.
All you need to have at hand is your LEI code. If you don’t have an LEI code yet, you can generate one right in the Lightyear app for £40 + VAT.
Investing through a business is low-cost and priced just like investing from your personal account. We also pay interest on uninvested cash for businesses too.
Check out our full pricing information here.
Can I claim US tax treaty benefits?
You can claim US tax treaty benefits, but it’s optional. Uploading a W-8BEN-E allows you to reduce the tax you pay on dividends from US instruments, but there’s no benefit to that if you:
- Invest in non-US instruments
- Invest in non dividend paying US stocks
- Hold & convert cash
We fill in the W-8BEN-E form for you automatically. All you need to do is answer a few questions in the app, and we’ll generate the PDF form for you right there.
Please note that tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and is subject to change in the future.
Why do I need a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)?
A Legal Entity Identifier, also known as an LEI, uniquely identifies your business. It's required by law for businesses trading stocks in Europe.
If you’ve already registered an LEI — we’ll find it for you during onboarding, all you need to do is confirm the details.
If you don’t yet have an LEI, you can generate one within the Lightyear app for £40 + VAT.
What should I keep in mind when investing?
When depositing your business funds to your business account, while making sure your money is working hard for you and your business, please take care with it too
- Don't invest money that you need to operate the business day-to-day
- Always make sure you have operational cash in an FSCS protected account
We're here to help you invest and grow any excess business capital you have, but remember that capital is still at risk when it's invested