Find the perfect package
to set up your company

We pay the £12.00 Companies House incorporation fee - for all our customers

Digital

Ideal for registering a company name for future use or forming a dormant company

£12.99
  • Private Limited Company
  • Digital Company Documents
  • Free Domain Name

Digital Plus

Provides a Limited company and delivers a full set of company documents by email

£15.99
  • Private Limited Company
  • Digital Company Documents
  • Free Domain Name
  • Digital Company Registers
  • Minutes of First Board Meeting
  • Legal Contracts & Notices Package

All Inclusive

A Limited company with everything you need to get started, including VAT & PAYE Registration

£49.99
  • Private Limited Company
  • Digital Company Documents
  • Free Domain Name
  • Digital Company Registers
  • Minutes of First Board Meeting
  • Legal Contracts & Notices Package
  • Printed Company Documents
  • VAT Registration
  • PAYE Registration
  • Confirmation Statement

Limited by Shares Packages

Ideal for registering a company name for future use or forming a dormant company

  • Private Limited Company
  • Digital Company Documents
  • Free Domain Name

Provides a Limited company and delivers a full set of company documents by email

  • Private Limited Company
  • Digital Company Documents
  • Free Domain Name
  • Digital Company Registers
  • Minutes of First Board Meeting
  • Legal Contracts & Notices Package

Ideal for registering a company name for future use or forming a dormant company

  • Private Limited Company
  • Digital Company Documents
  • Free Domain Name
  • Digital Company Registers
  • Minutes of First Board Meeting
  • Legal Contracts & Notices Package
  • Printed Company Documents
  • VAT Registration
  • PAYE Registration
  • Confirmation Statement

Other company formation packages

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Company registration
in 4 simple steps

Step 1 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.
1

Choose a
company name

Step 2 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.
2

Select your
package

Step 3 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.
3

Checkout
and pay

Step 4 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.
4

Complete
your order

Why you should choose Rapid Formations

Our process is super easy

Many of our customers are forming a company for the first time, so we have made the process as simple as possible.

Simply choose a company name, select a package, checkout and pay, and complete a short form with your company details. The whole order process should take you no more than 10 to 15 minutes.

If you are not confident in forming your company on your own, call 020 8791 9990, and we will complete your order over the telephone.

Great value for money

Clear, transparent and competitive pricing, with no hidden costs.

We know that every penny counts when setting up your new business – that’s why we’ve created an affordable range of products and services to ensure we’ve got you covered.

Also, if you purchase a renewable service, we’ll always remind you that a payment is scheduled to be taken before your renewal is due. That’s a promise!

We are highly rated everywhere

We are the highest rated UK company formation agent with over 8,000 excellent reviews on Google, Facebook, Yell, Trustpilot, and FreeIndex.

We measure our success on our customer’s satisfaction, but this success doesn’t come easy.

Our team works incredibly hard, listening to our customers and developing our processes to ensure we continuously improve the way we do things.

Not too small, not too large

We are a team of 50 members. Small enough to care, large enough to handle the demands of our customers.

Our Customer Service Team are highly trained company formation experts – ensuring expert advice is only a phone call away.

And our Account Managers and Company Secretarial Team provide support and technical advice to our customers over the course of their company’s life.

The easy way to open
a business bank account

Simply select a free bank account from one of our partners during the order process

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Barclays

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Barclays business bank account

Receive 12 months’ worth of free business banking from this high-street bank. Manage your business account online using the Barclays App, and make payments at home and abroad with free invoicing. Gain access to the Business Direct Team to obtain advice and support to help you grow your business.

Application process

Once your company is formed, complete a simple online application form and your bank account will be open within 5 working days. You will receive your business debit card within 5 days of your account opening.

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Mettle

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Mettle business bank account

Mettle provide an online banking solution from NatWest. This business bank account comes with a handy App which allows you to add your business logo to invoices, and add receipts to payments. Lock and unlock your business Mastercard whenever you wish using the App.

Application process

Once your company is formed, complete a quick online application form and your bank account will be open within a few minutes. You will receive your business Mastercard a few days after your account has been opened.

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TSB

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TSB Business Plus banking account

Receive 25 months’ worth of free business banking from this high-street bank. Minimise cash payments with a card reader and business debit card. Use the App to manage your transactions anytime, anywhere.

Application process

Once your company is formed, complete a simple online application form and your bank account will be open within 5 working days. You will receive your business debit card within 5 days of your account opening.

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Cashplus

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Cashplus business current account

This online bank account comes with a business Mastercard, business expense cards and award-winning App. Also provides a business overdraft facility of up to £2,000, as well as the ability to set up direct debits and make purchases for free.

Application process

With no credit checks, complete a simple online application form once your company has been formed, and your UK bank account and sort code will be sent to you within 5 minutes. Your business Mastercard will arrive 3 to 5 working days after your account has opened.

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CountingUp

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CountingUp business bank account

This online banking solution automatically sorts your expenditure and income for accounting reconciliation purposes, via a groundbreaking App. Create professional looking invoices with your company logo and send them via email.

Application process

Once your company has been formed, complete a short online application form and your bank account will be opened within a few working days. You will receive your business Mastercard a few days after your bank account has been opened.

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Revolut

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Revolut business bank account

Provides a UK and Eurozone bank account to receive local payments. Hold, send and receive over 30 currencies. Issue an unlimited number of physical and virtual multi-currency corporate cards which you can add to Apple Pay.

Application process

Once your company has been formed, complete a brief online application form and your account will be opened within 24 hours. You will be able to issue a physical multi-currency card via the Revolut App once your account has been opened.

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CardOne

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CardOne business bank account

This online banking solution provides you with a UK bank account number, sort code and corporate Mastercard. Comes with online, phone and SMS access, and the ability to issue up to 4 additional corporate pre-paid Mastercards with employee controls to limit their spending.

Application process

Once your company has been formed, complete a short online application form with no credit checks and your account will be open within minutes. Your corporate Mastercard will arrive within a few working days.

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ANNA

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ANNA business bank account

An online banking solution which allows you to provide your co-workers with their own debit cards and spending limits. Set up direct debits, carry out money transfers and ATM transactions for free, and earn 1% cashback when you use your business debit card for business expenses.

Application process

Once your company has been formed, ANNA will send you an email and SMS to allow you to start your online application. You can have your account open in as little as 3 minutes, and your business debit card will arrive within 5 working days of your account being opened.

Use our impressive address
as your company's registered office

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London registered office

£39.00 per year

A Covent Garden registered office address
for your company, with all government mail
scanned and emailed to you, free of charge.

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Scottish registered office

£39.00 per year

A Glasgow city centre registered office for
your Scottish LTD, with free forwarding of
all government mail by email.

Choose a company structure
that suits your needs

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Private Limited Company

This is by far the most popular type of company registered in the UK and is commonly known as a limited company. It is set up for the purpose of making a profit, and has the added benefit of limited liability protection of personal assets.

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LLP

Limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are increasing in popularity and are ideal for professionals and consultants who wish to retain the flexibility of a traditional partnership, but require the benefits of a limited liability company.

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Guarantee Company

A limited by guarantee company is very much like a standard limited company; however, instead of shareholders, it has guarantors. This type of company is normally registered by non-profit organisations such as clubs and charities.

Are you ready to
register your company today?

Order online or if you would like to set up your company by telephone, please call 020 7871 9990.

Get Started

New to company formation?
We've got it covered.

Setting up a limited company is easy.

It could not be easier to set up a limited company or LLP with Rapid Formations. To start the company registration process, simply enter your company name into our name check tool, select a package (from £12.99) and add any address services you may require, check out and take 5 minutes to complete your details. Your new company will be approved, usually in 3 to 6 working hours: however, this timescale is subject to Companies House workload and it may take longer.

If time is of the essence…

If it is of great importance that your company is incorporated as soon as possible or on the same day, we always recommend you add the Guaranteed Same Day Service to your order. Immediately after your company is approved by Companies House, your company documents will be sent to you by email. However, we must receive your submission no later than 3.00pm (Monday to Friday) for it to qualify for the same day service.

What details do I need to set up a company?

To form a limited company you simply need a company name, the business activity of the company, a registered office address in the UK, and the details of the company directors, shareholders and People with Significant Control (PSC). The beneficial owners of the company, those owning more than 25% of the issued shares, may also be required to provide proof of ID and address. For more information, please have a look at our Required Information Checklist.

Do I need a business bank account?

It is not a legal requirement for a UK registered company to have a business bank account; however, in practice you will find it extremely hard to operate a business without its own bank account. Rapid Formations offers up to 8 business bank accounts with all company registration packages, including Barclays, Mettle, TSB, CardOne, Countingup, Cashplus, and Revolut. We also offer a business banking solution for overseas customers who wish to set up a UK company - see our Non-Residents Package for details.

What if I change my mind and don’t need the company?

Approximately half a million companies registered in the UK are dissolved (shut down) every year at Companies House, so if you decide you no longer need your company and want to shut it down, there is no need to worry – it happens fairly often! Rapid Formations can dissolve your company hassle free, at a cost of only £49.99 plus VAT. Find out more and order our Company Dissolution Service.

Authorised by Companies House and members of ACRA.

We are one of the UK’s leading company formation agents, authorised by Companies House and a member of ACRA, the Association of Company Registration Agents. We provide our clients with online incorporation and the following address services: registered office, service address and business mail forwarding address. We are able to deliver documents to Companies House electronically, allowing you to form a limited company online, without the need for paper forms to sign and post.