Limited company formation with digital incorporation documents.

A simple company formation package that provides a ready-to-trade private limited company with a complete set of incorporation documents in digital (PDF) format - ideal for setting up a limited by shares company online in 3 to 6 working hours.

Please note:

  1. This package provides a company with Ordinary shares. If you wish to form a company with more than one class of share, please call our customer service team at 020 7871 9990, and we will be happy to assist you.
  2. The Lloyds Business Bank Account is only available to companies with UK resident directors and shareholders. Companies with overseas or nominee directors and shareholders are not eligible for this offer. This offer is not available to companies Limited by Guarantee.

What’s included:

  • Ready to Trade Limited by Shares Company

    Your new Company Limited by Shares will be fully approved by Companies House and ready to trade today.

  • 3 to 6 Hour Online Formation

    Most of our companies are formed within 3 to 6 working hours. In some cases it may take longer, subject to Companies House workload.

  • No Paperwork, Signatures or Documents Required

    Our company registration process is 100% online, without the need for any paperwork, signatures or documents.

  • Companies House Filing Fee of £10.00 Included

    It costs £10.00 to set up a company through Companies House - this fee is included in the price.

  • Digital (PDF) Company Documents

    A digital (PDF) version of the following documents will be emailed to you as soon as your company is approved:

    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Share Certificate(s)
    • Company Register with First Entries
    • Minutes of First Board Meeting
    • Legal Contracts and Notices Pack

FREE services included:

  • Business Bank Account (optional)

    Open a Barclays or Lloyds Business Bank Account with this package and get up to 18 months' of free business banking. We will prepare and forward your application directly to the bank, as part of your order.

  • .com or .co.uk Domain Name

    A free .com or .co.uk website domain name for 1 year, to help establish the online presence of your new business.

  • Google Adwords Voucher worth £75

    Get your online advertising started with a Google phone setup service and a Google Adwords Voucher. Spend £25 and get an extra £75.

  • Online Admin Portal to Manage your Companies

    You can easily make changes to your companies using our free Online Admin Portal, saving money on expensive accountants’ fees in the process.

  • Support for the Lifetime of your Company

    At Rapid Formations, we are available to answer any questions by telephone, email or live webchat, before, during and after the company incorporation process.

Address services

Add an address service to your package and get a 50% discount!

50% OFF

Registered
Office

Protect your home address with a Registered Office Address in Covent Garden or Glasgow. All registered office mail will be forwarded to an address of your choice free of charge (within the UK).

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50% OFF

Service
Address

As a company officer you can use your residential address as your service address, but it will appear on the public record. Keep your personal address confidential by using our Service Address.

from £12.00for 1st yearRead more

50% OFF

Business
Address

We can provide you with a prestigious Covent Garden or Glasgow Business Address, enhancing your corporate image and creating an excellent business presence in a leading commercial location.

from £44.50for 1st yearRead more

Additional items

You can add these items during the order process

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Business
Bank Account
Free
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Pre-Submission Review
£4.99
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Company
Seal
£19.99
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Guaranteed Same-Day Service
£22.99
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VAT
Registration
£29.99
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Consultation with an Accountant
Free
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Apostilled
Documents
£89.99

Business bank account

You can select a business bank account during the order process

Get a Barclays Business Bank Account opened quickly
Including 12 months
of free business banking
Get a Lloyds Business Bank Account opened quickly
Including 18 months
of free business banking

Frequently asked questions

When can I start trading through my company?

Your new limited company should be registered with Companies House approximately 3 to 6 business hours of submitting your online application; however, in some instances it may take longer. You can start trading as soon as you receive notification that your application has been approved - we will inform you by email and attach your complete set of digital company formation documents as evidence of your company’s successful incorporation and legal existence. You can also monitor the progress of your application online through our Admin Portal if the suspense is simply too much!

Does this package include a registered office address?

A registered office address is not included, but you will have the opportunity to add our London or Glasgow Registered Office Service to your order when you are completing the application. We also offer a Service Address and professional Business Address that can be purchased during or after incorporation. All of our address services include mail forwarding in the UK or overseas.

How many company shares do I have to issue?

You are required to issue at least one share during the company formation process. Each shareholder must take a minimum of one share, so you will have to issue more than one share if your company has more than one shareholder.

Can I register a company on my own?

Yes, a limited company can be registered, owned and operated by just one individual. Simply appoint yourself as the director and shareholder on the application form. Your details will be displayed next to your company name on public record. Alternatively, you can purchase one of our Nominee Services if you would prefer to maintain your privacy by keeping your personal details off the public register of companies.

Why do I need a Company Register with First Entries?

All limited companies are required by law to maintain a number of statutory registers for inspection purposes. These must be kept up to date at al times. By selecting this package, we will create these register and take care of the first entries for you. You will receive the following seven registers: Register of Directors, Register of Members and Share Ledger, Register of Applications and Allotments, Register of Transfers, Register of Debentures, Register of Mortgages and Charges, and a Register of Sealings and Executions.

Will I have to pay any extra costs?

The price you see on this page is the price you will pay for your company formation and digital documents, so you will not be charged any more than £14.99 + VAT unless you choose to purchase additional products or services.

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Limited Company Formation

With a free business
bank account

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