Protect a company name by reserving your company name for future use.
A limited company with the filing of the first confirmation statement.
Ideal for protecting the privacy of your home address.
Provides privacy and an excellent corporate image with a Covent Garden business address.
Including 12 months
of FREE business banking.
Account open in 3 minutes.
Accounting, invoicing and
banking, all in one place.
FREE UK bank transfers and more.
Bank when it suits you.
Online and via App.
No credit check required.
Simple online application.
A company formation agent can provide you with many
additional services that Companies House just do not offer.
Our friendly team will form your company over the phone if you're not comfortable doing it online.
Protect your home address from the public register with our registered office service.
Set up a company with different share classes, allowing you to define voting rights and privileges.
Your company application will be checked by our team to ensure it's accepted by Companies House.
Change company and officer details, and file confirmation statements - all from your online account.
Our team of experts will be on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout the lifetime of your company.
We provide a free check of all new company registration orders for omissions and errors
- greatly reducing the chances of rejection by Companies House.
Our checking process reduces the average rejection rate of UK company applications, from 10% to just 1%
We are able to fix typos and errors before they appear on the finished company documents.
QCF review our clients' company applications, and handle the rejections free of charge.
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Take a look at what our customers said about their company formation experience.
“First class service, very efficient and professional. I would recommend to anyone wishing to set up an entity of whatever form, limited company, LLP etc.” (6 February 2022)
“Easy easy easy! Never set up a company before but this was seamless. They couldn't be more helpful and they explained in a way that even my 99yo Grandma could understand..”
(19 February 2022)
“Exceptional service, friendly, polite & extremely professional. I would highly recommend.” (22 February 2022)
“Very easy process. Got company formation pack completed in 10 minutes and got our Certificate of Incorporation same day.” (23 January 2022)
“Very good service. The staff were helpful in navigating around their website and assisted in amending the Articles. The company was formed within the time specified by the staff.” (13 January 2022)
“I want to thank the team at QCF, for their professionalism, being my first time to register a company in the UK as a foreigner you fully guided me very well.” (4 January 2022)
“I have been very happy with the support from QCF. Setting up a company has been very smooth.” (19 December 2021)
“A relatively easy way to set up a company at a very inexpensive cost. Solicitors and accountants will charge many many times the cost.” (29 November 2021)
“The online company formation process was simple and painless with step-by-step guidance. Excellent service.” (6 August 2021)
“Efficient service! Would recommend. Helped me set up my business so quickly.” (12 February 2022)
It will take about 15 minutes to complete and submit our simple online application form, where you will insert the details of your new company. We will conduct a pre-submission review of your order, and then forward it to Companies House, who usually take between 3 to 6 working hours to register a limited company or LLP. Please note, this timescale is subject to Companies House workload on the day and it can sometimes take longer.
As soon as Companies House incorporate your company, we will send you an order fulfilled email with PDF copies of your company documents attached, and a note of your Companies House Authentication Code. The attached documents will include the certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association and share certificate(s). Unfortunately, Companies House do not provide any updates on progress during the company registration process.
The majority of companies set up in the UK are companies limited by shares - also known as private limited companies. They are used to conduct normal commercial business with the purpose of the owners (shareholders) making a profit, whilst providing limited liability protection should the company hit financial problems.
Alternatively, if you wish to start a non-profit organisation, perhaps for a sports club or workers co-operative, you will need to form a company limited by guarantee. Another structure is the limited liability partnership or LLP, used by professionals who require limited liability, but are not allowed to trade as a limited company by their professional governing body.
QCF also provide several limited company structures with specific requirements and purposes: companies with multiple share classes, charities, right to manage companies, property management and PLCs.
The best way to open a business bank account for your limited company is to let us make the application for you, with one of our 8 banking partners, including Barclays, NatWest, Cashplus, ANNA, Tide, Mettle, Monzo and Countingup.
All of our company incorporation packages include a business banking option. Simply choose your desired bank account when you reach the Banking Partners page during the company application process. As soon as your company has been formed, we will send you an email containing a link to apply for your chosen bank account. Once you have completed your application, your business bank account will be open within minutes or days - depending on which bank you have chosen.
We have the best choice of business bank accounts in the UK company formation industry. So whether you are looking for an account with a quick and easy online application, one that requires no credit check, or a period of free business banking - we believe we have the bank account which will suit your needs.
QCF offer three address services. The registered office address and service address are legal requirements for all limited companies and LLPs. Companies House require an official correspondence address for the company (the registered office address), and an official address for company directors, shareholders and company secretaries (the service address). Both addresses are placed on the public record and so many clients prefer to use our address and protect the privacy of their home address.
The third service is the business address which is not a legal requirement, but provides a prestigious business location in Covent Garden, London.
The short answer is yes! If you register a company and decide not to start trading, closing (or striking off) the company is a simple and cheap process. QCF provide a cost-effective company dissolution service. If the company has traded, it is slightly more complicated, as you will be required to file up-to-date accounts with Companies House and HMRC, and making sure all taxes are paid, prior to closing the company.