Business Bank Account

You have enough to think about with your business. Enjoy the simplicity of a business bank account with the credit union. Money FCU helps your business grow without the traditional business banking’s high fees and service charges.

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Choosing the best business account.

Selecting the right business bank account for your company is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your business. So, why choose Money FCU for your business checking account? With us, you’ll gain premium business features without additional costs commonly seen with traditional business bank accounts.

What is a business bank account

What is a business bank account?

A business account is a company’s savings account and a business checking account maintained separately from personal accounts. Keeping your business banking separate from private banking is critical. Opening an individual business account keeps bookkeeping clean and accurate and simplifies your tax preparation.

A business savings account keeps funds in a secure and insured location. The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) insures credit unions. The business savings account handles company deposits, withdrawals, and transfers. The small business checking account also provides business check-writing capabilities. The business checking account offers easy access to the business’s daily transaction activities and purchases. These two accounts often go hand in hand for the best financial control of your accounts and funds.

Company accounts today often come with online banking or mobile banking. Online banking gives your business an advantage by helping you stay connected with 24/7 access day or night. For the busy business owner, online access anytime is often a deciding feature.

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When is it time to get a business bank account?

There are many signs that it’s time to get a business bank account. One of the first signs is when your business begins accepting credit card payments. You’ll also recognize it’s time for a company business account when the number of transactions going through your personal account becomes too much to track easily. If you have significant business expenses, then you’ll want a separate business checking account for easy access and a clear, uncomplicated way to review business expenses and transactions.

Another typical sign for knowing it’s time to get a business account is when you begin to distinguish your business as a professional company and not a hobby. Lastly, it’s time for a business bank account when you find your tax preparation is increasingly difficult. Trying to split your personal and business transactions becomes quickly overwhelming come tax time. Having a separate account simplifies tax preparation. If you want to learn more about knowing when it’s time to open a business checking account read The Balance’s article: Why Having a Business Bank Account Is Important.

Added advantages of a business bank account.

The credit union can accept international currencies for global clients. With today’s online ordering, this feature may quickly become a concern for businesses with an international market. Learning how to ship and accept overseas payments helps build your business on a new level too. One you previously may not have considered.

More importantly, business checking accounts sometimes are set up to share responsibilities with multiple users. Meaning, more than one person is authorized to write checks, make debit card purchases and business credit card transactions, deposit funds, make transfers, and more. This shared privilege relieves the business owner of some easily assigned tasks.

Finally, with multiple people having access to the same account, keeping up-to-date on the account balance and activity is critical. Online balance alerts keep you informed of account activity. Warnings help avoid overdrafts while account monitoring catches potentially fraudulent activity or misuse of account privileges. Set up alerts in online banking for balances, cleared payments, and more. We even offer the ability to customize alerts via email or text message. We always have the solution to keep your business account running smoothly.

Business Visa Credit Cards – making business purchases simple.

Get greater business purchasing power with a business Visa card. Business accounts have perks like more rewards points, cash back, or an extended introductory rate. To get your business Visa, please click the link to go directly to our business Visa page.

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What do I need to open a business bank account?

To qualify for a Money Federal Credit Union’s business bank account, you’ll need to prove residency and business ownership in Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, or Madison county. The minimum deposit to open a business bank account is $5.

We will ask you to provide the following:

  • W-9 with either the TIN of the company or the SSN of the business owner
  • Completed business account application (Fill it out with the business’s Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN), address, etc. List the business’s information under “Primary Member” and the business owner and those with authorization to open accounts and make financial transactions for the company listed individually under the “Joint Owner” sections)
  • Business paperwork or Articles of Incorporation (DBA, LLC, business license)
  • Paperwork showing all persons with authorization to make financial transactions on behalf of the business if there are multiple owners