Snippet: HSBC Overdraft rates for business customers

October 14th, 2008 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

I’m just looking at a temporary overdraft with my HSBC Business Bank Account and I’m shocked at their fees. For a £2,000 overdraft facility (i.e. just for it to “be there” and not necessarily be used) – they are going to charge me £100 (that’s 5%) setup fee and if I do happen to use it, they’ll charge 10% interest (5.50% over base rate of 4.5%) pa on a monthly basis.

Ok, that’s for a 12 month overdraft – I did just want £1,000 for a month (31 days) just to cover the difference in having to pay for things to sell and getting the money for the items from Paypal (they’ve sold, but it takes 5 workings days to get the funds from Paypal). For a £1,000 overdraft for 31 days, it’ll still cost £20.00 (just 2% this time), but still the 10% interest rate!

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1 comment

  1. Katy says:

    It’s hardly suprising that so many new businesses go bust in their first year, when this is the level of “support” you can expect from your business banking service.

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