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Bizlaunch Account

BB_BizLaunch account product detail

Get your business up and running with a business bank account that offers special rates on business tools, guidance and support if your start-up is under a year old, and free access to internet, cellphone and telephone banking.

The BizLaunch Account gives you all the functionality of a standard current account, but with the added benefit of bundled pricing.

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Register your company in 1 day

Operating your business as a company separate from your personal affairs has many advantages. Standard Bank has partnered with BizPortal to help you register your new business in a quick and paperless manner.

Some of the benefits

Discounted fees

Pay a reduced monthly fee for bundled services for the first 12 months. This means you pay a fixed amount for bank charges every month

Multiple bank cards

Get multiple company credit cards for you and your staff with up to 55 days' interest free settlement terms

Dedicated support

Get cross-border and international business support as well as access to our BizDirect support team for any business queries

Free digital banking

Access free internet, cellphone and telephone banking to make fast and secure business transactions
What you get
  • Secure chip- and PIN-enabled cheque and debit card with free lost card protection
  • A fixed fee for bundled transactions
  • Access to a variety of company credit cards offering up to 55 days' interest free settlement terms
  • Free internet, cellphone and telephone banking
  • Access to fast and secure electronic transfers
  • Unlimited pre-paid top-ups
  • eStatements for easy filing
  • Notifications on transactions via MyUpdates
  • Dedicated support from the BizDirect team

See transactional T&Cs
See general T&Cs

CARD FEATURES
Business debit card
  • Your MasterCard Business debit card is linked to and gives you access to your business accounts
  • You can pay with your card for purchases locally and internationally wherever MasterCard is accepted, and you can do your banking via any of our electronic banking channels
  • Tap to Pay™ at till points for R 500 or less
  • Link your card to the SnapScan or Masterpass apps to pay by phone
Business cheque card
  • Your Visa Business cheque card offers all the functionality of your debit card and more:
  • Get automatic free basic travel insurance every time you pay for your travel ticket using your Standard Bank Visa Business cheque card
  • Additional travel cover is available at preferential rates
  • Visa Commercial Offers has significant discount on business related services and benefits, including travel and accommodation, stationery, advertising and cleaning services (subject to latest offers on www.visa.co.za)/ (https://merchantoffersresource.visa.com)
  • Cards can be used at toll roads, car rental companies, hotels, and for telephone and Internet purchases
  • Access to your Business current account via digital banking channels, subject to limits authorised by account signatories.
  • Additional cards are available for signatories on your Business current account
  • Contactless transactions can be performed for small value purchases
  • GCAS - Dedicated 24/7 Visa cardholder services to assist with international emergency card/cash replacement
  • Medical and legal referral and company liability waiver insurance
WHAT IT COSTS
  • No opening deposit
  • No minimum balance
  • Annual card fee included
  • R 199  per month for bundled services for accounts opened in 2019
  • R 255 per month  for bundled services for accounts older than 12 months
  • Pay as you transact for non-bundled services

See 2019 pricing guide
See 2019 BizLaunch Plus pricing guide

How to get it

Documents Required

  • ID of owners and signatories
  • Proof of address not older than 3 months
  • Company registration documents if a registered company

To submit your documents online

  • On completing the online application process, you’ll see an email address
  • Click on the email address to generate a reference number* in the subject field.
  • Attach the required documents to this email and send it through to us

    *You can use this reference number if you have any queries

To submit your documents in-branch

  • Visit your nearest branch with your documents and we’ll process them for you
  • What you get
  • CARD FEATURES
  • WHAT IT COSTS
  • How to get it
  • Secure chip- and PIN-enabled cheque and debit card with free lost card protection
  • A fixed fee for bundled transactions
  • Access to a variety of company credit cards offering up to 55 days' interest free settlement terms
  • Free internet, cellphone and telephone banking
  • Access to fast and secure electronic transfers
  • Unlimited pre-paid top-ups
  • eStatements for easy filing
  • Notifications on transactions via MyUpdates
  • Dedicated support from the BizDirect team

See transactional T&Cs
See general T&Cs

Business debit card
  • Your MasterCard Business debit card is linked to and gives you access to your business accounts
  • You can pay with your card for purchases locally and internationally wherever MasterCard is accepted, and you can do your banking via any of our electronic banking channels
  • Tap to Pay™ at till points for R 500 or less
  • Link your card to the SnapScan or Masterpass apps to pay by phone
Business cheque card
  • Your Visa Business cheque card offers all the functionality of your debit card and more:
  • Get automatic free basic travel insurance every time you pay for your travel ticket using your Standard Bank Visa Business cheque card
  • Additional travel cover is available at preferential rates
  • Visa Commercial Offers has significant discount on business related services and benefits, including travel and accommodation, stationery, advertising and cleaning services (subject to latest offers on www.visa.co.za)/ (https://merchantoffersresource.visa.com)
  • Cards can be used at toll roads, car rental companies, hotels, and for telephone and Internet purchases
  • Access to your Business current account via digital banking channels, subject to limits authorised by account signatories.
  • Additional cards are available for signatories on your Business current account
  • Contactless transactions can be performed for small value purchases
  • GCAS - Dedicated 24/7 Visa cardholder services to assist with international emergency card/cash replacement
  • Medical and legal referral and company liability waiver insurance
  • No opening deposit
  • No minimum balance
  • Annual card fee included
  • R 199  per month for bundled services for accounts opened in 2019
  • R 255 per month  for bundled services for accounts older than 12 months
  • Pay as you transact for non-bundled services

See 2019 pricing guide
See 2019 BizLaunch Plus pricing guide

Documents Required

  • ID of owners and signatories
  • Proof of address not older than 3 months
  • Company registration documents if a registered company

To submit your documents online

  • On completing the online application process, you’ll see an email address
  • Click on the email address to generate a reference number* in the subject field.
  • Attach the required documents to this email and send it through to us

    *You can use this reference number if you have any queries

To submit your documents in-branch

  • Visit your nearest branch with your documents and we’ll process them for you
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