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17 AUGUST, 2023

The success and failure of any business significantly depend on its financials. But financial stability becomes more crucial for Startups as they are in their initial stage and must manage all orders and operations without delays. It is also imperative for Startups to manage their finances efficiently to avoid last-minute money shortages. A Current Account can be helpful in managing your business finance. A Current Account helps you access funds anytime securely. 

What is a Current Account?

A Current Account is a bank account suitable for businesses and entrepreneurs. You can facilitate all business transactions smoothly without unnecessary charges through a Current Account. You can also access short-term credit at any time. 

Here is why a Current Account is important for a Startup:

Unlimited transactions:  When you run a business, you have to manage multiple transactions, such as withdrawing and depositing funds several times in a day, and these transactions can be high in value. In a Savings Account, there are limits on the frequency and value of transactions since Savings Accounts are only meant for an individual’s banking needs. A Current Account, on the other hand, is designed to meet the bulk transaction needs of a business. Hence, Current Accounts come with higher transaction limits and other helpful features. However, unlike in a Savings Account, you do not earn any interest on the Current Account balance.

  • Overdraft facility

You could need to make payments during your day-to-day business, irrespective of whether you have received money from your customer. If you do not have enough funds in your bank account, it could hamper your orders and sales. But this is something you can handle easily with a Current Account. You can opt for an overdraft facility (Subject to the T&C of the bank) where you can withdraw more funds than you have in your account. You can pay your suppliers to facilitate the next order while your buyer’s money is yet to be received. You can also use the overdraft facility to meet other operational expenses when you do not have sufficient Working Capital. 

Additional Read: Top 5 Benefits of Current Account for Start-Ups

  • Facilities 

With a Current Account, you get higher cash deposit limits, NEFT, RTGS, auto-sweep deposit facility, IMPS, Net banking, Mobile banking, etc. The best Current Accounts for Startups will also provide premium features such as home-banking services. You can also avail a Debit and ATM card through which you can do online transactions and facilitate your business operations within seconds.

Having a business account is crucial because, other than all its helpful features, it will also help you separate your business transactions from your personal spending. With a Startup Current Account, you can easily track all your payments and receipts and keep a check on your business spending. You can periodically check your transaction history to determine if you’re sticking to your budget and determine where you can reduce costs. 

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