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Switching Stories: Clare Spinks

Up and down the country, businesses large and small are taking the opportunity to help themselves to some great offers, courtesy of Business Banking Switch. Here, one of them shares their Switching Story.


Meet Clare Spinks

Founder Clare Spinks runs Mindful Mini Yogis, teaching yoga and mindfulness classes for children aged three to eight in Liverpool and West Lancashire.

As Clare describes it, the company teaches children “strategies to deal with emotions”.

What made you choose to switch?

For Clare, the cash incentive she received as part of Business Banking Switch was “crucial” in growing the business.

“Getting the reward has meant that I’ve been able to expand my business by taking on some additional training to become a baby yoga and massage instructor, as well as my kids yoga classes.

I also was able to buy a new camera to improve the quality of the photographs I can take in my classes for when I do my marketing and promotion online.”

Why did you choose the bank you did?

Clare receives fee-free business banking for an initial fixed period, and great mobile banking was important because she is always on the move with the business.

“Most of my customers pay (separately) online”, she said. “I could potentially be charged a lot of money a month.”

“The app is really easy to use”, Clare said of her new bank. “It’s been great."

How did you find the switching process?

“The switching process was just really straight forward. I didn’t have to go to a branch. I literally just could do it all on my computer, do it all on my phone."

“Once I put in all the details everything was transferred over. That was a weight off my mind. It took about a week and a half and it was done.”

What would you say to other customers considering Business Banking Switch?

“I’d recommend everyone to do it because there is nothing to lose.”

The communication of Business Banking Switch offers by Royal Bank of Scotland to eligible customers does not represent an endorsement or recommendation of those offers. Customers must consider the full terms and conditions of the products offered in line with their current and future banking needs, and seek independent advice where necessary. Available offers may change or be withdrawn at any time. The scheme funds are limited and may run out before the planned end date of the scheme. Customers must apply to open a new business current account with a participating bank by 28th February 2021 and have completed their switch and closed their Royal Bank of Scotland account by 30th June 2021. Each participating bank’s own application process, criteria and conditions apply and these may change from time to time. Neither Royal Bank of Scotland nor any third party will have any liability in relation to any decision taken by a participant bank.

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