I am having a massive headache trying to simply get a business account open, banks promise quick decisions on applications but have been leaving me waiting weeks and weeks before they get back to me asking for more documents and info, rinse and repeat. My business is simple. I only want to import phones from China to sell in the UK. Unfortunately it seems banks flag this up as high risk because it involves trade with China, and they have to go through a billion checks before accounts can be opened. I do want a proper account not one of those emoney ones because I must have an IBAN to receive payments and I want proper protection for my funds. What is the best bank for setting up an account serving this type of business, does anyone have any insight? This has been stretching out for over a month now, still no account opened for my company which is just sitting dormant even though I have everything in place because without an account I cannot trade and it's driving me mad. Thank you to anyone who can give me some suggestions.