Formations Factory offers limited company registration services in the UK. We specialise in forming companies limited by shares which is the most popular company type in the UK. A limited by shares company operates as a separate legal entity, protecting the assets of the company owners. This company type is great for individuals who want to trade without the risk of personal liability and make profit.
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Our simple ordering process should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete, and Companies House will usually approve your application within 3 working hours.
We will not ask you to choose from a range of packages. Instead, simply choose the services you actually need and create your own, custom package tailored to your exact requirements.
Our highly-trained company formation experts will provide you with unlimited support throughout the lifetime of your company.
We provide company formation with innovation, integrity and transparency
The vast majority of the companies we form are registered within 3 hours.
Our price to form a company is £11.99 + VAT, which includes the £13.00 Companies House filing fee.
Our ordering process is innovative and simple, with no complicated packages and upsells.
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We are authorised Companies House formation agents.
Our highly-trained customer support executives are available during normal
working hours (8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday) to answer your questions.
‘Limited’ in the context of companies is short for ‘limited liability.’ In the event of a company becoming insolvent, the members or shareholders of the company are protected from being personally liable. In the case of a Limited by Shares company, the limit of the liability is restricted to the value of the shares issued by the company.
Filling in the application form takes 5 minutes. We will then review your order and make sure it is correct before submitting to Companies House, which usually take 3 working hours to approve it. Within 5 minutes of your company being incorporated, we will send your company documents to you by email.
No, you don't need to be a UK resident to register a company. Anyone can open a limited company, as long as they are 16 years or over, have not legally been disqualified from being a director or declared bankrupt.
All names of limited companies in the UK must end with 'LTD' or 'Limited'. Both mean exactly the same thing, and they are interchangeable during the lifetime of your company. The decision to choose one version over the other, only affects the way your company name is displayed on the company formation documents.
Yes, a non-resident can open a business bank account for a UK limited company. Unfortunately, our relationship with our banking partners does not extend to assisting in this process; however, we do know many of our overseas clients are able to open a UK business bank account with HSBC. This involves visiting the UK and attending a meeting with the bank to present ID and sign a banking mandate. Alternatively, many of our clients choose to open a bank account in their country of residence by apostilling (legalising) their company documents at the Foreign and Commonwealth offices.
The vast majority of company registrations take no longer than 3 working hours; however, Companies House offer no guarantees this will happen within this timescale. If a client requires a company set up on a particular day, the same day incorporation service will guarantee the company is formed within the required timescale.