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Teen Entrepreneur Granted Business Bank Account under the age of 18 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 March 2017
Multi-award winning young tech entrepreneur Ben Towers has been awarded a business bank account whilst still under the age of 18. Ben, who has championed young entrepreneurs throughout his career, was granted the account by Metro Bank after years of relying on a children’s account at another bank to conduct business. 

“This is a very exciting step forward for young entrepreneurs like me who struggle to obtain business banking. Metro Bank have been extremely helpful and reviews each situation on a case-by-case basis and I hope this inspires other entrepreneurs to take control of their finance.” Ben added.

Ben, who founded his first business at the age of 11, has grown his digital design & marketing agency Towers Design to a team of 19. With its enviable list of clients from around the globe, the company has worked with major brands such as Mazars LLP, Intuit and The Being Me Campaign. Ben himself has been featured on television many times, most recently lending his professional advice to budding young entrepreneurs on the CBBC Pocket Money Pitch programme.

Accessing banking services had been a challenge for Ben while growing his business as his age made him ineligible for a business account.

“It was highly frustrating trying to present myself as a professional only to have to rely on my child’s bank account. I have been running my business for some time and I am hugely grateful for Metro Bank in recognising how important it is for serious business owners to take that same level of control over their finances.”

Ian Walters, Managing Director Business Banking at Metro Bank said, “Recognising talent and vision is absolutely crucial to our role as business bankers. We pride ourselves on building a strong relationship with our customers and using our growing store network and locally-based business managers to really get to know them.

“Ben impressed us from day one. His mature attitude coupled with his business acumen was outstanding. By investing in our relationships, and meeting people on a one-on-one basis, we're able to better consider the opportunities and challenges posed and make the right decision for each, individual business. On this occasion we were delighted to be able to help Towers Designs and look forward to supporting even more companies fulfil their ambitions.”

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