A separate business bank account will help you to:

  • clearly and easily show your business finances separate from your personal finances
  • analyse your cash flow
  • monitor your business income and expenses
  • extract information needed to meet your tax and reporting obligations
  • easily get detailed records of your business transactions, particularly if you put those transactions through a limited number of accounts.

If you have a business credit card attached to your business bank account, and do most of your transactions through your credit card, your bank statements will, in effect, be a checklist of your expenses.