FreeAgent is easy-to-use accounting software for UK small businesses, landlords and their accountants and bookkeepers. Over 150,000 customers use our award-winning software to nail their daily admin and get a clear picture of their finances, so they can get on with the work they love.


FreeAgent is accounting software designed to help UK small business owners and landlords take control of their finances, nail their daily admin and work seamlessly with their accountants and bookkeepers.

Since 2007, FreeAgent has been helping customers manage their business admin, get a complete view of their finances and relax about tax. FreeAgent has powerful features for managing expenses, invoicing, tracking time and submitting tax returns, a dedicated mobile app to take care of business on the go, and world-class support.

Key facts

  • First UK online accounting software to enable users to submit Self Assessment returns directly to HMRC.
  • First UK online accounting software to provide Open Banking data feeds.



FreeAgent was launched in 2007 by three freelancers - Roan Lavery, Ed Molyneux and Olly Headey - who were frustrated with the mess and stress of bookkeeping and wanted a better method of managing their business admin. FreeAgent had a very simple goal: to make accounting and bookkeeping as painless as possible.

The software has evolved to suit a wide range of small business types and is now regarded as one of the country’s leading accounting software systems, helping over 150,000 small business owners streamline their admin. Meanwhile, the company has grown from a three-person startup into an established fintech leader, employing more than 280 people in its Edinburgh headquarters and across the UK. 

Since the company was acquired by the NatWest Group in early 2018, FreeAgent’s growth has been given a turbo boost. From sole traders to businesses with 10 employees or more, FreeAgent is perfect for UK small businesses and can work seamlessly with owners’ accountants and bookkeepers, but it’s especially good for NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank or Mettle business account holders, as they get it for free (subject to terms and conditions*).

*FreeAgent is free while you retain a business bank account with NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland or Ulster Bank, or make at least one transaction a month through a Mettle bank account.


FreeAgent is an official partner of the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, which provides support for thousands of startup and early-stage businesses each year across the UK.

FreeAgent partners with organisations such as pRESPECT, Black Professionals Scotland and Women in Tech to help ensure that we operate in a way that supports diversity and inclusion as an employer in the wider community.

Did you know?

  • In 2018, FreeAgent was acquired by NatWest Group, the culmination of a business journey that previously included a successful £1m equity crowdfunding round and public listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
  • FreeAgent was named the UK’s friendliest software at the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers’ LUCA awards for a third time in 2022.

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