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FreeAgent fortifies NatWest ties for even easier sign up

Cloud Accounting software provider FreeAgent has moved a step further in its integration with NatWest and now enables users to sign up with their existing bank logon details.

This provides quick, easy sign on that is also secure and provides flexibility under Open Banking for the Natwest customer to decide what information is shared with FreeAgent

FreeAgent and Natwest have been trialling the system with around 2,00 customers and it has proven to be extremely successful, hence the wider rollout.

Operations Director Neil Armitage said “Contractors are constantly on the go and under a lot of pressure so anything that can simplify their lives like this is more than welcome. Closer integration with banking partners such as NatWest can only benefit our customers and it’s great to see FreeAgent continue to innovate”

FreeAgent income soars by 41%

Cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent have seen their  income soar by 41% to £8m for the year to the end of March.

As Umbrella Accountant’s provider of choice for contractors and freelancers FreeAgent reported a net loss of £2.9m for the same period, including share-based payment expense of £0.8m, as the group continued to invest in scaling its business (2016: £1.3m).

Umbrella Accountants will be attending at Accountex 2017!
marketing | 10 May 2017
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Accountex combines a world-class conference and exhibition dedicated to Accountancy Professionals. Umbrella Accountants are despatching Ricky Patidar to catch up on all the latest technology at the exhibition at the Excel Centre in London

Exhibiting at the show will be Cloud Accounting specialists such as FreeAgent, Sage, Receipt Bank, Expensify and Xero. We’re always looking to discover how cutting edge cloud-based platforms can make a difference to our clients – the more automation available and the more accurate the information the more time our contractors can spend away from their accounts. 

FreeAgent on the Go
marketing | 20 January 2017
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FreeAgent continues to update its mobile app to bring the functionality more in line with the browser edition.

December brought some new features to the Mobile App, many of which may be of use to our clients;

The ever-popular Tax Timeline has been included within the App with the option to turn on notifications. This can help you to make sure you don’t miss any important VAT or Corporation Tax payments. Umbrella Accountants will continue to confirm how much is due and when but it acts as a good aide memoire in today’s busy work environment.

Umbrella Accountants would like to congratulate FreeAgent

As a FreeAgent Premium Partner, Umbrella Accountants would like to congratulate FreeAgent on their recent flotation on the London Stock Exchange.

The company  was set up in 2007 by the three founders, Ed Molyneux, Olly Headey and Roan Lavery who were finding nothing suitable for their accounting needs in the marketplace. Set up with the intention of making accounting less painful for end users the company has gone from strength to strength since then winning prestigious Software Satisfaction Awards and thousands of new users along the way.

Umbrella Accountants moved to FreeAgent over two years ago because we also wanted to make handling finances as simple as possible for our contractors so it was a natural fit. We have attended Partner conferences at the head offices Scotland where we have seen much of what the future holds for the software, as well as taking part in round table discussions on tax changes that affect contractors and freelancers.

Congratulations once more to everyone at FreeAgent and we look forward to continuing to grow with them.

Have you called in at the depot?

FreeAgent is a class leading piece of cloud accounting software and it has got there through constant improvements and innovations. 

We have attended a number of FreeAgent Partner events where the roadmap of future features and refinements has been shown and its comprehensive and far reaching with some really exciting developments ahead.

FreeAgent’s highlights from the Accountex show
marketing | 24 May 2017
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Rise of the robots

FreeAgent’s CEO Ed Molyneux took to the stage to deliver his keynote speech ‘Rise of the Robots: Accountancy at the Crossroads’, which examined the future of the profession in an ever-changing technological environment.  

FreeAgent and NatWest have joined forces

FreeAgent were delighted to be joined by their new partners, NatWest at the conference.

CCO, Kevin McCallum, and Head of Business Banking at NatWest, Haydn Thomas, co-hosted a seminar on the new open banking legislation and what this means for the accountancy profession. They also took some time after the event to chat to AccountingWEB about financial technology for accountants - watch the video on FreeAgent’s website.

Have you tried the FreeAgent Mobile App?
marketing | 28 April 2017
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If you’ve tried it before and not got on with it or never installed it then now is a great time to pick it up for your smartphone and see the powerful list of features that you can control from a simple touchscreen.

With banking, tax notifications, time tracking and a slick new interface all added over the last two years since it’s launch the mobile app really does cram a lot of functionality into the App.

Umbrella Accountants to attend FreeAgent Premium Partner Summit
marketing | 10 January 2017
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Representatives from Umbrella Accountants will be joining other accountancy professionals from across the country at the FreeAgent Premium Partner Summit in February.

We have attended the summit for the last two years and found it informative and a chance to provide feedback to the team at FreeAgent regarding future developments. It’s also a chance to meet other accountants in the same industry and exchange ideas and solutions which we have also found extremely useful.

If any clients have any suggestions for FreeAgent for future development or improvements then we encourage you to email accountancy@umbrella.co.uk and we will put them to the team while we are there.

IR35? Don’t worry about it!
marketing | 31 October 2016
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A new feature in FreeAgent will now calculate your submissions and tax liability for you on a monthly basis.

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