FreeAgent is a cloud-based accounting product targeted at freelancers and micro businesses. It is developed by FreeAgent Holdings plc, a publicly listed software company based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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  • Summer is almost here! After months of harsh winter it’s time to pack up your suitcase and head somewhere new and exciting. Whether you prefer to relax by the pool or live large on a city break, a good book can be a welcome addition to any holiday. Enjoy these books for small business owners during your holiday downtime and come back ready to tackle any challenge! Want to get more organised? ...

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  • We’ve made some significant improvements to the export data feature in FreeAgent, meaning you can now easily download all of your data, files and attachments. No, we’re not trying to get rid of you, but we know how important it is to have full control of your data. The first big change is that you can now download all of your previously uploaded files, receipt images and attachments. Go to the...

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  • We recently introduced a new feature to improve customer password security. We included a new strength meter and we also began checking newly entered and reset passwords internally against publicly-known lists of common, weak or previously exposed passwords. Unfortunately, we identified an error that stored these passwords visibly in our internal logging system. While access to this data was only...

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  • Are you a customer of Revolut? If so, we have some good news - their FreeAgent bank feed integration is now live. This integration lets Revolut customers link up their bank account with FreeAgent, pushing transactions into their FreeAgent account roughly every 4-6 hours. From there, these transactions can be reconciled as normal. To set up the integration, just tap ‘Connect’ on the main screen ...

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  • A good accountant can be invaluable to your business – but as with every relationship, you get out what you put in! Weighed down with shoeboxes full of receipts and last minute requests is unlikely top give your accountant the time they need to help your business to flourish. A little bit of care for the management and maintenance of your business finances, however, can free your accountant up t...

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  • Late payment of invoices is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today, and getting customers to pony up on time can often feel like a wild west showdown. Well, we reckon we’ve just introduced two new features that’ll help you understand which of your customers are the nice prompt-paying kind, and who needs chasing down like a no-good varmint. Invoice Payment panel When you view a co...

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  • May 8th was National Coworking Day in Scotland, and we were delighted to take part in the celebrations! Coworking spaces offer flexibility, community, collaboration and so much more to those who use them. They’re perfect for self-employed and remote workers looking to experience some of the hustle and bustle of office life, while still retaining the freedom of choosing their own work. In collabor...

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  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost upon us. The 25th May 2018 deadline for businesses to meet their data compliance obligations is just a couple of weeks away and we’ve been working hard to make sure we’re compliant with the new data protection rules. We know that GDPR is a big deal for our customers too, and we're committed to supporting you with your own GDPR requirements w...

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  • Here at FreeAgent, we’re on a constant mission to champion the voice of micro-business owners - and we need your help to do it! If you’re a customer and you’ve been with us for a while, you may have already seen - and possibly even responded to - one of our Micro-Business Monitors. They’re surveys that we send out every six months or so to gauge how business owners are feeling about self-employme...

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  • You can now file your 2017/18 Self Assessment return to HMRC, ages ahead of the January 31st deadline. We’ve launched filing earlier than ever this year, so all you early birds and eager beavers can get it out of the way and get on with other important things, like telling everyone that will listen that you ‘filed your return months ago yeah’. Beyond the opportunity to dazzle your friends at d...

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  • Today we’re launching Insights - an innovative new feature to help you understand and run your business more successfully. Insights are actionable notifications of your business’s performance. They highlight opportunities, signal issues and enable you to make better decisions about your finances. If that sounds a bit complicated, then don’t worry - it’s actually really simple when you see them in...

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  • A new tax year starts on 6th April and that means a set of changes from previous budgets and statements will also come into effect. Here's a round up of what’s changing for small businesses: Making Tax Digital: time to get ready! Is your business registered for VAT and does it have to be registered because its sales are over the threshold? Making Tax Digital (MTD) reporting for VAT will become com...

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  • Twice a year we host a company-wide ‘hack days’ event, but this time we almost didn’t! Thanks to the Beast from the East it became more of a snow day than a hack day. After a few of days of blizzards, we eventually managed to dig ourselves out of the snow and hike our way back in to our Edinburgh office. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of hack days - also known as a hackathon - it’s when a ...

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  • The end of the tax year is rapidly approaching, which means it’s the perfect time to get everything in order and prepare your business for success in the next 12 months. So, if you run a business that prepares its accounts to 5th April each year, here's some top tips to help make preparing for the end of the tax year easier. Speed up your spending - but be cautious! Now is the time to be spending ...

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  • If you’re a customer of Tide then we’ve got some great news - they’ve just launched a new bank feed integration with FreeAgent. The new integration allows Tide customers to hook up their bank account to push into FreeAgent transactions on a daily basis. From there, these can be reconciled as normal. Tide have created a guide to setting up the integration, so take a look if you’re interested. I...

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  • We have exciting news to share. It has been announced today that the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, one of the leading banks in the UK for business banking, has made a takeover offer for FreeAgent. I, along with the rest of the Board, have thought hard about this and we are recommending that shareholders accept the offer. This offer provides us with a unique opportunity to progress towards our vi...

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  • .article td, .article th { border: solid 1px #c3d2de !important; } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px) { .article td, .article th { display: table-cell; } } Our product and engineering teams have been hard at work liaising with HMRC to bring you the best possible accounting software solution for the Making Tax Digital (MTD) era. We can now confirm that FreeAge...

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  • Today the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, unveiled the government’s first ever Spring Statement. Here’s the lowdown on this brand new event in the economic calendar. What is the Spring Statement? Unlike the complex and comprehensive Budget announcement that we’d normally expect at this time of year, the Spring Statement is simply the government’s response to the updated Office for Budget Responsibilit...

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  • Love it or loathe it, the divisive holiday that is St Valentine’s Day is upon us once more. Rather than convince you to treat your nearest and dearest to a petrol station bouquet or a Milk Tray, we’ve focused our efforts on celebrating something far more important - all the things there are to love about being self-employed. Freelance life can have the occasional downside (the Self Assessment dea...

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  • Knowing your best (and worst!) customers is a key factor in deciding who to do business with in the future. Today we’re making it easier to see who deserves the red carpet treatment and who gets the one-way ticket to Dumpsville. The Customer Sales Report has been one of our most requested features, and allows you to see exactly how much income you’ve received from each of your different custome...

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  • From blissful denial to grim-jawed resolve, where are you at on the Self Assessment stress scale? Denial Ages to go until 31 January Self Assessment deadline. Aaaaaages. Bargaining If you at least make a start on your tax return, you can justifiably wind down with at least three hours of Netflix... right?

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  • Wednesday 31st January isn’t just the date by which you have to submit your Self Assessment for the 2016/17 tax year to HMRC. It’s also the date by which you have to pay your tax bill - so it’s important to get organised and make sure that your payment reaches HMRC before the midnight deadline. Here’s a handy rundown of the main payment options that HMRC accepts, how long each type of payment ta...

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  • You don’t have to be Garfield to dislike Mondays. Running your own business has tons of benefits, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune to a case of the new work week blues. Mondays don’t have to be the scourge of your week though, so we’ve assembled some tips to make them downright bearable, and perhaps, dare we say it, enjoyable. Refresh your workspace It has been proven that tidier people are gen...

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  • Last month, the fountain of knowledge that is our chief accountant Emily Coltman FCA, sat down with Michelle Carvill from MadeSimple to talk accounting for the self-employed. As part of the MadeSimple StartUp Community’s weekly ‘Tuesday Teach’, Emily put her expertise to good use and answered some of the community’s most frequently asked questions: "What is Self Assessment and who needs to file it...

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  • Back in 2017 (remember then?) we spread some seasonal cheer by holding a virtual Christmas party on Facebook for the ‘elf-employed’ and loads of small business owners and freelancers joined us for a day of online festive fun and frolics. In between exchanging photos of our Xmas knitwear, we asked the partygoers what their small business resolutions for 2018 were. Here’s a few of the excellent res...

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