Protect director home address

You can apply to protect your director home address under Section 243 of the Companies Act 2006. Your home address will not be disclosed to Credit Reference Agencies or being published on Companies House register.

You may like to protect your home address if you are at risk of violence or intimidation. For example, if your company trades in animals furs and you have become the target of animals activists. In this situation, protect your home address from being sent to credit reference agencies or published on the public register is a wise move.

The form SR04

Firstly, you must contact Companies House to request the form SR04 to be sent to you.

Companies House contacts

General query about protection02920 348354
Send the completed application toThe Registrar of Companies
PO Box 4082
CF14 3WE

Evidence to support your application

You must provide the following information to support your application.

  1. A statement why you would like your home address being protected.
  2. Your full name including former name, birth date and your usual home address details.
  3. Company name and its registration number which you are or proposed to become a director.

if you consider that there is a serious risk that you, or a person who lives with you, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities undertaken by the company or overseas company or limited liability partnership, you can apply to protect your director home address.

You must provide the name and registration number of the company, overseas company or limited liability partnerships involved.

Complete your application form and enclose a cheque for the application fee if applicable and send it to Companies House.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature. You can easily upload your documents to Companies House online platform.

During this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit your documents online to Companies House. You can use the webfiling service to file the following documents to Companies House.

To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Hence, keep safe your authentication code.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

You keep well and stay safe.

Protect your address from credit reference agencies

Usually, Companies House would not publish your home address on the public register but your address would not be withheld from credit reference agencies. This means anyone would like to know where you live can get this information from these agencies. The good news is you can protect your address from credit reference agencies.

However, you can only apply to have your address withheld from credit reference agencies if you are at risk of violence or intimidation because of the nature of your business or the work involved.

You would require to provide proof to Companies House. For examples, a police report number on recent attacked. Additionally, if you have photos and recordings of a threat or attack will be helpful.

For instance, your company trade in animals furs and you have been targeted by the animals’ rights activists. Even with full security cameras and securely gated property, your glass windows been damaged by stones coming from outside your property.

For this, you must apply to Companies House to have your address withheld from credit reference agencies.

How to apply to protect your address

You must contact Companies House to request the relevant application form. Companies House’s contact details are as follows:

Telephone0303 1234 500
Opening hoursMonday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm
source: Compan House

The application cost is £100. The return address and how to pay Companies House are on the form.

This aside, you can also apply to Companies House to have your home address already published on the public register to be removed. The cost per document for this purpose is £32.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature. You can easily upload your documents to Companies House online platform.

During this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit your documents online to Companies House. You can use the webfiling service to file the following documents to Companies House.

To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

World currency

A currency is a legal tender used to pay and buy goods and services. It replaces the barter system widely used in the olden days. Each country has its own national currency. Here is the list of world currency in circulation.

Each currency carries different value. For example, if you hold GBP £50,000 today (03 August 2020), your £50,000 is equivalent to USD 65,056.46. The same GBP £50,000 is worth the EURO €55,571.50.

You can check your currency value here.


No.CountryCurrencyISO codeSymbolFractional units
1Akrotiri and DhekeliaEuroEuroCent
2AlbaniaAlbanian lekALLLQindarkë
3aAlderneyAlderney pound£Penny
3bAlderneyBritish poundGBP£Penny
3cAlderneyGuernsey poundGGP£Penny
6AzerbaijanAzerbaijani manatAZNQəpik
7BelarusBelarusian rubleBYNBrKapyeyka
9Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina convertible markBAMKM or КМ[I]Fening
10BulgariaBulgarian levBGNлв.Stotinka
11CroatiaCroatian kunaHRKknLipa
13Czech RepublicCzech korunaCZKHaléř
14DenmarkDanish kroneDKKkrØre
16aFaroe IslandsDanish kroneDKKkrØre
16bFaroe IslandsFaroese krónaFOKkrOyra
19GeorgiaGeorgian lariGELTetri
21GibraltarGibraltar poundGIP£Penny
23aGuernseyGuernsey poundGGP£Penny
23bGuernseyBritish poundGBP£Penny
24HungaryHungarian forintHUFFtFillér
25IcelandIcelandic krónaISKkrEyrir
27aIsle of ManManx poundIMP£Penny
27bIsle of ManBritish poundGBP£Penny
29aJerseyJersey poundJEP£Penny
29bJerseyBritish poundGBP£Penny
32LiechtensteinSwiss francCHFFr.Rappen
36MoldovaMoldovan leuMDLLBan
40North MacedoniaMacedonian denarMKDденDeni
41Northern CyprusTurkish liraTRYKuruş
42NorwayNorwegian kroneNOKkrØre
43PolandPolish złotyPLNGrosz
45RomaniaRomanian leuRONleiBan
46RussiaRussian rubleRUBKopek
47San MarinoEuroEuroCent
48SerbiaSerbian dinarRSDдин. or din.Para
52SwedenSwedish kronaSEKkrÖre
53SwitzerlandSwiss francCHFFrCentime
54TransnistriaTransnistrian rublePRBр.Kopek
55UkraineUkrainian hryvniaUAHKopiyka
56United KingdomBritish poundGBP£Penny
57Vatican CityEuroEuroCent

Many countries in Europe joined the Single Market, also called the EUROZONE and use the Euro as their own national currency. They are also members of the European Union.


NoCountryCurrencyISO codeSymbolFractional units
1aAbkhaziaRussian rubleRUBKopek
1bAbkhaziaAbkhazian apsar
2AfghanistanAfghan afghaniAFN؋Pul
3ArmeniaArmenian dramAMD֏Luma
4aArtsakhArtsakh dramդր.Luma
4bArtsakhArmenian dramAMD֏Luma
5BahrainBahraini dinarBHD.د.بFils
6BangladeshBangladeshi takaBDTPoisha
7aBhutanBhutanese ngultrumBTNNu.Chetrum
7bBhutanIndian rupeeINRPaisa
8British Indian Ocean TerritoryUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
9aBruneiBrunei dollarBND$Sen
9bBruneiSingapore dollarSGD$Cent
10CambodiaCambodian rielKHRSen
11ChinaChinese yuanCNY¥ or 元 Jiao
12East TimorUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
13Hong KongHong Kong dollarHKD$Cent
14IndiaIndian rupeeINRPaisa
15IndonesiaIndonesian rupiahIDRRpSen
16IranIranian rialIRRDinar
17IraqIraqi dinarIQDع.دFils
18IsraelIsraeli new shekelILSAgora
19JapanJapanese yenJPY¥ or 円Sen
20JordanJordanian dinarJODد.اPiastre
21KazakhstanKazakhstani tengeKZTTıyn
22MacauMacanese patacaMOPPAvo
23North KoreaNorth Korean wonKPWChon
24South KoreaSouth Korean wonKRWJeon
25KuwaitKuwaiti dinarKWDد.كFils
26KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstani somKGSсTyiyn
27LaosLao kipLAKAtt
28LebanonLebanese poundLBPل.لPiastre
29MalaysiaMalaysian ringgitMYRRMSen
30MaldivesMaldivian rufiyaaMVRLaari
31MongoliaMongolian tögrögMNTMöngö
32MyanmarBurmese kyatMMKKsPya
33NepalNepalese rupeeNPRरूPaisa
34OmanOmani rialOMRر.ع.Baisa
35PakistanPakistani rupeePKRPaisa
36PalestineIsraeli new shekelILSAgora
37PalestineJordanian dinarJODد.اPiastre
38PhilippinesPhilippine pesoPHPSentimo
39QatarQatari riyalQARر.قDirham
40Saudi ArabiaSaudi riyalSARر.سHalala
41aSingaporeSingapore dollarSGD$Cent
42bSingaporeBrunei dollarBND$Sen
43South OssetiaRussian rubleRUBKopek
44Sri LankaSri Lankan rupeeLKRRs, රු or ரூCent
45SyriaSyrian poundSYP£ or ل.سPiastre
46TaiwanNew Taiwan dollarTWD$Cent
47TajikistanTajikistani somoniTJSЅМDiram
48ThailandThai bahtTHB฿Satang
49TurkeyTurkish liraTRYKuruş
50TurkmenistanTurkmenistan manatTMTmTennesi
51United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates dirhamAEDد.إFils
52UzbekistanUzbekistani soʻmUZSso’m or сўмTiyin
53VietnamVietnamese đồngVNDHào
54YemenYemeni rialEURCent


No.CountryCurrencyISO codeSymbolFractional units
1AlgeriaAlgerian dinarDZDد.جSanteem
2AngolaAngolan kwanzaAOAKzCêntimo
3Ascension IslandSaint Helena poundSHP£Penny
4BeninWest African CFA francXOFFrCentime
5BermudaBermudian dollarBMD$Cent
6BotswanaBotswana pulaBWPPThebe
7Burkina FasoWest African CFA francXOFFrCentime
8BurundiBurundian francBIFFrCentime
9CameroonCentral African CFA francXAFFrCentime
10Cape VerdeCape Verdean escudoCVEEsc or $Centavo
11Cayman IslandsCayman Islands dollarKYD$Cent
12Central African RepublicCentral African CFA francXAFFrCentime
13Côte d’IvoireWest African CFA francXOFFrCentime
14DjiboutiDjiboutian francDJFFrCentime
15EgyptEgyptian poundEGP£ or ج.مPiastre[B]
16Equatorial GuineaCentral African CFA francXAFFrCentime
17EritreaEritrean nakfaERNNfkCent
18aEswatiniSwazi lilangeniSZLLCent
18bEswatiniSouth African randZARRCent
19EthiopiaEthiopian birrETBBrSantim
20GabonCentral African CFA francXAFFrCentime
21The GambiaGambian dalasiGMDDButut
22GhanaGhanaian cediGHSPesewa
23KenyaKenyan shillingKESShCent
24LesothoLesotho lotiLSLLSente
25LesothoSouth African randZARRCent
26LiberiaLiberian dollarLRD$Cent
27LibyaLibyan dinarLYDل.دDirham
28MadagascarMalagasy ariaryMGAArIraimbilanja
29MalawiMalawian kwachaMWKMKTambala
30MaliWest African CFA francXOFFrCentime
31MauritaniaMauritanian ouguiyaMRUUMKhoums
32MauritiusMauritian rupeeMURCent
33MoroccoMoroccan dirhamMADد.م.Centime
34MozambiqueMozambican meticalMZNMTCentavo
35NamibiaNamibian dollarNAD$Cent
36NigerWest African CFA francXOFFrCentime
37NigeriaNigerian nairaNGNKobo
38RwandaRwandan francRWFFrCentime
39aSahrawi RepublicAlgerian dinarDZDد.جSanteem
39aSahrawi RepublicMauritanian ouguiyaMRUUMKhoums
39bSahrawi RepublicMoroccan dirhamMADد. م.Centime
39cSahrawi RepublicSahrawi peseta₧ or PtasCentime
40Saint HelenaSaint Helena poundSHP£Penny
41São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe dobraSTNDbCêntimo
42SenegalWest African CFA francXOFFrCentime
43SeychellesSeychellois rupeeSCRCent
44Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean leoneSLLLeCent
45SomaliaSomali shillingSOSShCent
46SomalilandSomaliland shillingSLSSlCent
47South AfricaSouth African randZARRCent
48South SudanSouth Sudanese poundSSP£Piaster
49SudanSudanese poundSDGج.س.Piastre
50TanzaniaTanzanian shillingTZSShCent
51TogoWest African CFA francXOFFrCentime
52TunisiaTunisian dinarTNDد.تMillime
53UgandaUgandan shillingUGXShCent
54ZambiaZambian kwachaZMWZKNgwee
55ZimbabweRTGS dollar[6]ZWL

North and Central America

NoCountryCurrencyISO code SymbolFractional unit
1AnguillaEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
2Antigua and BarbudaEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
3BahamasBahamian dollarBSD$Cent
4BarbadosBarbadian dollarBBD$Cent
5BelizeBelize dollarBZD$Cent
6British Virgin IslandsUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
7CanadaCanadian dollarCAD$Cent
8Costa RicaCosta Rican colónCRCCéntimo
9aCubaCuban pesoCUP$Centavo
9bCubaCuban convertible pesoCUC$Centavo
10DominicaEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
11Dominican RepublicDominican pesoDOP$Centavo
12El SalvadorUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
13GrenadaEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
14GuatemalaGuatemalan quetzalGTQQCentavo
15HaitiHaitian gourdeHTGGCentime
16HondurasHonduran lempiraHNLLCentavo
17JamaicaJamaican dollarJMD$Cent
18MexicoMexican pesoMXN$Centavo
19MontserratEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
20NicaraguaNicaraguan córdobaNIOC$Centavo
21aPanamaPanamanian balboaPABB/.Centésimo
21bPanamaUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
22Saint Kitts and NevisEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
23Saint LuciaEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
24Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEastern Caribbean dollarXCD$Cent
25Sint MaartenNetherlands Antillean guilderANGƒCent
26Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago dollarTTD$Cent
27Turks and Caicos IslandsUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
28United StatesUnited States dollarUSD$Cent

South America

NoCountryCurrencyISO codeSymbolFractional unit
1ArgentinaArgentine pesoARS$Centavo
2ArubaAruban florinAWGƒCent
3BoliviaBolivian bolivianoBOBBs.Centavo
4BonaireUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
5BrazilBrazilian realBRLR$Centavo
6ChileChilean pesoCLP$Centavo
7ColombiaColombian pesoCOP$Centavo
8CuraçaoNetherlands Antillean guilderANGƒCent
9EcuadorUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
10Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands poundFKP£Penny
11GuyanaGuyanese dollarGYD$Cent
12ParaguayParaguayan guaraníPYGCéntimo
13PeruPeruvian solPENS/.Céntimo
14SabaUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
15Sint EustatiusUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
16SurinameSurinamese dollarSRD$Cent
17UruguayUruguayan pesoUYU$Centésimo
18VenezuelaVenezuelan bolívar soberanoVESBs.S. or Bs.Céntimo

Australasia and Oceania

NoCountryCurrencyISO code SymbolFractional unit
1AustraliaAustralian dollarAUD$Cent
2Cook IslandsCook Islands dollarCKD$Cent
3MicronesiaUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
4FijiFijian dollarFJD$Cent
5French PolynesiaCFP francXPFCentime
6KiribatiKiribati dollarKID$Cent
7Marshall IslandsUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
8NauruAustralian dollarAUD$Cent
9New CaledoniaCFP francXPFCentime
10New ZealandNew Zealand dollarNZD$Cent
11aNiueNew Zealand dollarNZD$Cent
11bNiueNiue dollar$Cent
12PalauUnited States dollarUSD$Cent
13Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinean kinaPGKKToea
14aPitcairn IslandsNew Zealand dollarNZD$Cent
14bPitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islands dollarPND$Cent
15SamoaSamoan tālāWSTTSene
16Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands dollarSBD$Cent
17TongaTongan paʻangaTOPT$Seniti
18aTuvaluTuvaluan dollarTVD$Cent
18bTuvaluAustralian dollarAUD$Cent
19VanuatuVanuatu vatuVUVVt
20Wallis and FutunaCFP francXPFCentime

Paying Companies House in the UK

Companies House in the UK only accepts payments in pound sterling (GBP).

If you are based in the countries that use the euro, for example, in Austria, you can pay Companies House by bank transfer using a bank in your home country. Your remittance will be converted into Pound Sterling (GBP) when arriving the UK bank account. Companies House Bank account details are as follows:

Sort code: 52 21 07
Account number: 41005309
Swift Code: NW BK GB 2L
IBAN: GB34NWBK52210741005309

You must clearly state your company number on your bank transfer and use it as the reference. Thereafter, email your remittance advice to on the same day as your payment is sent – clearly stating the company name and number as the subject of your email. This will allow Companies House to process your payment quickly.

Paying Companies House by bank transfer may be more cost-effective with a larger sum like paying your late filing penalty for delivering your company accounts late.

For smaller filing fees, you can pay online using your debit or credit card. For example, you can pay your Confirmation statement filing fee at the same time filing your statement. If you are using debit or credit card issued by a bank outside the UK, you may be charged a foreign transaction fee.

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