Countries use the euro

Countries use the euro as their official national currency are listed below. They form the Eurozone. These countries are also members of the EU.

List of countries that use the euro

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Estonia
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Greece
  9. Ireland
  10. Italy
  11. Latvia
  12. Lithuania
  13. Luxembourg
  14. Malta
  15. the Netherlands
  16. Portugal
  17. Slovakia
  18. Slovenia
  19. Spain

Click here to find out the national currency of a country around the globe.

Can you use the euro in the UK?

The UK’s official currency is Pound Sterling. However, some large retailers in the UK such as Selfridges and Harrods accept foreign currencies including the euro over the counter.

Paying Companies House

Companies House in the UK only accepts payments in pound sterling.

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 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 lfpfinance@companieshouse.gov.uk 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.

Pay late filing penalty

Pay late filing penalty is a must unless you intend to appeal against it and that your circumstance is exceptional. Generally, your company receive a late filing penalty because your company accounts were submitted late, even just by one day. Thus, you must pay the penalty. This late filing penalty is different from the fines imposed for failing to submit your confirmation statement.

Usually, Companies House issues the late filing penalty invoice after they received your accounts. Ordinarily, the invoice would be sent to your registered office address. If you wish to clarify your late filing penalty invoice, you may contact Companies House.

Universally, your company may pay your late filing penalty by a number of methods acceptable with Companies House.

Pay late filing penalty by Cheque

Firstly, if you are to pay for the penalty by cheque, please write the cheque payable to Companies House. Thereafter, you have to send the cheque to the correct Companies House offices.

For example, for companies registered in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland, your cheque must be sent to Cardiff office.

Companies House Cardiff
P O Box 710
Crown Way
Cardiff
CF14 3UZ

whereas, for companies registered in Scotland, the payment must be sent to Edinburg office.

Companies House Edinburg
4th Floor
Edinburg Quay 2
139 Fountainbridge
Edinburg
EH3 9FF

Also, please write your company registration number and company name on the back of your cheque. Then, send your cheque together with the remittance slip to the Companies House. Job done and that’s all you need to do.

Pay by bank transfer, BACS, internet transfer

Otherwise, you may pay your late filing penalty by bank transfer. Companies House bank details are as follows:

Account name:Late filing penalties receipts
Account no:41005309
Bank address:National Westminster Bank, Roath, Cardiff
Sort code:52 21 07
Swift code (for overseas payments):NW BK GB 2122X
IBAN: GB34NWBK52210741005309

Remember to email the bank payment details to FPFinance@companieshouse.gov.uk providing your company name and number to expedite the settlement.

If you require help with your company accounts, our accountants would be able to assist you and take care of your company accounts and filing for you. Feel free to contact us.

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