FreeAgent

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About FreeAgent

FreeAgent is award-winning online accounting software designed specifically for small businesses, freelancers and their accountants and bookkeepers. Over 100,000 customers use FreeAgent to manage their business accounts – with no confusing accounting jargon and a friendly team of support accountants to help them stay on track.

FreeAgent is packed full of big features for small businesses. The software helps business owners take care of their day-to-day admin, from managing expenses, running RTI-compliant payroll and time tracking, to creating and sending invoices and monitoring cashflow.

On top of this, FreeAgent has a personalised ‘Tax Timeline’ of upcoming deadlines and amounts due, as well as the functionality to file VAT, RTI and Self Assessment returns directly to HMRC. FreeAgent is also Making Tax Digital compatible.


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What is FreeAgent?

FreeAgent is award-winning online accounting software designed specifically for small businesses, freelancers and their accountants and bookkeepers. Over 100,000 customers use FreeAgent to manage their business accounts – all done simply, without confusing accounting jargon and with a friendly team of support accountants to help them stay on track.

What features does FreeAgent have?

FreeAgent is packed full of big features for small businesses. The software helps business owners take care of their day-to-day admin, from managing expenses, running RTI-compliant payroll and time tracking, to creating and sending invoices and monitoring cashflow.

FreeAgent also has a personalised ‘Tax Timeline’ of upcoming deadlines and amounts due, as well as the functionality to file VAT, RTI and Self Assessment returns directly to HMRC. FreeAgent is also Making Tax Digital compatible.


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Overall rating

4.4 /5
(164)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Samantha
Samantha
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great for non- accountants and accountants alike

Reviewed on 2023/09/23

Pros

It's nicely laid out and easy to navigate, the automatic filling is a breeze, recurring invoices & bills save so much time and the time tracking features are useful in some cases.I used the software probably just when it started many years ago when i started as a freelancer, but it was pretty expensive then, so i moved on. I returned when it was offered for free through my bank as it was a bit of a no brainer.

Cons

The integration with other tools is very lacking, yes it has zapier but with only a couple of integration points its basically useless with the tech stacks most of us operate now. From memory (as i cant find the customer forums anymore) users have been requesting improvements to this for at least 6 years, so It's not going to be improved basically.

Alternatives Considered

Zoho Books and QuickBooks Online
Jane
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

So much better than other bookkeeping and accounting products

Reviewed on 2023/03/06

Very positive and reliable. It's reassuring to know the accounts are in order.

Very positive and reliable. It's reassuring to know the accounts are in order.

Pros

It's straight forward, easy to set up and use. Everything you need to manage your accounts is in plain sight rather then you needing to know there is a completely different process somewhere else that actually needs to be completed. The processes are quick and easy to work out.

Cons

Nothing much to be honest. It would be better if it was easier to link to other programs that you use but this can be overcome with a bit of thought.

Alternatives Considered

Xero and Zoho Invoice

Reasons for Choosing FreeAgent

To use a more reliable and efficient product.

Switched From

QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Switching to FreeAgent

Options, costs, connections and ease of use
Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Not the best software I've ever used.

Reviewed on 2018/04/04

I don't see any now.

I don't see any now.

Pros

It looks like it has a lot of features but it doesn't work in a logical way.
The tech support used to be available almost 24/7 but the quality and availability have shrunk down significantly.

Cons

This is the most frustrating of all of the accounting software that we reviewed. Everything (even mistakes) gets locked in and can't be edited or amended. There are so many basic functions that just don't work and all customer services do is give you complicated workarounds, most of which don't actually achieve the required outcome. The bank feeds often don't work and you have to log in daily to manually update them. The price is way to high and not good value. The software is not easy to use and what used to be great customer service is now a waste of your time and call tariff. To add insult to injury, they have just been bought over by a bank that has a terrible reputation for so many reasons and will tarnish the reputation of FreeAgent. I'd steer well clear of this software.

Sam
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect for small businesses

Reviewed on 2023/02/14

Very good, makes sending invoices very easy. I do not use the bills section, so the budgeting and...

Very good, makes sending invoices very easy. I do not use the bills section, so the budgeting and forecasting tools are not relevant to me, however this is no fault of freeagent

Pros

Very easy to use as it is an intuitive userface. Does everything I need as a small business, and can easily send information to the accountant at the end of the year.

Cons

The bank feed seems a bit tempermental at times.

Alternatives Considered

Xero

Reasons for Switching to FreeAgent

Came free with Natwest bank account, but now I would not change to an alternative even though I pay
Simon
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Free for NatWest Business customers, very straightforward accounting software for small...

Reviewed on 2021/04/15

All positive - occasionally have to try and work out how to do something, but customer support are...

All positive - occasionally have to try and work out how to do something, but customer support are very good and responsive if you get really stuck. For someone who would struggle with the accounting side of running a child's piggy bank, FreeAgent is worth its weight in gold!

Pros

It basically does all the required accounting without having to pay for an accountant to do it for you. The biggest benefit when it comes to tracking business tax and completing a tax return as it pretty much does it all for you.

Cons

Sometimes it's tricky to work out how something works and you have to go and get help from customer support, but this may be more user incompetence than anything wrong with the software!

Alternatives Considered

Xero

Reasons for Choosing FreeAgent

I was getting to the point of needing to pay for some of the options (I honestly can't remember the name of the software used previously and don't want to put the wrong one in!)

Reasons for Switching to FreeAgent

NatWest provided the service free and it appeared to have everything needed.
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FreeAgent FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for FreeAgent.

FreeAgent offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £14.50/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Right now, you can get 50% off FreeAgent for your first 6 months if you're a new subscriber, plus a free 30 day trial. Pay as you go every month or pay annually and get 12 months for the price of 10. All plans include as many users, clients and projects as you want, at no extra cost. The first 30 days are free and no credit card is required. There are no set-up fees of any kind and you can easily cancel your account at any time.

FreeAgent has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50

FreeAgent supports the following languages:

English

FreeAgent supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

FreeAgent integrates with the following applications:

Basecamp, Capsule, Dext Prepare, Float, Geckoboard, Google Workspace, PayPal, Quote Roller, RightSignature, Rydoo, Satago, Stripe, Zapier

FreeAgent offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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