fuel cards for sole traders & startups

take control of your diesel and petrol bills

The Fuelcard People believe that the self-employed, sole traders and start-up businesses should all be able to enjoy the savings and free account management that large fleet operators enjoy.

That is why we are pleased to offer all UK businesses competitive rates for diesel and petrol, accessed through thousands of filling stations across the country.

No minimum spend

We do not have any minimum spends, or penalise customers who do not use their cards one particular week. So if you only have one vehicle for your business, we can still help you find a fuel card that suits you!

Any sole trader can be confident of totally impartial advice from our friendly team, who are only here to help you find the fuel card that is exactly right for their particular needs. There are two types of fuel cards available to businesses to use:

Commercial Rate Fuel Cards

We can help the self employed and sole traders choose from the industry’s widest range of commercial rate fuel cards, covering every major brand: BP, Esso, Shell and Texaco, as well as the UK Fuels and Diesel Direct networks. We even offer cards that can be used at supermarkets, including Tesco and Morrisons, and Moto motorway service areas. Commercial Rate Cards will also help you budget and reduce your fuel expenditure.

The many benefits include:

  • Save up to 4p per litre on national average pump prices
  • Save up to 10p when using our extensive motorway pump networks
  • Always talk to the same dedicated account manager, who understands your needs, whenever you call.
  • Reduce the burden of administration
  • Zero liability insurance available – Card Protect
  • Interest-free credit
  • Online account management – eServices
  • MPG & CO2 emissions reporting

Retail Fuel Cards (Pump Price Related Cards)

Retail fuel cards are widely accepted. If your key aim is just driver convenience, this is the type of card to choose. You will be charged a price relating to that shown on the pump at the time of refuelling. Our portfolio includes offerings from Shell, BP, Gulf, Pace, Emo and Esso.

Help for new start-up businesses

We understand that some entrepreneurs starting their own business can have trouble obtaining credit in theses difficult  times. We would like to help, click here for more information.

Contact us today, using the form below, to discover how The Fuelcard People can help, with service, savings and security that will really make a difference for sole traders and the self-employed. Alternatively, you can use our pump locator or compare cards tools to see which product might be best for you and your business.

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reduce your fuel bill

  • Save money at the pump with significantly cheaper fuel.
  • Save money in the office with simple VAT reclaiming.
  • Save up to 5p per litre on national average prices.
  • Save up to 10p per litre on every motorway litre.
  • Save time with less paperwork.


you won't find better service because we care

  • Benefit from dealing with somebody who understands your business: the same real person, every time.
  • Your own account manager, not a call centre.
  • 24/7 account access, for full reports or simple queries.
  • Fast, easy refuelling nationwide.


peace of mind with secure fuel payment

  • Personalised fuel cards only valid for fuel and lubricants, removing theft or fraud worries.
  • Safe, secure, simple.
  • Each fuel card linked to a specific driver or vehicle.
  • Custom alarms for unusual refuelling activity.
  • Zero liability once fuel card loss is notified.

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