Do I Need a Business Account with Barclays to Apply for a BBL?

Hi kindly advise me. I have recently applied for a business account with my bank, Barclays bank. I have been trying to get information as to the next step but no response from them.

Question is do I wait to get a business account approved to apply for the BBL or what is the next step? Thanks in advance for any help.

From reviews/comments i have read, a poor credit history may not help me with other banks. I Tried the HSBC online form but its stuck on the about you page with error message to contact them.

Note: You will need the business account set up to apply

Thank you very much. I guess it’s the waiting game for me