Welcome to a smart business account. Tide is the business banking alternative that saves you time and money – so you can get back to doing what you love.
Our business account app is built for small businesses, sole traders, freelancers, entrepreneurs, contractors and startups, because we believe the world would be a better place if more people gave it a shot. We’d love to have you on board too – download the app today.
OPEN A FREE BUSINESS ACCOUNT IN MINUTES
Free business Mastercard – spend on your card with no purchase fees.
Spend abroad for free – with no sneaky foreign transaction fees.
Keep up to date – see a clear overview of your balance and transactions in seconds.
MANAGE YOUR MONEY
Easy instant Invoicing – create and pay invoices with a tap, anytime, anywhere.
Sort Direct Debits and payments – set up and edit them, all in a few taps (no more Sunday evenings in front of your laptop).
In-app support – chat to the Tide team 365 days a year.
Use at your desk – access your business account on any device.
STAY ON TOP OF EXPENSES
Team Cards - No more processing expense claims or petty cash - order free company expense cards for up to 35 of your co-workers and staff. (Available for limited companies and sole traders.)
Easy receipt logging - Upload a snap of your receipt, auto-match it to the transaction, add a note if you like. Done - with everything stored digitally.
MAKE BOOKKEEPING A BREEZE
Auto categories – tag income and expenditure with labels of your choice (your accountant will love you for it!).
Sync up with your accounting software – connect to Xero, QuickBooks, FreeAgent, Sage, KashFlow, Reckon and give access to your accountant.
STAY IN CONTROL WITH EASY CARD MANAGEMENT
Freeze and unfreeze – lock your card if you lose it, unlock it if you find it again.
Card PIN reminder – access your PIN in the app, safely and securely.
Reorder lost cards – order a free replacement in a few taps.
Secure protection – access your account with pin, thumbprint or face ID verification.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TIDE
“A disruptor in the conventional banking system…it’s proving popular.” – BBC News
“Tide is making waves in the previously staid world of business banking.” – The Telegraph
“Tide’s unique selling point is that provides a less expensive and faster service to smaller businesses who lack the staffing to run the account and admin sides of their business efficiently.” – TechCrunch
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Dear business owner, welcome to 2.55.1
With help from your feedback, we've made some updates to improve your overall experience and make things look neater.
More work has gone into the app to get ready for some great features coming soon. One of these is push notifications so you'll get app reminders about spending and incoming payments. We'll be rolling this out over the next few weeks so watch this space.
Until then, take care, stay safe and if you need us, get in touch. Your team at Tide.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Worst Onboarding Experience Ever
BE CAUTIOUS. I don’t normally post reviews, but this experience left me feeling compelled to share my experiences. So I downloaded the app and went through the initial identification steps you see used in other neobanks like Monzo, Revolut, etc. So far so good. It told me it might take a while to confirm the documents so I closed the app and waited, which I did. The next time I opened the app, it was completely unresponsive and had the message, “failed to load messages”. I then thought it was odd. If something as early as onboarding had glitches, would my money be really safe? I contacted customer support and then told me that the onboarding team would be in touch shortly. They didn’t. It was only after I followed up and sent a second message in which they contacted me. They asked me about the business and its operations, and I explained. Then all of the sudden, they sent me an email saying the application has been closed as they don’t opening accounts for businesses in a couple of industries. All of this has left a sour taste in the mouth. If they had perhaps had a disclaimer on their website which stated which businesses are able to open with them (to which I found none), then I wouldn’t have had to waste time dealing with all this. All in all, I suggest you consider if this is really where you want to store your hard-earned funds.
Developer Response ,
Hello Jeff! I am very sorry to hear that you are feeling disappointed with your Tide application. Please note that we can’t take on accounts that we deem currently outside of our scope as that means we’re not able to focus our necessary time on the rest of our members. You can read more here: https://www.tide.co/blog/providing-financial-security-for-our-members. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd be more than happy to help.
DO NOT DO IT!
As a Doctor and professional business person I am strongly advising against using tide. They require wang more information than is necessary and then refuse to erase it all off their records. They refuse to talk on phone so if you had any emergencies or account freezes or computer lock downs you would not be able to get in touch with them. After providing all my information they closed down my account application without any explanation.
They require face recognition which is something not even border controls require.
They keep asking for info of which I have passports, tax records and other bank accounts going for 24 years I own a house, I have utility bills and 4 other bank accounts with a 24 year history of clear records and yet they still request more and more data.
I explained that I am setting up a new business but have not generated income yet and they wanted contracts to prove I was getting money and I explained I needed the bank first and it’s a new business and that I need to set up then look for clients.
I have 4 other bank accounts and have never had this much hassle but now they have kept my data and I feel they almost wanted data collection only. I am suspicious now. With all fraud these days please do not go with these guys.
Developer Response ,
Hi, we are terribly sorry to hear this. Our Member Support team strive to deliver fast and effective solutions to all our members so we are disappointed this was no the case for you. We are actively up-scaling our number of Member Support Agents to meet increasing demand from our member base, so we're confident that we can offer you a great standard of service moving forward.
As a financial services provider it is necessary that we keep our platform safe. In order to do this we must ensure that our on-boarding process complies with FCA regulations, and an important part of this is verifying your business identity. We will never request more information than is strictly necessary to approve and provide an account to a Sole Trader or Director who needs one.
We can assure you that situations where fraud occurs are always treated with the utmost urgency. We appreciate the feedback and if there is any questions or queries you would like to us to answer, email our team on email@example.com and someone will be in touch.
I’m a small business owner and rely on cash flow. This company put heavy strain on my business and are nothing short of a nightmare, it take days to transfer money, card doesn’t work in 50% + places meaning I had to transfer between accounts regularly, and does not work with curve card at all, all things I was sold on before signing up. To speak to someone regarding anything, was nothing short of an on going joke and massively frustrating, ( there is no way what so ever you won’t need to contact them regularly !) it takes days for a reply and EVERY message starts with “sorry for the delay in getting back to you etc etc ” which at this point you’ve ended up dealing with, There is no apparent phone number. Although I think there is a premium account you can now have that gives this option (laughable) I’m embarrassed I chose to go with this bank. I went with Tide hoping to help my business accounting and ended up causing more hassle and being more unorganised as a result, completely ridiculous bank in this day and age.
Not to mention the icing on the cake, you can not get access to your last 4 weeks bank statements, it updates once a month, which is completely useless when being asked for recent bank statements.
Developer Response ,
Good morning! We are really sorry that you are feeling this way regarding your experience with Tide. If you have issues regarding your cards, you can always write to our 24/7 member support chat line or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and regarding the calls, you can always request a call over the chat, where one of our phone specialists will ring you ASAP. Statements are available to download from the Tide app from the 4th of every month. We are working to improve this timeline further. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and is the reason why we are constantly improving!
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