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The all-in-one business current account designed to run your business better. Join Tide and get back to doing what you love.

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Join over 600,000 business owners today!

We are UK's leading business finance platform, serving over 10% of all SME's. Whether you are a contractor, freelancer or scaling business - this is the place for you.


Everything you need to run your business

Opening a free business bank account with Tide is easy – apply in minutes and unlock a suite of finance management tools to help you run your business better. 

  • Make and receive payments faster using our payment tools.

  • Manage all your business expenses through the app.

  • Create invoices and do your accounting all in one place.

  • No monthly recurring fees, get started for free.

  • Get 24/7 in-app chat support & FSCS protection.

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Haven't registered your business yet? Companies house charges £50, but we'll get you registered for £14.99 and throw in a business bank account for free.

The ultimate business toolkit, all in one place

We’re building a finance platform that business owners can rely on — access everything in one place and make your business growth effortless.


Business savings with no limits

  • Open our Tide Instant Saver account to get a market-leading interest rate of 4.33% AER variable.

  • Deposit from £1 into our dedicated savings account for easy tracking and simpler management.

  • Access your funds whenever you like with no fees or cap restrictions.

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Take payments on the go

  • Get paid faster and receive funds straight into your account with the Tide Card Reader.

  • Take payments from anywhere, with unlimited mobile data – in store or on the move.

  • No monthly fees or contracts required.

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Stay in control with our built-in accounting tool

  • Prepare for Self Assessment and file VAT returns.

  • Categorise transactions and upload receipts in real-time.

  • Manage all your bookkeeping in the Tide app.

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Business Loans tailored to your needs

We’ve joined forces with Funding Options becoming the largest credit marketplace in the UK.

  • Compare business loans without impacting your credit score.

  • Choose from over 120 trusted lenders with access to capital.

  • Try our Business Loan Calculator to see how much you can borrow.

Borrow with Tide


Give flexibility to your team with Expense Cards

  • Manage company expenses all in one place.

  • Empower your team to scan and upload their receipts.

  • Set up monthly and individual spend limits from the Tide app.

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Claire PedleyThe Poured Project

Once I’d filled in the application online, the account was active in about an hour. I can’t stress how easy Tide is to use.


Protect yourself from fraud

Fraud is on the rise, so we’ve put together some tips to help you stay ahead of scams.

Understanding the key information on our fraud page can help you keep your finances safe. For example, at Tide, we’ll never ask you to share your details or move funds to another account.

If you need support, call our Fraud Rapid Response team 24/7 on 159 (supported by Stop Scams UK).

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Independent service quality survey results

Business current accounts Published February 2024

As part of a regulatory requirement, an independent survey was conducted to ask approximately 1,200 customers of each of the 15 largest business current account providers if they would recommend their provider to other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs*).

The results represent the view of customers who took part in the survey.

Overall service quality

We asked customers how likely they would be to recommend their business current account provider to other SMEs.

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