Tide set to launch business accounts in Germany with Adyen

  • Tide business account product poised to launch in Germany
  • The partnership is the start of Tide’s market expansion in Europe, outside the UK
  • Adyen’s banking-as-a-service solution will help drive Tide’s growth in Germany

2 May 2024: London/Berlin: Tide, the UK’s leading business financial platform, has partnered with Adyen, the global financial technology platform of choice for leading businesses, to offer small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) Tide business accounts, first in Germany before potentially expanding further into Europe.

Following its announcement of strategic entry into the German market in March, Tide will soon offer cost-effective and efficient business accounts to small businesses lacking a finance function. Highly connected finance and admin solutions such as invoicing and accounting are to follow later in 2024. For Adyen, this is the first launch of its banking-as-a-service solution in Germany.

Oliver Prill, CEO at Tide, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding into Europe, with Germany our first stop. Our mission is to be the leading international financial platform for small businesses. As Tide grows in the UK, India, Germany and beyond, we are happy to be partnering with renowned financial technology provider Adyen. With Adyen, we are able to offer excellent banking-as-a-service solutions to our small business owners in Germany and beyond.”

Adyen enhances Business Accounts product with local IBANs

Through its partnership with Adyen, Tide is able to fortify its customer-centric approach and leverage Adyen’s full-stack banking-as-a-service offering, which includes inbound and outbound payments via the SEPA payments system. Tide members in Germany will receive a German IBAN number when they open a business account from launch. This allows them to receive and spend money easily and with a local account reference. With the German IBANs, Tide is showing its commitment to providing exceptional, localised payment experiences and solid understanding of small business needs.

Alexa von Bismarck, President EMEA at Adyen, said: “We are delighted to support Tide in their growth plans and look forward to launching our banking-as-a-service solution in Germany. The addition of local IBANs in Germany exemplifies our commitment to building local offerings. We at Adyen listen carefully to our customers, and as a result know what their needs are, and respond by creating products to create trust and convenience for them in the market.”

Tide is the leading business financial platform with more than 10% market share of SMEs in the UK and launched in India in December 2022. The member base has grown to more than 800,000 small businesses across India and the UK. 

About Tide:

Founded in 2015 and launched in 2017, Tide is the leading business financial platform in the UK. Tide helps SMEs save time (and money) in the running of their businesses by not only offering business accounts and related banking services, but also a comprehensive set of highly usable and connected administrative solutions from invoicing to accounting. Tide has 590,000 SME members in the UK (more than 10% market share) and more than 225,000 SMEs in India. Tide has also been recognised with the Great Place to Work certification. 

Tide has been funded by Anthemis, Apax Partners, Augmentum Fintech, Creandum, Hambro Perks, Jigsaw, Latitude, LocalGlobe, SBI Group and Speedinvest, amongst others. It employs around 1,800 Tideans worldwide. Tide’s long-term ambition is to be the leading business financial platform globally. 

Tide’s German website




About Adyen

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) is the financial technology platform of choice for leading companies. By providing end-to-end payments capabilities, data-driven insights, and financial products in a single global solution, Adyen helps businesses achieve their ambitions faster. With offices around the world, Adyen works with the likes of Meta, Uber, H&M, eBay, and Microsoft. The collaboration with Tide, described in this press release, underlines Adyen’s continuous growth with existing and new customers over the years. 

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