Scaling up? As your business grows, your Tide account can grow with you. Upgrade to Plus to unlock 20 free transfers a month, a legal helpline and our team available by phone.
Join Plus today and get one month free*, then £9.99 + VAT per month
*The introductory offer of 1 month free applies only to new Tide accounts and cannot be redeemed in combination with any other offer or promotion for Tide Membership Plans. You can cancel your membership anytime via the Tide app.
📤20 FREE transfers per month
💳1 FREE Expense Card for a co-worker
📞phone support, 9am - 6pm weekdays
📑24/7 legal advice helplineinfoLegal helpline provided by our partner, Irwin Mitchell
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Not sure if Plus is right for you?
Take a look at the table below, read the Terms and Conditions and if you have any questions, ask us in the Tide app: tap Support and send us a message.
As your business grows, your finances get more complex – we’ll help you get things sorted faster so you can get back to work. When you’re a Plus member, you get this extra help:
Many members tell us this is the #1 reason to choose Plus. Our friendly team is on hand to help 9am to 6pm on working days.
Whenever you send us a message in the app, your query jumps the queue. Plus members get VIP service.
Get answers to your questions on any legal issue, business or personal. Help protect your intellectual property, including support with filing trademark applications. Experts are on hand to help you by phone, anytime 365 days a year. infoDepending on the nature of trademark services, additional fees may be incurred on a case by case basis
We’re dedicated to supporting small businesses – that’s why you can open a business bank account with us for free. We designed Plus to give enhanced support as your business grows. You can upgrade or downgrade anytime.
Plus membership is £9.99 + VAT per month. To upgrade, open your Tide app and tap Profile Settings > Upgrade
💡 Tip: You can expense the fee as a ‘bank/finance charge’.
Membership is subject to the Terms and Conditions.
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I upgraded to Plus for the free transfers and I'm staying for the friendly phone service. Worth paying a bit extra for - and I can expense the monthly fee, too!Response from a Plus member in a survey for Tide, 2020
With our Plus plan, you’ll get:
It’s £9.99 + VAT per month, and we’ll take payment on the 4th of each month for that calendar month. If you’d like to pay yearly rather than monthly, it’s £99.90 + VAT.
You can get your next month free! If you’re on a monthly Tide Plus plan and you spend £7,000 on your Tide card and any Expense Cards in a given calendar month, we’ll waive your fee for the following month.
To upgrade to a paid plan, including Tide Plus:
We’ll upgrade you immediately. The fee for your first month is calculated pro-rata, so you’ll only pay for the remaining days rather than a full month.
You upgrade on a per company basis. You can only upgrade at company level – if you have multiple companies, you’ll have to upgrade each of these separately to your chosen plan.
It runs from the first of the month until the end of the month, and we’ll take your payment on the 4th.
For your first month, you’ll be charged pro-rata – so if you upgrade on the 16th you’ll only pay for the 16th until the end of that month. On the 4th of the following month, you’ll pay for the full month as usual.
If we can’t collect the fee on the 4th of the month because there isn’t enough money in your account, we’ll try again every day until the end of the month.
If we aren’t able to collect the fee, we’ll automatically downgrade your account and you’ll lose access to the paid plan on the 1st of the following month.
We’ll automatically start printing and shipping your black card when you upgrade to your new plan. You can expect it to be delivered to your trading address within 3 to 5 working days.
Your blue card will work until you activate your black card. After that, your blue card is automatically cancelled and you won’t be able to use it anymore.
You can order these in the Tide app:
If your team member passes our security checks, we’ll send the card to your trading address within a week.
You’re not able to order an Expense Card for yourself, as they’re only for your team members.
It’s the same as always: send us a message in the app and you’ll automatically be put through to the right team to answer your question, depending on which plan you’re on.
You can call us from the Support section of the app. Phone support is available from 9am to 6pm on weekdays (excluding bank holidays). For your security, our phone support team will take a few minutes to verify your identity – just like high street banks do.
Calls will be charged at your standard network rate.
You can make or receive payments in pounds sterling using:
You can receive payments in pounds sterling using:
We have a financial arrangement with Irwin Mitchell LLP who provide a legal helpline to our members. Trained personnel from Irwin Mitchell LLP will help with any general legal questions you may have, and they’ll specify the level of support over the phone.
We pay Irwin Mitchell LLP for their services – they’re independent from Tide and provide impartial and confidential advice.
Irwin Mitchell LLP can give you advice on any aspect of UK law, and they regularly advise on topics like:
If you want to file a trademark, or take any legal or tax action, this is available through Irwin Mitchell LLP. Please note, you’ll be charged for these extended services and you’ll need to pass their professional conflict checks first.
The legal helpline isn’t able to help you start legal proceedings or other similar action, and generally doesn’t review documents.
They’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Go to More > Legal help > Call legal helpline.
It might look like you’re being charged twice, but you’ll only pay your paid plan fees on the 4th of the month. Then, if there are transactional fees due on top of your paid plan allowance, such as transfer fees, we’ll ask you to pay for those later in the month.
We have to charge Value Added Tax (VAT) on the fee for some of Tide’s paid services, including membership plans. That’s because the fee is for ‘value added’ services associated with your membership.
If you’re VAT registered in the UK, you can reclaim the VAT on your membership fee at the end of your accounting period.
The VAT charged on your membership fee is the standard rate. You can read more about VAT rates on Gov.uk.
Your black card will remain active, so you can continue to use it. However, you’ll lose all the other perks that come with our paid plans.
Any Expense Cards you have will remain active, but we’ll start to bill you for them, as our Standard free plan doesn’t include any free Expense Cards. We’ll take this payment on the 4th of the month in which your downgrade took effect.
You can read more about Expense Card charges
If you’d like to review these, you can read and save our plan T&Cs – they cover our Plus, Pro and Cashback plans.
If you’ve got a question, you can message us in the Tide app or email email@example.com.