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Launch your business in four easy steps

We help you register your company and get a business bank account in minutes.

  • Search for an available company name
  • Enter your business and personal details
  • Receive your limited company registration certificate
  • Get your free business bank account at the same time
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Ready to be a business owner? Here’s what you’ll get.

Tide is here to support you in starting your own company. We believe the world would be a better place if more people gave it a shot – that’s why we’ve made company formations easier than ever.


We register your company and open your business account in four easy steps.


We’ll take care of your company registration fee – plus, there are no monthly fees for your account.


Your business account should be open in minutes, and your company is usually registered the same day.


We’re a Companies House authorized formation agent with a secure integration, so you’re in safe hands.

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Register your company today and get 6 months of Tide Accounting software for free. Get paid, manage bills, track performance and handle taxes - all in one simple platform.

How to get started setting up your limited company

Time to turn your idea into reality. In one streamlined process, you can register your UK limited company and open a business bank account. Better yet, we’ll take care of the registration cost with Companies House, so it won’t cost you a penny. Here's what you'll need to register your company:

Unique company name

Use our search tool to instantly check if your company name is available. Use our Name Checker to bulk check up to 8 business names at once.

Registered office address

This will be where official communications are sent, for example, letters from Companies House. The address must be in the UK and you can opt for a Tide 'virtual office address'.

Director and shareholder information

You'll need the name, nationality, date of birth, occupation and address of the director. If there are more than one director or shareholders, you can add this detail later directly with Companies House.


Why register your company using Tide?

Trusted by over 500,000 businesses

From consultants to cupcake makers, coders to coat makers, we’re all about supporting small businesses and giving business owners time back, so they can do what they love and grow their business.

All your business account needs in one app

Create and pay invoices, freeze your card, organise your money with multiple accounts, tag transactions with your own labels – it’s all in there.

Member perks

As a Tide member, you’ll enjoy exclusive discounts and bonuses from companies on the same mission as us: to save business owners valuable time and money.

Loved by accountants

Sync with your accounting software or give your accountant read access to make bookkeeping a breeze.

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Kate ClanLoud Architects

Setting up an account was really easy and has saved me hours of admin.

Trusted by over 500,000 UK businesses

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Register your business and open a bank account today

Tide is about doing what you love. That’s why we’re trusted by 400,000+ sole traders, freelancers and limited companies throughout the UK.

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