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Tide makes registering a limited company easy

Register your company with Tide for free

We’re an authorised agent of Companies House and will fund almost all of the incorporation fee for you.

Get up and running in no time

Get registered and receive your Companies House certificate of incorporation within one business day. Once you’re set up you can access all your business account needs in one app!

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We support small businesses, from cupcake makers to coders, giving business owners the time back to do what they love and grow their business.

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Company Registration is free until May 1st!

Companies House is changing the pricing for LTD incorporation in the UK on May 1st, and the fee will rise to £50. Until then you can still register your company with Tide for FREE!


Set your new business up with a Virtual Office Address

At Tide, you can choose to add-on a Virtual Office Address when you register your company – keep your home address private and use a registered address based in central London. 

Your virtual office gives you a permanent address, saving you less admin. Even if you’re a digital nomad, we can scan and email your mail to you, so you’ll never miss an important letter!

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Company registration in five simple steps

Make your business come alive in minutes - register your company online and even open your bank account with Tide.

  • Check whether your company name is available
  • Enter your business and personal details
  • Receive your limited company certificate of incorporation
  • Get your free business bank account at the same time
  • You can choose to register your domain name and set up a Virtual Office Address along the way!
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Why use Tide's company formation service?

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.

It's good value

We’ll take care of the £12 company registration fee and won’t charge any monthly fees on your business account.

It's fast

Registering your business takes minutes, and you could receive your certificate of incorporation within a day.

It's secure

We’re a Companies House authorised formation agent and FSCS-protected, so you’re in safe hands.


What you need to register your company

Here's what you'll need to register your company with Tide:

Unique company name

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

Registered office address

Ensure you have an address within the UK for official communications to be sent to. If you don’t have one, you can opt for a Virtual Office Address during sign up.

Director and shareholder information

You'll need the name, nationality, date of birth, address and occupation of the director. If there's more than one, this information can be added later with Companies House.

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

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