Yes! You can access your account from a desktop at web.tide.co by using the QR code scanner found within your Tide app.
Yes! Tide’s API allows developers to build applications which interact with Tide. Currently, the API may be used to access information regarding your accounts and transactions. Over time the available functionality will expand to cover a range of Tide features.
We support authentication by OAuth 1 and OAuth 2. OAuth 2 is recommended. Obtaining access via OAuth 2 is a three step process:
To block access by your application, the user can remove its security keys at any time from the API access page.
Full documentation of the API is available here.
Tide runs on iOS 10 and above, and on Android 5.0.0 and above.
Unfortunately, Tide is not compatible with Windows phones.
Currently, accounts can only be accessed by the named account holder. However, you can order up to 35 Team cards per account, which will allow your colleagues to spend directly from a designated account. For more information on Team cards, see here.
We’ll soon launch multi-user access, which will enable other team members and accountants to access with custom permissions. If you’d like to join the priority access list, please register your interest here.
All payments sent from your Tide account are Faster Payments. See here for more information on sending and receiving payments.
Tide accounts come packed with smart and time-saving tools, letting you focus less on admin and more on your business.
We’re always looking to add new features – you can keep up to date on our features roadmap.
Not yet. Payments can only be made to UK accounts, but we’re working hard to introduce international payments in the near future. Until then, you can use third-party services to send and receive international payments from your Tide account.
To get priority access when international payments and currency accounts become available, please register your interest here.
Yes, Tide accounts are initially subject to balance and transactions limits.
You can see a full breakdown of your own account limits in the app – tap More and then Account limits.
If you’d like to increase your account balance limits, just let us know in the app.
Yes! Tide supports outbound direct debits, so you can use your Tide sort code and account number to set up automatic recurring payments to come out of your account.
If you’re asked to provide the name and address of your banking provider, you can use the below:
Prepay Technologies LTD
1 Gloucester Street
Please note that Direct Debits can take up to 5 days to become active once requested, so please bear this in mind before attempting to make payments within this time frame.
The Direct Debit process starts 08.00 am Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Whilst we don’t offer overdrafts, we’ve partnered with Iwoca to bring you business loans – allowing you to apply for up to £150,000 of credit straight through the app, which can be used as an alternative to a traditional overdraft.
You can apply straight through the app, on your home screen. For more information on getting credit, see here.
You can pay cash into your Tide account by taking your cash deposit and Tide card to your local Post Office or PayPoint. For more information on cash deposits, including fees and maximum deposit amounts, see here.
Unfortunately, we’re not able to accept cheques. Some of our members choose to deposit these cheques into their personal accounts, and transfer the funds across to their Tide accounts. If you have received a cheque from HMRC, you can return the cheque to HMRC and instead request a cash transfer to be made into your account.
Yes! You can download a statement on the 4th of the following month.
Just tap More > Legal documents > Statements, and then select the months that you’d like to download a statement for.
We don’t charge monthly or annual fees for our current account.
You only pay for what you use:
|Bank transfers (in or out)||20p|
|Payments between Tide accounts||Free|
|Card transactions home and abroad||Free|
|Cash deposits (through the Post Office)||£1|
|Cash deposits (through PayPoint)||3% of the total transaction value|
Yes! All charities must be registered with both the Charity Commission and with Companies House UK (except for those registered as CIOs) to be eligible for a Tide account.
No! To open a current account, we perform electronic checks (run by third-party services) to verify your identity and comply with UK anti-money laundering regulations. While these checks will not impact your credit score, they will appear on your credit report.
Yes! Applicants who are not based in the UK may apply for a Registered Business account, as long as they are Directors of a company registered with UK Companies House. In some cases, we may have to complete additional checks in order to process your application.
Don’t forget – you’ll need to switch your App or Google Play store to the UK to download Tide.
Unfortunately not – but you can use Tide alongside your existing bank account until you have fully switched over.
Registered businesses can create up to 4 current accounts per company straight through the app, each of which will have its own unique account number.
You can use these accounts for a specific expense such as marketing costs, or to save for your tax obligations.
We have recently launched our integrations with Xero, FreeAgent, ReckonOne and Sage, with other integrations to follow in the future – including Quickbooks and Cashflow.
You can connect here.
You can check your PIN code at any time from the app home screen – just tap the card icon and ‘Show PIN’.
If you’d like to change your PIN, you can do so easily at most ATMs.
Currently, you can open one account per mobile device. If you’d like to open an account for more than one business, you can do so on separate devices, using different email addresses.
Yes! Our Members have successfully used their Tide accounts with all of these services.
Most of our members receive their cards within 2-4 working days. If it hasn’t arrived within 5 working days, please get in touch through the app.
Your card will automatically be shipped to your trading address.
If you’d prefer your card to be sent to a different address, just amend the trading address on your Company Details page in the app before 9pm on the day you signed up (or the following day if you signed up after 9pm).
You can find out your trading address by following the instructions here.
Tide Preview is our beta testing programme, where members can register to be the first to test our new features before they’re released publicly.
We’re always looking for new members to join our Tide Preview community! If you’d like to join, please complete this form to get priority access to our upcoming features.
You can update your trading name in the app by tapping More and then My Organisation. If your Company name has changed with UK Companies House, please let us know in the app to have it updated.
Yes. Tide’s banking services are provided by PrePay Solutions, who are regulated by the FCA via an e-money license.
Our members’ funds are kept in a protected Safeguarding account, meaning that they can never be loaned out to other customers and, as such, are not exposed to risk. As your funds will never be reinvested, they do not require FSCS protection (which is only required where banks reinvest and take risks with your money).
In the unlikely event of Tide’s insolvency, the service would continue to run as normal under management of PPS (our card issuer and account provider). Funds will be available to draw down at all times as they are safeguarded according to the rules that are stated above in this post.
Sorry to hear it! You can freeze, cancel and reorder a card directly from the app – just tap the card icon on your homescreen.
If you don’t have access to the app, please call +44 (0) 3331210266 to have your card cancelled.
We accept most national driving licenses, ID documents and passports, however some older versions of ID documents may not be accepted.
If you’re having difficulty scanning your ID, please ensure that you are taking a clear photo on a flat surface, in a well-lit environment. You’ll also need to grant Tide access to your camera (usually you’ll receive an in-app prompt, otherwise you can update your settings).
Still having trouble?
Yes! We are actively partnering with organisations that help business owners – if this sounds like you, please visit our Partners page.
Unfortunately not. If you’d like to switch between a sole trader and registered company account type, you will need to close your existing account and open a new one.
We process inbound and outbound Faster Payments files every half hour.
Some banks can take up to two hours to process Faster Payments. Therefore, depending on the originating/receiving institution’s processing time, Faster Payments can take up to 2h30 min to be processed.
If you’re expecting a BACS transfer, this will take up to 3 days to reach your account.
CHAPS payments received into our system before 3pm will be processed on the same working day between 4:10pm and 7:10pm. Any payments made/received after this time will be processed on the next working day from 4:10pm.
If your funds have not appeared within these timeframes, please let us know in the app.
Sorry to hear it! To freeze your card and account, email us at email@example.com.
You can regain access your Tide account from another mobile device by going through account recovery. If you can’t receive text messages from your registered phone number, you can enter another number to verify your identity and regain access to your account.
If you don’t have access to the app, please call +44 (0) 3331210266 to have your card cancelled.
Your account could have been blocked for a number of reasons, most commonly because we’ve seen unusual activity on your account and need to run a few checks. We do this to keep Tide and our members safe, and the checks are normally completed quickly.
Take a look at this blogpost to learn more about why we might need to block or pause an account.
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