Joining Tide

What’s the difference between an e-money account and a bank account?

With a bank account, eligible deposits will be protected up to £85,000* by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

E-money accounts store your money in electronic form which can be used to make payments. Your money is held in a Safeguarding Account. This means your money is ring-fenced from the funds we use to run Tide.

*Eligible deposits with ClearBank are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme. This limit applies to the total of any deposits you have with ClearBank. Any total deposits you hold above this limit are unlikely to be covered.