Here at Tide, our mission is to save small businesses time and money on their finance admin.
Say goodbye to receipts and make paper expense claims a thing of the past
Empower your team with individual spend limits
Tide Expense Cards cost £5 per month + VAT
Order up to 50 cards depending on your business needs
If you’ve opted for one of our paid account plans, then you can enjoy up to 3 free Expense Cards with our Plus, Pro and Cashback account plans respectively.
Fuel Card FAQs
Keen to know more about how fuel cards work? Check out our FAQs below.
If my team use Tide Expense Cards as fuel cards, can I see how much they are spending?
Yes. With Tide Expense Cards, you stay in control. You can set and amend spending limits by card at any time and you can also view all transactions made on the cards in the Tide app. The receipt upload facility also means you can see at a glance where transactions have been made.
Are fuel cards a benefit in kind?
Use of a fuel card for business purposes is not classed as a taxable benefit and you won’t have to pay tax on a fuel card unless it is used to cover the cost of the fuel for personal travel.
How much does a fuel card cost?
You can order up to 50 Tide Expense Cards for your team at a cost of £5 + VAT per card.
How do I use a fuel card in the UK?
Instead of using cash or your own personal debit card and then having to recover the costs by submitting an expense claim, a fuel card is used to pay for fuel when you fill up a company vehicle at a petrol station or retailer. When you pay your transaction is automatically recorded and you can upload your receipt using the mobile app facility. This means that spending can be tracked and you do not have to pay out of your own pocket.
Are fuel cards worth it?
Fuel cards can save a small business time and money. They can give you the flexibility to buy fuel at outlets with the most competitive prices, as well as making expense management easier, as all transactions are itemised. You can also set spending limits and track expenditure by team member or driver.
Which petrol stations accept UK fuel cards?
Depending on the type, business fuel cards can be used at a huge range of fuel retailers throughout the UK, including national retail chains. Some are restricted to specific outlets, while others, like Tide Expense Cards, can be used at supermarket petrol stations, excluding Pay at Pump.
How can fuel cards benefit sole traders?
You may think fuel card services can only benefit larger companies, but they can also be valuable to sole traders and partnerships too. As well as saving you time on your finance admin by making expense management easier, they can also help with budgeting by ensuring all your purchases are itemised so you can keep track of your spending.
How can fuel cards help my small business?
Some of the benefits of using fuel cards can include:
– Allows drivers to buy fuel from retailers that have the cheapest petrol and diesel prices
– Setting individual spending limits
– Allocating separate cards to individual drivers
– Saving significant time on processing receipts
How do fuel cards work?
Company fuel cards work by removing the need for drivers to pay for fuel for company vehicles with personal cash or credit cards and then having to raise expense claims. Instead, fuel cards take the admin out of paying for company fuel expenses. They replace cash or debit cards and help small businesses save time with processing expense claims.