cash flow forecast

Automate business forecasting with FREE Cashflow Insights

Connect your business bank account in minutes to the Tide platform. Control your cash flow, boost your credit score and access flexible credit options. Spend less time on spreadsheets and more time on doing what you love.

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From forecast to credit - all in the Tide app


Stay in control

Check your financial health anytime, anywhere, thanks to Open Banking

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Keep your cash flow healthy

Get real-time forecasts and suggestions to manage your finances


Get easy access to credit

Select credit products for which you’re already eligible*


Boost your credit rating

Monitor and improve your rating with the embedded Experian Credit Score

Cashflow Insights - your pocket personal assistant

View your account activity

Get real-time cash flow forecasts based on your account activity. Keep your financial health in check.

  • See your account transactions in one place
  • View status of all incoming and outgoing payments
  • Get a business health check on the go

Predict your balance

No more complicated spreadsheets. Get your cash flow predictions in an easy-to-read graph.

  • View real-time forecasts for your cash flow
  • Predict your balance up to 30 days ahead
  • Get advance warning of any cash flow problems

Check invoice payment probability - coming soon

Manage your cash flow and see at a glance if your invoices are likely to be paid on time.

  • See all outstanding invoices in an instant
  • Get percentage predictions for chances of invoice payment
  • View and manage invoice payments

Track your credit score

Get peace of mind by monitoring your credit rating in the app.

  • View your Experian Credit Score anytime
  • Get real-time updates so you can take action when needed
  • Use your credit score to guide your business decisions

Receive actionable suggestions and tailored credit products to improve your cash flow

Receive recommendations based on your bank account activity and Tide’s cash flow predictions to improve your finances. Access tailored credit products, such as Business, Start-up, and other short-term, flexible loans from our partners to help manage any predicted problems.

  • Get instant alerts of any cash flow problems
  • Receive practical tips to keep your finances in the black
  • Choose from a range of credit products for which you are already eligible*
  • Credit checks completed beforehand*

Goodbye spreadsheets, hello machine learning!

Revolutionise your business forecasting with Tide Connect!

No more updating spreadsheets – with Cashflow Insights, all this is done for you!

Combining analysis of your account activity with machine learning models, Cashflow Insights provides real-time predictions and recommendations on how to keep your cash flow healthy.

With Tide Connect, you can connect most business bank accounts to the Tide platform. Cashflow Insights will then analyse the data from all your connected accounts. The more activity, the more personalised your forecasts will be.


Make informed decisions and improve your cash flow

Our mission is to help you navigate your financial future. With Cashflow Insights, you receive an up-to-date forecast in seconds, helping you keep your finances in the black.

  • Predict your cash flow 📈

    Get intelligent insights and balance predictions on the health of your cash flow up to 30 days ahead.

  • View smart recommendations 🔍

    Access a list of recommended actions you can take to keep your cash flow in good shape.

  • Improve your credit score 🌱

    Use the Experian Credit score within the app to monitor and boost your credit rating.

  • Open up your options for funding 💷

    No more high-interest bank loans. We’ll offer you flexible and affordable funding with our credit options.

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Cashflow Insights FAQs

What are Tide Credit Solutions?

Tide Credit Solutions are available to Tide members as part of Cashflow Insights via the Tide app. We’ll use information from your cash flow data to present you with appropriate, affordable and tailored credit options from our partners. You will already be eligible* for the options we show you, and there’s no obligation to take up any credit offer.

You should seek independent financial advice before making any decisions about your financial future, including before entering into loans or purchasing any credit products advertised by Tide.

When will Tide Credit Solutions be ready to use?

You should see the Credit Solutions for which you’re eligible* as soon as Cashflow Insights has finished analysing your Open Banking data.

If you’re unable to view any credit solutions, then we advise you to keep using Tide Cashflow Insights forecast and recommendations. This will help you to improve your business finances and improve your eligibility to access Credit Solutions. 

How do I get access to Cashflow Insights?

It’s easy. At click ‘​​Get access’  to connect your current bank account with the Tide platform and follow the steps to create your Tide account.

How do I access Credit Solutions via Cashflow Insights?

Accessing Credit Solutions is very easy. You can view business credit options through Tide’s Cashflow Insights feature. Simply log into the Tide Platform, and from the homepage, select the ‘Solutions’ tab. You will then see all the credit solutions for which you’re eligible*.

Do I need a Tide account to use Cashflow Insights?

No, you don’t need to open or own a Tide bank account to use Cashflow Insights. You can simply use Open Banking to connect your current business bank to the Tide platform. Cashflow Insights will then retrieve and analyse the account activity data available from your other bank accounts and provide you with insights and predictions, even if there is no activity on your Tide account.

What goes into a cash flow forecast?

A cash flow forecast is a report that will estimate how much money will flow in and out of your business over a given period. It will take into consideration information such as estimated sales, income, and general business expenditure, such as staff costs, stock, and advertising.

Tide’s Cashflow Insights will analyse activity on your account(s) with machine learning models and provide predictions of the balance of your cash flow for the next 30 days.

What is positive and negative cash flow?

Positive cash flow means your business is in receipt of more cash coming in than has been paid out. Negative cash flow results from having more expenditure (eg on stock, promotions, staff salaries) than you have income.

What causes cash flow problems?

A cash flow problem can occur when a business struggles to pay its debts when they are due. A business, and particularly a start-up, may experience a negative cash flow if they have to invest in new equipment, a large quantity of stock or if they are in an industry that experiences seasonal drops in demand.

How does Cashflow Insights work?

Unlike a traditional spreadsheet, you can connect Cashflow Insights directly to any of your business accounts. It will then use a combination of your account activity, as well as machine learning models to produce real-time business forecasts and predictions for your cash flow up to 30 days ahead.

As well as predictions, it will also give you recommended actions you can take in order to keep your cash flow healthy. You will also be able to access flexible credit options tailored to your business.

What is Cashflow Insights?

Cashflow Insights is our cash flow planning and forecasting tool. It combines several Tide features to provide you with easy-to-read insights, balance and invoice payment predictions. You will also get recommendations to help you to plan for the future and optimise your cash flow all in the Tide app. If you need credit, you’ll also have access to flexible and affordable funding options.**

To use Cashflow Insights, you must be the director of a small business registered in the UK, operating as a limited company.

**Cashflow Insights is a data analytics tool and should not be construed as financial advice. You should seek independent financial advice before making any decisions about your financial future, including before entering into loans or purchasing any credit products advertised by Tide.

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*Additional eligibility checks may be run when applying for Tide’s partner products

**Cashflow Insights is a data analytics tool and should not be construed as financial advice. You should seek independent financial advice before making any decisions about your financial future, including before entering into loans or purchasing any credit products advertised by Tide.