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  • Start sending and tracking invoices today
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All your invoicing needs in one place

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Quick and easy

Create and send invoices while on the go with Tide

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Add notes, set payment terms, write a personal message, add recipients in To/CC/BCC

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Add VAT if you need to

Choose a preset rate, automatically work out the VAT, use this for your VAT return

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Stay organised

Match payments to invoices, mark as paid and keep track of your payments with accounting categories

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Small business invoicing made easy

Say goodbye to separate invoicing software!

As the fastest-growing digital business banking platform, we’re all about supporting our community of over 400,000 sole traders, freelancers and small businesses.

Tide makes invoicing a breeze. Connect your business bank account to the Tide platform and bill your customers directly from the app. Create fast and professional invoices for free using our simple invoice template.

Create customised invoices in one single set up

Use our smart invoice template to create your own professional invoices in seconds. Enter your business details once and use again and again.

  • Enter your company name and number
  • Add your own notes
  • Include units of measurement
  • Add your own customised footnote

Add customer and invoice payment details

Personalise your invoice template by adding customer details and payment terms. Update in seconds, helping you to get paid on time.

  • Find your customer in the Tide app
  • Select or update their details
  • Set a due date to ensure you get paid on time
  • Add VAT payments in a tap

Personalise, review and send

Send professional invoices to your customers straight from the Tide app. Automatic numbering helps you stay on top of your invoice payments.

  • Add a personal message to your customer
  • Save your invoice as an easy-to-read PDF
  • Preview before you send
  • Send directly to your customer from the Tide app

Keep track of invoice payments

Stay organised with customer payments in the Tide app. Know at a glance who has paid and when. Categorise your payments to streamline your accounting.

  • Match payments to invoices
  • Mark invoices as paid
  • Tag your payments with accounting categories
  • Prioritise overdue invoices in an instant

Seamless invoicing for your business

Connecting your existing business bank account to the Tide platform couldn’t be simpler. It’s completely safe and secure and can be done in minutes. When you connect, your data will be kept safe – we’ll only use it to give you access to hassle-free invoicing for your business.

Simply create your free invoice template just once and you’re ready to go. Hassle-free - it’s all set up for repeat use for you to invoice your customers with ease.

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Invoicing FAQs

What kind of card payments can I accept for my invoices?

Payments made by Visa, Mastercard debit and credit cards are accepted.

How do I cancel the Invoice Assistant?

Login to the Tide App
Select Invoice on the bottom menu
Then tap Manage at the top right of the screen
Select Features from the menu to get to the ‘Add-on’ screen
Select Invoice Assistant Active state
Select Cancel add-on and confirm in the next screen

What happens when I cancel the Invoice Assistant?

You can cancel Invoice Assistant at any time. If you cancel the Invoice Assistant, it will remain active for the remainder of the month in which you cancelled and you will not be due a refund for any fees charged for that month. If you wish to sign up for the Invoice Assistant again, you will need to wait until it is inactive. Remember, your Invoice Assistant subscription will renew automatically each month unless you cancel before the end of the month.

When is the Invoice Assistant billed?

As the Invoice Assistant is billed in advance, at the time of sign-up, you will be charged immediately for the remainder of your first month. Thereafter, your subscription will automatically renew each month. Subscription fees will be billed in the first week of each calendar month. Please ensure that there are suffient funds in your account prior to this.

How soon do I get the money in my bank account?

After payment is made using secure Payment Links, the fees are automatically deducted from your Payout amount and the remaining balance should be transferred directly into your bank account within 3 working days.

Can I cancel an invoice after I’ve sent it?

Yes, Invoices can be cancelled after they have been sent. In 3 quick steps, here’s how you can cancel an invoice:

  1. Select the invoice
  2. Go to Actions > Cancel Invoice
  3. Review and send the email (your invoice won’t be canceled if you do not complete this step

NOTE: Invoices for collection via Direct Debit cannot be cancelled.

How much does the Invoice Assistant cost?

The Invoice Assistant is our Invoicing add-on. It costs £10+VAT per month and is billed monthly in advance.

How do I sign up for Invoice Assistant?

To sign up for Invoice Assistant, simply go into the Tide mobile or desktop app:

  • Select Invoice on the bottom menu
  • Then tap Manage at the top right of the screen
  • Select Features from the menu to get to the ‘Add-on’ screen
  • Select and then tap on Get Invoice Assistant
  • Then tap OK to confirm. We will send you an email to confirm your purchase

Is Invoice Assistant available to Sole Traders?

Yes. Invoice Assistant is available both for Limited Companies and Sole Traders. For £10 a month + VAT, you can get:

  • Automatic invoice chasing
  • Automatic invoice matching
  • 2 x FREE Direct Debits per month, powered by GoCardless

How do I create an invoice with Tide’s Invoice feature?

It’s easy. Open your Tide app and go to Invoice.

Start by editing your template then click Create a new invoice.

Add items, add VAT if you need to.

Check all the details then send it to your customer.

Is Tide’s Invoicing feature free?

Yes. Invoicing is free for all Tide members to use. You can create and send invoices, as well as customise them with your company logo.

Automatic invoice chasing and auto-matching, as well as two free Direct Debits powered by GoCardless per month, are available as part of the Tide Invoice Assistant feature, which costs £10 +VAT/month.

How do I create a draft invoice?

Updated: 19 February 2021

Currently, you can’t create an invoice and save it as a draft. But we’re building this! It will be ready later in 2021.

Can I amend/edit an invoice after I’ve sent it?

No. However we’re working on solutions so you’ll be able to edit invoices.

How do I change my name/address/email address in invoices?

Your details are automatically filled in for you.

In your invoice settings, you can change your email address.

If you’re a sole trader, you can change your name and address too.

If you’re a limited company, you can’t change your name and registered address because for legal reasons, the details on your invoices must match the details we have for your business.

To change your invoice settings:

  • In your Tide app, go to Invoice > Actions (top right)
  • Tap Settings

See also: How can I edit my invoice template?

How do I edit my invoice template?

Currently you can’t change the template design but you can change all of these in your invoice settings:

  • Company logo
  • Company name
  • Invoice address
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Default due date

To change your invoice settings:

  • In your Tide app, go to Invoice > Actions (top right)
  • Tap Settings

Want to see how your invoice template looks?

  • In your Tide app, go to Invoice > Actions (top right) > Settings
  • Tap the PDF icon (top right)

How do I edit my customers' details?

It’s easy to edit your customers’ details. Here’s what to do:

  • In your Tide app, go to Invoice > tap Actions (top right)
  • Tap Customers
  • Tap on the customer whose details you want to change
  • Edit their details and save the changes

How do I add VAT to an invoice?

To add VAT to invoices you create in your Tide app, you’ll need to add your VAT number to your profile. Here’s what to do:

  • In your Tide app, go to More > Profile
  • Tap your trading address
  • Add your VAT number

After that, when you create an invoice, you’ll be able to choose the VAT rate for each invoice.

How do I match an invoice to the payment?

  • Go to Invoice
  • Select an invoice and tap Actions
  • Tap Mark as Paid
  • Select the relevant transaction and tap Confirm
    You can match invoices to payments you received in the previous two months.

That’s it! Easy.

Or you could make use of the Invoice Assistant add-on for only £10/mth and the matching and chasing of invoices will be done automatically for you. You will also receive 2 free Direct Debits per month, powered by GoCardless. Tide’s Invoice Assistant is available to both sole traders and limited companies. See the Invoice Assistant terms and conditions for further details.

How do I mark two or more invoices as paid?

  • Go to Invoice
  • Select an invoice by long-pressing, or go to the Actions menu (top right) and choose Select.
    You can select up to 100 invoices.
  • Tap the ✔ to mark the invoices as paid

Can my customer pay an invoice by card?

Yes, We’ve recently introduced Payment Links within Invoice. It’s a new feature included in Tide Invoicing that allows you to receive online card payments. Simply put, this link redirects your customers to a secure page to complete their payments made by either using Visa or MasterCard.

To know if you’re eligible to use Tide’s Payment Links feature, start a chat with our support team via the widget at the bottom right side of the page.

What improvements to Invoicing have Tide made recently and what are the planned enhancements?

Updated: 17 January 2022

Plenty! Did you know that Invoicing was one of the first features we built for the Tide app? It’s one of our favourite features.

In 2021, our dedicated Invoicing team launched these enhancements:

  • Ability to add units to invoices
  • Automated invoice reference numbering
  • Ability to add a custom due-date
  • Ability to create invoice drafts
  • Ability to add a note
  • Ability to add a footer

All future improvements are all prioritised based on feedback from our members