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

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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 500,000 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

Do I have to use Invoice Payables if I want to get Tide Accounting?

No, you don’t have to use Invoice Payables but it will be easier for you to use Tide Accounting if you do. That’s because we automatically pull information from your Invoice Payable into Tide Accounting if you use both. Otherwise, you’ll  have to add information about paid invoices manually.

Can I use the Invoice Payable information for my accounting?

Yes. You can use any Invoice Payable information you enter for accounting, but only if you sign up for Tide Accounting.  With Tide Accounting, you can make the most of using Invoice Payables. 

I have a PDF invoice from my supplier, how can I avoid entering the data manually?

You can create an Invoice Payable by uploading your supplier’s PDF invoice, and we’ll automatically extract the information from it. All you need to do is review and edit the information (if something’s not right) and either save it as “outstanding” or make the payment.

What if I enter the wrong information while creating an Invoice Payable?

You can cancel any invoice as long as it’s still in “pending” or “outstanding” status (if it’s not yet paid) and create a new one, then enter the correct information.

How can I track my invoices and make sure I don’t pay the same invoice twice?

When you create an Invoice Payable in the Invoice > Pay tab, enter the unique reference number of the supplier invoice into the ‘Invoice number’ field. You’ll then see the invoice numbers of paid or scheduled invoices in the Invoice Payables list, which you can use to track the status of the invoice.

How can I set up a ‘Pay to’ account so I can select it when I’m creating an Invoice Payable?

At the moment, we only allow you to add a payee within the ‘Payments’ section of the Tide mobile app. To do this, open your app, go to ‘Payments’ and then add your supplier’s bank account as ‘recipient’. Then, come back to your Invoice Payable draft (if it’s already auto saved) and select the ‘Pay from’ account where you added a new recipient. In the ‘Pay to’ list, you’ll be able to view and select your supplier’s bank account.

What’s the benefit of adding my supplier details?

If you add and save supplier details when you create an Invoice Payable, this will save you time when you go to create another one in the future. Instead of starting from scratch, you can select the supplier details you’ve already added.

Can I schedule payments for my supplier invoices?

Yes, you can. Create an Invoice Payable by filling in all the relevant information and selecting your ‘Pay from’ and ‘Pay to’ details. Choose ‘Continue payment’, then in the ‘Payments’ screen, select the date you want to schedule your payment.

How can I pay my supplier using Invoicing?

Go to the ‘Invoice’ section within the app, then choose the  ‘Pay’ tab. You can add your supplier invoice here, and either save it as outstanding or make a payment.

I was charged for using Direct Debit, what does this mean?

With Invoice Assistant, you can collect 2 invoices per month for free using Direct Debit. The Direct Debit fee will be charged and then refunded in the first week of the following month.

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 Invoice Assistant?

Log in to the Tide app, then:

  1. Go to the Invoice hub
  2. Tap Manage
  3. Select Add-ons and then Cancel add-on


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 will I pay for Invoice Assistant?

Invoice Assistant is billed in advance, so when you sign up you’ll pay immediately for the remainder of your first month. After this, your subscription will automatically renew each month. You’ll pay your subscription fees in the first week of each calendar month, so please make sure you have sufficient funds in your account before 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, you can. Here’s how to do it in 3 quick steps:

  1. Select the invoice from the list of outstanding ones
  2. Go to Actions > Cancel invoice
  3. Review your changes and send the email – your invoice won’t be cancelled if you don’t complete this step

Please note, you can’t cancel invoices that are due to be paid via Direct Debit.

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?

Simply go to the Tide app or Tide on the web, then:

  1. Select Invoice from the bottom menu
  2. Tap Manage
  3. Select Add-ons and then Get Invoice Assistant
  4. Tap OK to complete and we’ll 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 Invoicing?

Simply open your Tide app or Tide on the web, go to Invoice and then:

  1. Select Create new invoice
  2. Add a new customer or select an existing one

If you want to manage your customer details (add, edit or delete them) you can do this from Invoice > Manage > Customers or by using the Customers tab in Tide on the web.

3. Add your items (goods and services) by adding a description, units, quantity, and unit price. You can also add the VAT % if you’ve already added your VAT number (Go to Invoices > Manage > Template > VAT number).

Tip: You can manage your invoice details such as company logo, invoice address, email, phone number and default invoice due dates from the template section. In the Tide app: go to Invoice > Manage > Template and in Tide on the web: go to Invoice > Template tab.

Is Tide Invoicing free?

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

You can also get Tide’s Invoice Assistant for £10 +VAT/month, which gives you automatic invoice chasing and auto-matching, as well as two free Direct Debits (powered by GoCardless) per month.

How do I create a draft invoice?

When you create an invoice but are not ready to send it, it’ll automatically be saved as a draft. All you have to do is enter the name of the customer you’re invoicing and add at least one item.

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

At the moment, it’s not possible to edit invoices that you’ve already sent.

However, you can cancel an invoice and then create a new one with the changes you’d like to make.

You can cancel invoices by going to Invoice within the app, then:

  1. Identify the invoice you’d like to cancel from the outstanding list and tap on it
  2. Tap Cancel invoice

Please note, your customer will get an email notification to alert them that you’ve cancelled the invoice.

For help with an issue, or if you have any questions, you can open a chat with our support team.

How can I change my personal details in an invoice?

We automatically populate your company name, email and address and phone number when you sign up with Tide. You can check those out by opening the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the app to review or update your profile details and business settings.

To change your invoicing template in the Tide app:

Go to Invoice > Manage > Template then make the necessary changes and save. In Tide on the web, go to Invoice > Template tab.

Please note that you’re not able to manually update your company or trading name.  If you need to do this, reach out to us by tapping Support in the app to send us a message.

See also: How can I edit my invoice template?


How can I edit my invoice template?

At the moment, you can’t change the template design – but you can change all of these:

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

To change your invoice settings:

In your Tide app, go to Invoice > Manage > Template. If you’re using Tide on the web, go to Invoice > Template tab.

Want to see how your invoice template looks?

In your Tide app, go to Invoice > Manage > Template and tap the Preview button at the bottom of the page.

How can I edit my customers' details?

It’s easy –here’s what to do. In your Tide app:

  1. Go to Invoice > Manage > Customers
  2. Tap on the customer whose details you want to change

From there, you’ll be able to edit their details – just remember to save your changes.

How do I add VAT to an invoice?

First, you’ll need to add your VAT number to your profile. 

In your Tide app, open the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the app, then tap Go to settings > Business details > VAT number. Add your VAT number and make sure it’s correct, then tap Update

After that, you’ll be able to choose the VAT rate when you create your 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?

  1. Go to Invoice on either mobile or web
  2. On mobile, long press an invoice to select it. You can select up to 100 invoices
  3. Tap the ✔ icon to mark the invoice as paid

Can my customer pay an invoice by card?

Unfortunately, this feature is currently only available to some members who are using Tide Payment Links. You can check out the eligibility criteria to sign up for Payment Links and if your business is eligible, find out how to set it up.

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