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Tide x The Pitch Pop Up Competition

Enter to win £5000

You’re almost there! Sign up to a Tide account to enter the competition. The winner will get £5,000 from Tide, a chance to a space at a pop-up event near you, where you will get a free Tide Card Reader and a business bank account packed with features for all your needs.

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Everything you need from your business bank account

Over 500,000 limited company owners, sole traders and freelancers have chosen a Tide business bank account. Join them today for free.

£0 /month

Only pay for what you use, with low transaction and ATM fees

Personalised invoicing

Create, send and track invoices from the Tide app to get paid faster

Business savings

Activate our Tide Instant Saver Account to earn 4.33% AER variable on your capital *T&Cs apply.

Simple accounting

Connect your accounting software and bank account for easy reporting

Tide Card Reader

In-person card payments without the fuss. Get unlimited mobile data and get paid anywhere.

24/7 support

Start a chat and get help in the app any time, 365 days a year

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Transaction fees suited to every business with Tide’s Card Reader

At Tide, we want you to know exactly what you’re earning, at ease. Use our portable card readers to take payments on the go, for a small transaction fee and incur no monthly costs. 

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£159£89

Digital card reader

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Choose the card reader that’s right for your business

With Tide’s Card Reader and Card Reader Plus, find an option that suits the needs of your business perfectly.

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Tide Card Reader

£159 £89+ VAT

  • Lightweight and compact, for taking payments on the move
  • Tide app required to initiate payments
  • Proof of transaction by email only

starsTech Specs

  • check_circle Dimensions: 12.2cm x 6.7cm x 1.8cm
  • check_circle Display: 4" touch display
  • check_circle Weight: 170g
  • check_circle Battery Life: 1 day
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  • check_circle Operating System: Android
  • check_circle Connectivity: Cellular 4G, Wi-Fi
  • check_circle Payment Types: Contactless, Chip + Pin, Digital wallets

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  • check_circle Leading 1.5%* transaction fee
  • check_circle Payments clear in your Tide account within 1-3 working days
  • check_circle No monthly fees
  • check_circle Free 4G SIM with lifetime data connectivity (worth £5pm)
  • check_circle Accepts Visa, Mastercard, ApplePay, GooglePay (Corporate, international and UK consumer cards)
  • check_circle 4 month device warranty as standard
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Tide Card Reader Plus

£199 £99+ VAT

  • Robust and reliable, for taking frequent payments
  • Lifetime free 4G connectivity to initiate payments from the device or the Tide app
  • Paper and email receipts

starsTech Specs

  • check_circle 20 cm x 7.8 cm × 5.6 cm
  • check_circle Display: 5.5" touch display
  • check_circle Weight: 495g
  • check_circle Battery Life: 1 day
  • check_circle Printer Availability
  • check_circle Paper roll size: 40mm
  • check_circle Operating System: Android 9.0
  • check_circle Connectivity: Cellular 4G, Wi-Fi
  • check_circle Payment Types: Contactless, Chip + Pin, Digital wallets

reviewsBoth devices

  • check_circle Leading 1.5%* transaction fee
  • check_circle Payments clear in your Tide account within 1-3 working days
  • check_circle No monthly fees
  • check_circle Lifetime free 4G connectivity to initiate payments from the device or the Tide app
  • check_circle Accepts Visa, Mastercard, ApplePay, GooglePay (Corporate, international and UK consumer cards)
  • check_circle 4 month device warranty as standard
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Taking payments is as easy as 1,2,3

Getting yourself set up is simple – we’ll link your Tide Card Reader to your Tide business bank account before we send it.

  1. Sign up for a free business bank account at Tide and download our app

  2. Order your Card Reader from the Tide app

  3. Once it arrives, simply charge the battery to full and you’re good to go! 

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A business bank account that's free and easy to open

Tide is about doing what you love. That’s why we’re trusted by 500,000+ sole traders, freelancers and limited companies throughout the UK.

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