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Reliable and affordable card readers for small businesses.

Simply open a business current account with Tide, purchase a Tide Card Reader & take £500 of transactions in the first 60 days of opening your account.

Just use the code: SBTPOS

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Transaction fees suited to every business

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

Monthly cost

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Designed to keep your cash flow flowing

Our mobile card readers let you take quick and secure payments wherever you are. Use in-store or on the go to get paid fast.

Avoid payment delays

Get paid directly into your Tide account in 1-3 business days

No contracts

Buy the device upfront, then only pay for what you use

Enjoy unlimited 4G data

Free, unlimited mobile data lets you sell anytime, anywhere

Connect anywhere

WiFi connectivity means fast transactions whether you’re in-store or on-site

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

For help choosing your Card Reader give our team a call on +44 0203 893 2915

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The simple, safe solution for you and your customers

  • Lifetime free 4G helps you stay connected, without stress

  • Accepts chip and pin, contactless, or mobile payments from Apple and Google Pay

  • Tamper-proof design compliant with anti-fraud security measures

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The smart and fast way to keep on top of sales

  • Get paid directly into your Tide account

  • Clear payments within 1-3 working days

  • Monitor your card sales balance in the Tide app

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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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Card Reader FAQs

Help, my question isn’t answered here

Find answers to all our most frequently asked questions about Tide card readers

Please refer to the Tide Payment Acceptance Terms and Conditions for more information.