Open a business bank account in minutes

Open a business bank account in minutesOpen a business bank account in minutes.

Powerful and simple. Apply today through Tide to open an FSCS protected bank account provided by ClearBank. i Tide offers bank accounts provided by ClearBank (ClearBank® Ltd. is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; registration number 754568).

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For companies of all shapes and sizes.

Freelancers.

Straightforward business current accounts at no monthly cost to get started for sole traders, consultants and contractors.

Small businesses.

Limited companies save time with accounting integration, invoicing directly from the app and Team Cards for easy expense management.

Scaling businesses.

Upgrade to our Plus or Premium memberships when your business needs more support and enjoy exclusive perks.

Trusted by 150,000+ UK businesses.

Just starting out?

Register your limited company and open a Tide account all in one go.

It’s FREE.

We pay the incorporation fee on your behalf and give you a free business account.

It’s fast.

Apply within minutes and get set up all in one go.

It’s safe.

We’re an approved formation agent with a secure Companies House integration, so you’re in good hands.

Account plans that scale with your business.

We’re dedicated to supporting small businesses – that’s why the prices for our business current account start from free. Choose the plan that’s right for you now and upgrade any time as your business grows.

Scheduled payments Transfers in & out – 20p Read access for team members and your accountant Accounting software integration: QuickBooks, Xero, Sage and more Sub-accounts – ringfence money for expenses, wages or bills Multi-business – hold up to 5 business accounts Member perks Priority in-app support Phone support 24/7 legal helpline Dedicated account manager £1000 flexible balance Open an account.

Scheduled payments Transfers in & out – 20/mth with no fee Read access for team members and your accountant Accounting software integration: QuickBooks, Xero, Sage and more Sub-accounts – ringfence money for expenses, wages or bills Multi-business – hold up to 5 business accounts Exclusive Plus member perks Priority in-app support Phone support 24/7 legal helpline Dedicated account manager £1000 flexible balance Open an account.

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Premium.

Scheduled payments Transfers in & out – 150/mth with no fee Read access for team members and your accountant Accounting software integration: QuickBooks, Xero, Sage and more Sub-accounts – ringfence money for expenses, wages or bills Multi-business – hold up to 5 business accounts Exclusive Premium member perks Priority in-app support Phone support 24/7 legal helpline Dedicated account manager £1000 flexible balance Contact us.

Eligibility criteria applies.

Powerful features.

Auto-categorisation.

We automatically tag your income and spending. Customise the labels to suit your company.

Effortless expense management.

Upload receipts, auto-match them to transactions, add a note if you like and it’s all stored digitally.

Sync with your accountancy software.

Link your account to software like Xero, QuickBooks and more.

Send, pay and track invoices.

No need for a separate system, keep on top of your invoices directly in our app.

Easy account access.

Desktop access.

Manage your finances in a way that works for you, whether it’s in the palm of your hand, or from your computer.

Read access for your team.

Invite business partners, colleagues or your accountant to view and download transactions.

Export CSV files.

Download all your payments, attachments and notes, then upload them to any accounting software.

Contactless Mastercard.

Free business Mastercard.

Spend on your card in the UK and abroad with no fees and no commission. (Getting cash from an ATM costs £1 and some machines might charge an extra fee.)

Instant card management.

Stay in control from anywhere. Use the app to freeze, unfreeze, or cancel and re-order your card.

Free company expense cards.

Order up to 35 Team Cards and keep track of who’s spending what. Set up sub-accounts to ringfence money for expenses.

All your business finance admin in one app.

Auto categories.

Automatic income and expenditure labels, or choose your own.

Instant invoicing.

Create and pay invoices with a tap – anytime, anywhere.

Scheduled payments.

Set up or edit standing orders and one-off payments easily.

In-app support.

Chat to the tide team with any questions 365 days a year.

Mobile and web access.

Use Tide on the Web to manage your accounts online.

Cash deposits.

Pay in cash at the Post Office for only £1 per deposit, or at any PayPoint for 3% of the deposit amount.

Joining Tide.

How much does Tide cost? How long does it take to open an account? What are Tide’s features?

Your card.

When will I receive my card? What is my PIN? Will I be charged for using my card abroad?

Access.

Can my business partner or employees access my account? Can I log in from a desktop?

Seamless accounting integration.

“Our clients get a sort code and account number straight away, and a Mastercard within a few days.”

What a brilliant service, fast and accurate. One cannot ask for more.

A J D Patrick Esq.

It took me less than hour to open my business account! The app automatically picked up my registration number from companies house and I was able to scan in all of the requested ID documents, using the camera on my phone. The account is brilliantly simple to operate and is designed with the customer in mind.

Weichen.

Very professional company, and easy-to-use both card and mobile app. Perfect for sole traders and start-ups.

Adele Gurduk.

Excellent, wish I knew about this years ago! So easy to use! Love it !

Valerie Gibson.

Excellent service so far. Speedy setup and easy to operate via app.

L Farrelly.

Easy to use! Great service and is really secure.

Paul Hands.

Tide Banking is really a super simple solution for banking in this day and age. I’m really impressed with how well the mobile app works and that it leaves me more time to focus on my business – highly recommended.

Wayne J.

Set up was very easy, sent my card by post which came quickly, and everything’s working as should.

F Cederlund.

Really fast, easy and professional business banking. After months and months of trying to set up an account with the big banks, we got tired of the long process and explored the option of smaller business banks. the best decision we have made.

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Getting started is easy.

No queuing or appointment required.

Download the app.

On play store or app store.

Tell us about your company.

Like what you do and any shareholders.

Scan your ID and take a selfie.

To securely verify who you are.

Most accounts approved in minutes.

Sometimes we ask for more information.

You’re up and running!

Your account is ready to use, we’ll get your card to you in a couple of days.

Open a business account in minutes.

Tide is the perfect alternative to high street banks for limited companies and sole traders.

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Tide Platform Limited designs and operates the Tide website and app. Tide is not a bank, the Tide current account is an e-money account provided by Prepay Solutions (PPS), a trading name of Prepay Technologies Ltd which is an electronic money institution authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN 900010) for the issuing of electronic money. PPS holds an amount equivalent to the money in Tide current accounts in a safeguarding account which gives customers protection against PPS’ insolvency.

Tide also offers bank accounts provided by ClearBank (ClearBank® Ltd. is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 754568). Eligible deposits with ClearBank are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme. For further information visit fscs.org.uk.

The Tide card is also issued by PPS pursuant to license by Mastercard International. This card is for payments from Tide accounts.

Tide, the Tide logo, the Swell, and Do less banking are trademarks and trade names of Tide Platform Limited, and may not be used or reproduced without consent of the owner.

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