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Hi new to the community !!
Been on the waiting list, registered within the first day of opening.
Don’t understand the number process as nothing really adds up regarding position on the “waitlist”.
Have supported tide to get accredited and now seem to be just stuck in no mans land.
Probably survive another 2 weeks before having to go bankrupt .
Never thought l would need to open another business account as Tide convinced me they were going to get the funds to us !!!
Really can’t understand the lack of BBLs being given and the CUT AND PASTE message culture.
We are your customers without us there is noTide there is no Valentine there is nothing !!!
All we ask is clear honest information on the BBLs situation and is there funding.
There are hundreds if not thousands of Tide Members on the brink of collapse and just need help.
Really hope Tide sorts there act out.
Stay safe everyone
KEEP THE FAITH
Ive applied with HSBC without an account with them.
Call 08000121614 and ask for a temporary feeder account.
They’ll get in touch with you with business account number and sort code so you can then apply as a business customer.
Really simple process and theyre really upfromt about the fact it’ll take up to 3 weeks to open the account.
I dont mind waiting when im told how long I’ll be waiting for.
Honestly i think thats all we want from Tide at the moment; a clear idea of whats going on. How long will we be waiting based on the numbers.
Many banks still allow you to open new business account if you have personal account with them.
- Natwest (full account or no-charges feeder account);
- Halifax (allows to apply for Lloyds business account).
That’s pretty much most of high street banks so chances are you are with one of them.
Plus HSBC and Barclays (and Starling) accept new business customers.
Plenty of options - not perfect though as why would anyone need to open new account to get government guaranteed help…
My partner has had enough and applied for Natwest sole-trader business feeder account (as a Natwest personal account holder).
Took them 10 calendar days to open it.
When account number and sort code were known then it was pretty fast. And I mean it: FAST!!!
2 pages application form submitted at 11:02. Then they were supposed to reply within 24 hours with full pre-filled application (about 20 pages). But email landed at 11:20. At 11:58 they confirmed receipt of full application and were supposed to give their decision within 48 hours. But they approved application and sent loan papers at 13:28 (so took them only 90 minutes to decide). Then after signing (electronically) loan papers they pay within 3 working days.
That’s how it should be when it is run properly. From initial application to actually getting the money within hours!!! No waitlist, no queue numbers, no tool for checking your number - just application form and then quick approval (or rejection) and job done. And no priorities for being Ltd., big, long-standing customer…