Thanks for your reply, George. I take your points, though can’t unreservedly agree with all of them. To my mind, the ability to accept an international payment is key for a service marketing itself to SMEs. And even though standing orders fall into your ‘less requested’ box, I still feel that many current account users would expect this feature as standard.
Additional frustrations - including, for example, EasyJet treating the Tide card as a credit card for the purposes of fees, and train ticket machines not recognising the card for reservation collection purposes - also strike me as ‘non-SME friendly’. I’d put these features ahead of, say, TouchID on my ‘wish list’. But, hey, we’re not all the same.
I guess that my frustrations also stem, in part, from the fact that Tide’s current account is close to doing exactly what I want. And I’m all for giving the big banks a kick up the annual results, so would like to see Tide in full flow. So, I’ll continue to be (mainly) patient and see what washes up on the shore in coming months.
In the meantime, if you could get the invoice systems to automatically populate with the next numerical invoice number, that’d be lovely. Could we have that by tea-time, please?