Step-by-step guide for creating your account as a Registered Business


After downloading, installing and opening the Tide app, you will be presented with the Tide welcome screen. Tap Get started to begin the registration process.

To begin with, you will need to scan your ID or passport. To do this, place your form of identification on a level surface with good lighting and tap on the camera icon. If you’re having issues capturing a clear image, please refer to our guidance.

You will now be directed to a screen where all of your information has been populated from your ID. If any of the information is incorrect, you are able to edit it by tapping the edit icons. Tap Start ID check to proceed.

Once you have passed our identity checks, you will be shown this screen and will be able to proceed with registration.

Tide will automatically find all directorships registered to your name on Companies House. Once you have selected the company for which you would like to set up an account, tap Next to proceed.

You will arrive at a page displaying your registered company info. Please verify all details are correct, then tap Next.

After confirming your company details, Tide will look for all major shareholders. If your company has any major shareholders in addition to the person setting up the account, Tide will ask you for their address and date of birth. After completing these details, tap Next.

Confirm that all major shareholders, owning 25% or more of your company, are listed. If correct, tap Submit Details to proceed.

Tide will then perform KYC and sanctions checks on your shareholders and directors. Once these are complete, you will see the confirmation message below. Tap Final Steps to proceed to the final stage of the sign-up process.

Enter your email address, and UK mobile number, then take a selfie. Your selfie will only visible to you and the Tide team (if you ever need to recover your account). Once you have completed this, tap Next.

Check the boxes to indicate when you have read and agreed to the member terms and account agreement. Tap Next.

Create a 5-digit security code. You will need to input this security code every time you log in to the app.

You will be shown your Sort Code and Account Number, which you can begin using right away. You can expect your Tide MasterCard to arrive at your trading address within 3-5 working days.

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