tide should have had supported Yodlee bank feeds from the very beginning - a basic analysis of your target market should have told you that (i.e. they are tech-savvy, using xero, freshbooks, etc.).
And the existing xero integration is completely flawed - how did it ever get past user acceptance testing? I certainly gave up on it after less than a few hours’ use.
I am currently reviewing accounting packages other than xero, with a view to making a decision before the end of my tax year. Even if tide ultimately sorts out this bank feed api thing, I’m probably going to be back where I started when I switch, right?
Of course, the real answer is Yodlee, isn’t it. Just like almost every other bank you can think of. I know tide likes it fancy 2FA (I like it too), but all tide has to do it set up a separate read-only web login for Yodlee’s scrapers (Santander do this). You could make this opt-in, and the problem is solved for all time.
Please add me you the list of people for early access to xero’s bank feed api, hopefully it will arrive before I take my business elsewhere. My account email address is as this account.