Tide Business Loans

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  • Tide does not provide loans directly, but can match you with relevant partners. Find out what options are available and whether it could suit your business.
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  • Tide Start Up Business Loans logo

    Tide Start Up Business Loans

    • Start Up Loans is a credit product powered by the British Business Bank and backed by the British Government
    • It consists of a personal loan for business purposes that aims to support the creation and growth of new businesses
    • Minimum Turnover
      No minimum
    • Available Amounts
      £500 to £100,000*
    • Available Terms
      1 to 5 years

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Last updated on 28 June 2022.

Unlike some other business banking service providers, Tide doesn’t provide business loans directly. Instead, it matches you with partners who can potentially provide suitable credit solutions.

Available through Cashflow Insights in the Tide App, these credit solutions are chosen for your business based on your activity, and come in the form of business loans, government-backed Start Up loans and cash advances.

How can you apply for a credit solution through Tide? Who is eligible? And how much funding can you access? This page will answer those questions and more.

What is Tide Bank?

Tide is a financial services company that offers business bank accounts (provided by ClearBank) to more than 400,000 freelancers, small businesses, and scaling businesses.

It offers a variety of accounts, including a free option, Plus (Fees apply), and Cashback (Fees Apply)

From the Tide app, you can manage expenses, send pay and track invoices, and sync with your accountancy software.

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What products and services does Tide offer?

All Tide’s business loans services are provided by partner lenders through its Cashflow Insights platform.

Business loans

Business loans are a form of long-term funding solution that you could use to improve cash flow or grow your business. Tide’s partners offer a range of affordable options and flexible repayment terms depending on your needs.

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Start Up Loans

These government-backed loans currently allow every owner in your business to potentially borrow £25,000 (up to a maximum of £100,000 per business) at a fixed interest rate of 6% per year.

You can currently choose to repay the loan over anything from one to five years.

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Business cash advance

A business cash advance is a short-term funding solution that you repay as an agreed percentage of your card payments.

If you experience any uncertain trading periods, it may be possible to get some flexibility on your repayments. A business cash advance could be used to invest in things like additional stock or new equipment.

Other partner products

You could also apply for revenue-based finance loans, equity finance, and grant funding through Tide.

Can I get a small business loan with Tide?

Tide offers a variety of loans through its banking partners that can be tailored to the size of your business. It also allows you to access a Start Up Loan, which may be a suitable source of funding for small businesses.

Features of Tide business loans

  • Provided by Tide’s partners through Cashflow Insights in the Tide app
  • Tailored to your circumstances and based on your business activity
  • You can view your repayments within the Tide app
  • Various short term and long term loans available, as well as government-backed schemes

How do I apply for a Tide loan?

If you’re already a Tide customer, you can access Cashflow Insights from within the app. Cashflow Insights is both a credit solutions provider and a ‘personal business assistant’ that you can use to gain insights into, and control, your finances, as well as receive balance predictions 30 days in advance.

It’s this cash flow data that Tide uses to match you to the most suitable and affordable credit options for your needs.

To use Credit Solutions, just log into the Tide platform and select ‘Solutions’ to be automatically presented with all the finance options you’re eligible for.

If you’re not a Tide customer, you can connect any business current account to the Tide platform using Open Banking. Tide can then analyse your account activity, and provide insights and recommendations.

What do Tide customers say?

On Trustpilot, Tide has been rated 4.1 out of 5 based on 11,039 reviews.

On the App Store, the Tide: Business Bank Account has been rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 55,200 reviews. On Google Play, it has been rated 4 out of 5 based on 11,600 reviews.

This information is correct as of 21 June 2022.


While Tide doesn’t offer its own business loans, it does use its Cashflow Insights platform to match you with credit solutions from a variety of partners.

As these credit solutions are based on your financial data, you should be eligible for every single one.

It can analyse your cash flow data to gain insights and give you recommended actions that could help you manage your finances.

Using Open Banking, Tide can analyse the data from any business account, once given permission, to come up with personalised forecasts and tailored funding options.

Tide Business Loan FAQs

Does Tide lend money?

Tide doesn’t lend money directly to businesses. It uses the financial activity in your bank account to match you with the most appropriate partner lenders for your needs.

Is my Tide account a business account?

Yes, Tide is a business bank account that’s provided by ClearBank, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Services offered by this provider may change over time. Always check Ts&Cs.