Company expense cards

Do expenses the smart way with our company expenses cards for up to 35 of your co-workers.

Business expenses made easy

You can order a Tide Expense Card for up to 35 people per account. This applies to your main account, as well as any other Tide accounts you have.

You’ll be able to set different spending limits for each team expense card – or have no limit at all.


Empower your team with Tide Expense Cards

Say goodbye to piles of paper

Make paper expense claims a thing of the past. Order up to 35 cards per account at just £5 per card per month. Allow your team to make purchases directly from your account.

  • All transactions are itemised per person
  • Bulk upload receipts via the Tide mobile app
  • Auto match receipts to transactions

Protect and manage access

Tide Expense Cards give your team more flexibility but are secure too. You have access to manage all your team’s cards directly in the Tide app.

  • Freeze and cancel cards
  • View and manage PINs
  • Order replacement cards

Set spending limits

Not only can you manage your team’s Expense Cards, you can set up and decide their spending limits too. Or opt for no limit at all, all within the Tide app.

  • Set up monthly spending limits
  • Set individual limits for each team member
  • Remove or amend limits in an instant

Track spend at a glance

View your team’s expenses, all in one place. With Tide’s company expense cards, you have easy access to see exactly who has spent what, allowing you to keep a hold on company costs.

  • Real-time updates via the Tide app
  • Automatic categorisation of transactions
  • Syncs with your accounting software

Customise transaction labels

Tide’s auto categories will automatically label your transactions, helping you to keep track of your purchases. Or customise your view by creating labels of your own.

  • All your transactions labelled automatically
  • Create your own categories in a single set up
  • Edit or disable category rules any time

Set spending limits on your company expense cards

Here's how to set up spending limits for your team in an instant.

Do expenses the smart way

Here at Tide, we’re always working on ways to make your finance admin easier.

Our Expense Cards help you spend more time doing what you love.
No more time-consuming admin like processing expenses and petty cash. And with no expenses claims to do, your team can stay more focused on work.


Simplify your company expenses

Tide Expense Cards are our company MasterCards for your Tide business account.

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Easier for your co-workers

Staff can make purchases from your account with their own company expense card. No need to fork out from their own pocket and then claim.

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Easier for your accountant

Attach receipts to transactions and sync your Tide account with your accountancy software.

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Easier for you

Simplify your company spending. Everything itemised per person. View in real-time. No need to process expense claims.

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Modern expenses solution

Allow your trusted co-workers to make purchases themselves and you gain more time to get back to doing what you love – growing your business. Why do expenses the old way?

Integrate Tide Expense Cards with your accountancy software

How to request Tide Expense Cards

You can request up to 35 company expense cards per Tide account.

  1. Open the Tide app

    You can request Tide Expense Cards both in-app and via Tide on the web.

  2. Go to More > Expense Cards

    If you can’t see the Expense Cards feature, go to the app store and check your Tide app is up to date.

  3. Enter your team member’s details

    We need this information so their spending will be logged correctly in your Tide app.

  4. Select the account(s)

    Choose one or more of your accounts for your co-worker to have their own Expense Card.

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    The Expense Card is on the way!

    If your team member passes our security checks, the smart blue MasterCard will arrive at your trading address within a week.

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Company expense card FAQs

Can I order an Expense Card for myself?

Expense Cards can only be ordered for your team members.

Can I edit my team members' spending limit as a one-off within the month?

Unfortunately not.  The way this works at the moment, you would need to edit your team members’ spending limit for one month and remember to change it back for the next month.

How can I edit my team members' monthly spending limit?

Simply open your Tide app, tap More > Expense Cards, and select the name of the team member whose limits you want to change.  You can do this anytime and as many times as you like.

How do I order Tide Expense Cards?

You can order company expense cards in the Tide app.

  • Go to More > Expense Cards
  • Enter your team member’s details
  • Select the account(s) for which you want your team member to have an Expense Card

If your team member passes our security checks, the card will arrive at your trading address within a week.

How much do Expense Cards cost?

Tide Expense Cards, our company expenses cards, are £5+VAT per calendar month. You’ll be charged £5+VAT per month for every Expense Card you’ve ordered (whether you activate it or not).

The fee is taken automatically from your Tide account on the fourth of each month.

If you’re a Plus member, 1 free Expense Card is included with your membership. If you’re a Cashback or Premium member, 3 free Expense Cards are included with your membership.

Please see our Tide Terms for full details.


Am I eligible for Tide Expense Cards?

If you’re already with us, you’re eligible to apply. 🙂

How many Expense Cards can I apply for?

You can order company expense cards for up to 35 team members per account.

If you have your Tide Expense Cards linked to sub-accounts, these count towards the overall account maximum of 35.

If you have more than one Tide account, you can have a maximum of 35 Expense Cards for each account.

How do I activate and manage Tide Expense Cards?

You can activate, manage and cancel your team’s expense cards in the Tide app. Go to More > Expense Cards

Why can’t I see Expense Cards in my More menu?

If you can’t see the Expense Cards feature, go to the app store and check your Tide app is up-to-date.

Who can manage Tide Expense Cards?

The main account holder manages all your company expense cards.

Tide Expense Cards are a step towards building full team access. For now, you’ll manage your Expense Cards through the Tide app belonging to the main account holder.

As the main user, you’ll fully manage access for your team – you can freeze and cancel cards, as well as share and hold PIN codes. And of course, you’ll be able to see who spent what.

How do I freeze a Tide Expense Card?

The main account holder can freeze or unfreeze individual or all company expense cards.

  • Go to More > Expense Cards
  • Select a person from the list and then you can freeze or unfreeze their Expense Card

How do I cancel a Tide Expense Card? What happens when I cancel a card?

  • Go to More > Expense Cards
  • Select a person from the list and then cancel their Expense Card

When you cancel an expense Card, you’ll be charged £5+VAT per Expense Card on the 4th of the following month. Any Expense Cards ordered within the same month will be billed on the 4th of the following month (there will be no further payment after that). There’s no pro-rata fee refund when you cancel an Expense Card.

Remember, if you have Plus membership, 1 free Expense Card is included.
And if you have Cashback or Premium membership, 3 free Expense Cards are included.

Can my staff view their expenses?

Not yet. We’re working on team access at the moment so your team members will soon be able to log in and look at what they’re spending.

As the main user, you’ll be able to set different levels of access for your team members.

As soon as this feature is live, we’ll email to let you know.

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