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Tide is the leading provider of UK SME business accounts and one of the fastest-growing FinTechs in the UK. We’re used by over 370,000 businesses and have raised over £200 million in funding. We’re just getting started!

Tide is transforming the business banking market. Our platform not only offers business accounts and related banking services, but also a comprehensive set of highly connected admin tools for businesses, such as full integration with accounting systems. Using advanced technology, all solutions are designed with SMEs in mind.

Tide is about doing what you love.

With quick on-boarding, low fees and innovative features, we thrive on making data-driven decisions to help SMEs save both time and money.

We’re also one of LinkedIn’s top 10 hottest UK companies to work for, one of the Sunday Times Fast Track Disruptors to Watch, winner of Best Use of Technology (Growth Finance Awards); Best Banking Provider (Contracting Awards); Innovative Product of the Year (Growth Finance Awards) and we’re listed in the Top 100 FinTech Disruptors and The Startups 100.

Company size:   1,001-5,000 employees
Industry:   Financial Services
Company Details
1 Appold Street

Tide has truly learnt how to get the best from its employees. Over the past two years, Tide has recognised the benefits of flexible working, which have been felt by both the business and employees; many employees have said that having the flexibility to work remotely has seen their productivity increase.

In May 2022, Tide implemented their new 'Working Outside of the Office Policy'. This has enabled them to attract and retain talent, not just by offering greater flexibility to our workforce but by being able to recruit from a larger area.

What we love about Tide: 

💡 Tide has created a comprehensive 'Working Outside the Office' approach to help employees understand the organisations approach to flexible working  

💡 Employees get unlimited in-country remote work and flexible out-of-country remote work for 90 days in a year

What's worth checking with Tide:

💡 Some roles may require employees to visit the office or participate in face-to-face team activities several times per month.

Articles about Tide: 

💡 Financial platform ​​​T​ide rolls out flexible work policy

💡 Introducing Tide’s New Working Outside the Office policy – a fully flexible workplace

Flexible Working Approach

When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit and large parts of the world went into lockdown in March 2020, we responded by creating our Working Outside the Office policy (WOO). This was established to enable Tideans to work outside of the office during the pandemic in locations that were right for them while adhering to local government restrictions. Being a global workforce, this could mean in the Tidean’s home country or from a different location altogether. Therefore this policy was named Working Outside the Office, or WOO for short, as it covered so much more than just working from home.

This flexible approach enabled Tide to not only function as normal in our mission to support small businesses during the pandemic, but to also grow and scale too. This can be illustrated by the fact that our headcount over the past two years has grown by 60% as we have expanded to become a truly global business.

The four key features of the WOO approach: 

As we know that happy and motivated Tideans mean they are at their most productive, our new Working Outside the Office approach has been created with 4 key features in mind:

1. Unlimited in-country remote work

Our updated WOO policy now gives Tideans the ability to work from anywhere within their assigned country or state. Alongside this, there will be no adjustment to salary if a Tidean should move to another region within their assigned country. Tideans will no longer be required to attend the office in their assigned country location for a designated number of days per month. This provides greater flexibility for Tideans to manage their own schedules and have time for family and other interests alongside work.

2. Flexible out-of-country remote work

We know that Tideans love to travel and see the world (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t after the past two years), so we’ve introduced the flexibility to travel and work around the world for 90 days per country each year. This means Tideans can combine holiday or visiting family overseas with remote working to enable them to spend longer in their chosen destination if they wish. All part of our mission to ensure Tideans strike the right work-life balance.

3. Great offices

Of course, we recognise that it’s great for Tideans to come together too, as our best work is done when people collaborate across teams. Spending time in the office is also an important part of Tide’s culture.

We’ve therefore invested in our offices to make them great environments for both connecting with colleagues and encouraging team-working. Our offices include comfortable meeting rooms, break-out areas for informal collaboration and regular Tidean lunches. Maintaining the health and wellbeing of Tideans is just as important, so we’ve introduced both a gaming area and gym into our London offices to provide space for downtime too.

4. Keeping connected

In addition to the investment into our office space, we are also committed to keeping Tideans connected in person by organising regular team gatherings and social events, both in-person and online.

Examples of the range of events we have organised include the Tidean Spring party for the whole company, the April Steps Challenge where the global Tide team was encouraged to collectively walk to reach a set target distance throughout the 30 days of the month, and even crazy golf events. As part of the new WOO policy, there will be an even greater emphasis on Tide events to help our teams to stay connected and build on the unique Tide team culture.

Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
Full-time: A full-time employee works between 35 and 40 hours per week, usually on a permanent contract.
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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London, UK
1 Appold Street
London, UK
1 Appold Street
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