FAQs

You are eligible for a Capital on Tap Business Credit Card if:

  • You are an active director of the company or majority shareholder of 25%+ ownership. If neither of these titles matches your role within the company we will unfortunately not be able to accept your application
  • Your business is registered as a private limited company (Ltd) or limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • You and your business are based in the UK
  • Your business has a turnover of at least £24,000 per annum
  • You have no unsatisfied CCJs against you or your business in the last 12 months
  • If you answered yes to all the above, click here to complete an application

With the outbreak of Coronavirus, we understand that some purchases related to events or travel have been impacted.

There may be occasions when we can recover funds by raising a dispute if:
the Merchant is unable to provide you with the goods/ services for which you have paid with your Capital on Tap card; and/or the Merchant is unwilling to assist you and/or refused to issue a refund.

Should the above be the case, we will dispute the transaction(s) accordingly, but the outcome of the dispute will depend on the circumstances and the reasons for the dispute.

Am I eligible to dispute a travel-related transaction?

If you cancel your trip prior to being advised by the Merchant to do so and the Merchant is still willing and able to provide the service, it is unlikely that you will have valid grounds for a dispute. This may even be the case if the Government advice recommends against travel (subject to certain criteria to be met);

If the Merchant cancelled your trip and is refusing to refund you, and/or assist otherwise, we may be able to recover your funds, subject to written evidence to support your claim.


Will I be covered for any consequential losses?

We can only attempt to recover specific transactions which were made using your Capital on Tap card, subject to the evidence provided by you, as well as the circumstances under which you are raising the dispute.
Will I get my funds back straight away?

A dispute can take up to a month, in some circumstances even longer; however, dependent on the nature of the claim, the dispute may take two weeks or less to resolve. In some instances, the Merchants may challenge yours and our reasons for the dispute, which can extend the resolution date. In any event, we will keep you informed and reach out to you for more information if necessary;

We will refund you upon successful completion of your dispute and it is imperative that you continue making at least minimum monthly payments to your account whilst the dispute is ongoing. The refund will be inclusive of any associated interest fees if any were charged on the disputed amount(s).


Do I need to do anything first?

You must attempt to resolve the issue with the Merchant first (written evidence will make your case stronger) and if the Merchant is refusing to assist, and/or disregarding your attempts to resolve, please forward all correspondence onto us;

(travel-related) IF your booking/purchase was ATOL protected, please contact ATOL. If ATOL are unable to assist you, please send us written evidence of this;


IF your booking/purchase was insured, please contact your Insurer first. If your Insurer is unable to assist you, please send us written evidence of this.


I think I have grounds to request a transaction dispute, what should I do next?

Please contact our Disputes Team at disputes@capitalontap.com, by providing all of the below (copies only where applicable):

  • Transaction Details:
  • The date of the transaction;
  • The name of the Merchant;
  • The amount(s);
  • Original invoices / receipts / e-mails / booking confirmations / etc;
  • How much you are disputing (full or partial amounts);
  • A detailed description of what has been purchased (i.e., flights only, accommodation only, flights and accommodation, some activities to do whilst at the destination, etc);
  • An explanation of why you feel you have grounds to dispute the transaction(s) (i.e., a timeline of events leading up to a dispute, supported by written evidence where applicable);
  • Any other evidence you deem supportive of your dispute.

The daily withdrawal limit is 2 transactions, with a maximum cumulative value of £400.

We do have some restricted merchant categories that we cannot authorise due to the nature of funding that we provide (for businesses).

We currently don’t support spending at a small number of merchant categories in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. Examples include gambling-related activities, securities brokerage services, fines, wire-transfers and purchasing foreign currency. Thank you for your understanding.

Yes we run searches on your personal and business credit files when reviewing your application. The search on your personal file is soft, and the search on your business file will be visible to other funders.

We do apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused you. Please be aware that even though you have an active arrangement, you may still be receiving automated communication from us regarding the arrears on your account. We are FCA regulated and we are unable to pause this communication at this time. Thank you for your understanding!

Yes, you can block ATM transactions on all cards. Click on the  'Cards' page in your portal, select the card and update the 'ATM Withdrawals' permissions. 

We can cancel a specific upcoming payment up until two business days prior to the payment due date. If you are trying to cancel a payment within two business days of your due date, we will be unable to cancel it for you. However, you will be able to give your bank a quick call and ask for this to be cancelled. Please specify that you wish to cancel this payment only and not the whole mandate.

We do not currently have the option to update payment due dates, however, this is something we want to introduce in the near future.

You can switch your repayment option to weekly full balance repayments if you’d like to repay more regularly. If you opt in, we'll schedule a Direct Debit every Monday. The payment will be collected every Thursday and your Capital on Tap account will be updated the following business day once the payment has cleared.

In the meantime, if you'd like to talk to us about your upcoming payment just give us a call on 0208 962 7401.

Yes! In order to draw down your funds, you must have a valid Direct Debit in place. You can draw down the funds via the Dashboard on your online account. The funds should usually reach your account within minutes but can take up to a maximum of two hours. Please note drawdowns will always incur interest on a daily basis until repaid in full.

Yes, you can. We conduct these periodically for all accounts, but if you’d like a limit review you can get in touch with us. When we complete a limit review we may run searches on your business credit file to determine your eligibility, similar to those that we ran when you first applied. 

You can have an unlimited number of employee cards on your account and can set individual spending limits on each card, from the Cards page on your portal.

All Capital on Tap Business Credit Cards allow contactless payments.

You'll be able to use contactless anywhere where both VISA and contactless are accepted.

If it's not accepted, you can use Chip & PIN instead.

In 2021 the contactless limit increased to £100 per transaction.

When you've used contactless several times in a row or spent £300 since you last entered your PIN, you'll need to re-enter your PIN.

The simplest way to pay is by Direct Debit, but you can also make a debit card payment from the portal, a bank transfer (BACs) payment, or a balance transfer at any time. Please be aware balance transfers may result in an internal credit review.

We are unable to accept payments from credit cards or other credit facilities.

If you’re unhappy with any aspect of your experience with us, we want to know about it. We want to make it right for you if we can, and we want to make sure that what’s displeased you won’t happen again.

 

How do I raise a complaint?

We’d love to chat about it with you, so for the fastest response, please give our team a call on 020 8962 7401.

Otherwise, you can chat to us via live chat during business hours, or drop us an email and we’ll aim to get back to you within one business day.

Our Team is available 24/7 and if they can’t resolve your concerns at first contact, they’ll refer you to a Specialist who will investigate and get back to you.

We do welcome your feedback via post, however, we will respond faster if this is given to us via call, chat, or email

 

What should I include?

As much information as possible, as this will help us to resolve your concerns. At a minimum, please include the contact details that we hold for you on file, what led to your complaint and your desired resolution.

 

What is the Complaints Process?

When you raise a concern with our Customer Service Team they will do their very best to iron out any issues right there and then.

If you’re not satisfied at this point, or if we need to investigate further, we will be in touch within 3 business days either with a resolution, or a request for more time to investigate your Complaint. We’ll keep you updated at this point!

If we are unable to mutually resolve your complaint within 3 business days, or at your request, we will escalate to a more formal process. The FCA allows us up to 15 business days to reach a resolution on complaints. In very rare cases this can be extended to 35 days, but we will always endeavour to resolve your complaint as soon as possible.

If we have been unable to resolve your complaint within the maximum time frame allowed, or you remain unsatisfied at this point, we’ll let you know how to escalate your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), who can help investigate and arbitrate on behalf of you and us.

 

Can I go straight to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)?

We always endeavour to resolve any of your concerns internally. However, if you remain dissatisfied after having followed the procedure set out in our Complaints Policy, you have the right to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service if you are an eligible complainant.

Their details are as follows:

Address: Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR

Email: complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Website: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9123


FOS consumer leaflet: https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/publications/consumer-leaflet.html

 

How do you record my Complaint?

In line with our regulatory requirements, we will log each complaint. Please view our Privacy Policy for further details on how we store and use information held about our customers.

 

Complaints Publication Report

Firm name: New Wave Capital Limited

Group: (if applicable): N/A

Other firms included in this report (if any): N/A

Period covered in this report: 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023

Brands/trading names covered: Capital on Tap

 

Number of complaints opened by volume of business

           

Product / Service

Provision (at reporting period end date)

Intermediation (within the reporting period)

Number of complaints opened

Number of complaints closed

Percentage closed within 3 days

Percentage closed after 3 days but within 8 weeks

Percentage upheld

Main cause of complaints opened

Credit Related

-

-

1468

1404

-

-

39.2%

-

We do not accept payments from a PayPal account. You can, however, make a debit card repayment at any time via the 'Payments' page on your portal.

You can use your Capital on Tap card almost anywhere in the world, and at any seller who accepts VISA. Better still, we don’t apply any charges or commission on those transactions above the base exchange rate, and you don’t even have to notify us of your trip abroad!

However, there are a few countries where you can’t use your Capital on Tap card in compliance with our obligations under national and international law. These restrictions are updated regularly in response to legislation and are subject to change.


At present, the countries we don’t support are Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo (Democratic Republic), Cuba, Ethiopia (the Federal Democratic Republic of), Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iran (Islamic Republic), Iraq, Korea (Democratic People's Republic), Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria Arab Republic, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

We may also occasionally restrict spend on your card where we believe doing so would protect you from unauthorised usage, or would be necessary for compliance with our regulatory obligations.

What will happen?
Any transactions will be automatically declined. We will endeavour to contact you to inform you of the reason why your payment was declined and may attempt to call you if we require any additional information. In case your card recently declined and you did not spend in any of these regions, please head over to our Card Decline Checklist to find out why!

Yes! Our Android app is available to download from the Google Play store here and our iOS app from App Store here.

 

We're always looking at how we can offer better terms to our customers. We check-in on how you've been using your account regularly to see if we can offer you a higher credit limit and/or lower interest rate. As well as making timely repayments, we review all available credit and affordability information to ensure we are lending responsibly. These reviews are performed automatically and we'll be sure to drop you an email if we've been able to improve your account!

Check your eligibility with the quick one-page online application. Click here to submit a few pieces of information about you and your business. 80% of our customers receive a decision within 2 minutes!

You can change the details by logging into your customer portal and heading to ‘your account’. If you are unable to update online, please give us a call on 020 8962 7401.

Just head to your Customer Portal and to the 'Cards' page. Follow the instructions there to change your PIN.


Don't forget to visit an ATM and complete a balance enquiry to finalise the PIN change.

You can change your repayment option at any time via your online account. Simply login and head over to the 'Payment' page.

Please note, if you want to update your repayment option for the billing period you are currently in, this will not work. Changing your repayment option will come into effect for your next billing period. 

If you need to change your repayment amount for your current billing period, please call our operations team on 02089627401.

You can see your total outstanding balance, as well as your available balance on the Dashboard of your portal at any time.

You can currently connect your Capital on Tap account to Xero, FreeAgent and Sage!

Simply follow these steps:

  • Login to your Capital on Tap portal by clicking here
  • Head to the Accounting page
  • Click Connect under your chosen platform
  • Log in to your Accounting Platform’s login page

To get in touch please click the chat bubble at the bottom right of this page. Alternatively, call us on 020 8962 7401.

For a clean disconnect, we recommend disconnecting your Capital on Tap account from your chosen accounting platform’s portal. You’ll be able to reconnect at any time via your Capital on Tap portal!

It’s simple:

  • Log in to your Capital on Tap portal by clicking here
  • Head to the Accounting page
  • Click 'Export' under your chosen platform 
  • Choose your start and end date
  • Click 'Export' and your data will download - it’s best to do this using a computer

We will send you an email on the last day of your billing period letting you know when your Direct Debit is due. You will also be able to view this information on your portal.

In order to log in to your account simply select the 'Login' button on the top right-hand side of our website. You will then need your email address and password in order to log in.

If you are a Business Rewards Credit Card customer, you can redeem your rewards points for Avios via the Rewards page on your portal, you just need your British Airways Avios account details to hand!

If you're not already a Business Rewards Credit Card customer, you can check the details out here.

You can redeem your points via the 'Rewards' page on your portal.

You can redeem your Rewards points as an e-gift card via the ‘Rewards’ page on your online portal. Choose ‘Redeem for e-gift cards’ and choose your preferred retailer. 

We're so glad you want to refer a friend! If you would like to refer a friend please use your unique link  available in your online account, or get in touch via our online chat or give us a call on 020 8962 7401 so that we can provide your unique referral code.

To complete an online purchase, please select the correct card type and ensure you use your business address as the billing address. Please then complete all other required fields online, all of which can be found on your Capital on Tap card.

The merchant will usually need your name, your 16-digit card number printed on the back of the card, the expiry date and the card type which is Visa Credit. The expiry date is shown as the 'Valid Thru' or 'Expires/Ends' date. They may also request your CVV number, which is the last three digits on the signature strip of the card.

Some of your transactions may be authorised using a One Time Passcode (OTP). Please remember to never share your OTP over the phone, not even with a Capital on Tap employee.

Simply log in and head over to the 'Transactions' tab. Here you can download your statement as a PDF or CSV file. You are also able to view details of your next payment on the 'Repayments' page.

Additionally, we will email your statement at the end of each billing period.

We collect payments via Direct Debit each month. Make sure you have your Direct Debit set up on your account, and we'll take care of the rest!

Modulr is required by law to use a process called Safeguarding to protect customer money. This means they ensure that 100% of the funds they receive in exchange for e-money are safeguarded on receipt, meaning that these are segregated from all other funds that they hold and they cannot be used for any other purposes. 

This is completely separate from the additional funds that Modulr holds to meet its corporate obligations and run its business. 100% of the funds they safeguard must be held in specially designated client accounts at credit institutions (banks) or the Bank of England.

We offer several repayment options:

  • Full balance 
  • Minimum
  • Fixed Amount 
  • Weekly full balance

As long as you are paying at least the minimum amount each billing period, you do not need to make an early repayment.

However, if you opt in to weekly full balance repayments a Direct Debit will be scheduled every Monday. The payment will be collected every Thursday and your Capital on Tap account will be updated the following business day once the payment has cleared.

You can repay via debit card at any time via your online portal. Simply login and head over to the 'Payments' page.

Your card will be delivered to you within 3-5 business days from the completion of your account setup.

If it hasn't arrived by the 6th business day, please get in touch.

You are able to make up to 50 transactions per day on your Capital on Tap Business Credit Card.

Your funding costs depend on your interest rate and how long you want to borrow the funds for. Rates start at 1.21% per month. We continually review accounts to see if we can provide better interest rates or higher credit limits. We'll be in touch with you if we are able to do this.

There are no joining, monthly or annual fees with our standard Business Credit Card! You'll even earn rewards points that you can redeem for cashback for free with this card.

You can upgrade to our Business Rewards Credit Card if you would like the ability to redeem rewards points for cashback or Avios. The annual fee for our Business Rewards Credit Card is £99.

We have three different repayment options to suit your preferences:

You can select a monthly Minimum, Fixed Amount, or Full Balance repayment option. These will vary month on month depending on your outstanding balance. In the event that your balance is less than the Minimum Monthly amount, the remainder of your balance will be taken.

Please visit the 'Payments' page of your portal for more detail, or to make changes. You can change your repayment option at any time, however, you will need to change this before the end of your current billing period in time for your next payment due date.

Once we've completed the set up of your account, you can activate your card via the Portal and start spending straight away. Or if you prefer, you can draw funds directly into your nominated business bank account!

We have partnered with The Finance Exchange, a professional team of business advisers, many of whom are qualified accountants and all of whom have an ability to quickly understand a business and its challenges. Services include lending advisory and debt advisory projects, working alongside businesses to help identify and solve problems which may be constraining their growth, reducing their profitability and impairing their financial performance.

They are an independent third party with a focus on solutions and objectives which are not only achievable but acceptable to all stakeholders, including shareholders, directors and lenders.
Please email us on contact@capitalontap.com using 'The Finance Exchange' or 'TFE' in the subject line so we can request a call back from TFE to discuss your options or go on TFE website here for further information.

We know that many businesses are facing difficult decisions. If you believe you are going to struggle to make future repayments as a result of business closure, please get in touch with us at 020 8962 7401. We have a range of solutions designed to help you through this time and will work with you to look at what steps we can put in place to help.

If you are having issues logging into your online account please make sure your username and password are correct. If you have forgotten your password, please use the 'Forgotten Password?' option.

If you are still having issues please contact our Operations team.

Sometimes, we'll ask you to complete our identity verification process using a Passport or Driving Licence. We recommend completing this on your mobile phone by logging in to your portal and following the steps.

If you are having issues submitting your photo please check you have followed the online instructions and that your ID document is in date.

You will receive an email with the outcome of every submission. Please make sure when you reattempt you follow the email instructions. If you are still having continued problems give us a call on 020 8962 7401.

Don’t worry. Please contact us on 020 8962 7401 to speak to one of our agents who will be able to find a solution for you. 

Go to the Login page and click 'Forgot password?' in order to reset your password. A reset password link will be sent to your email address.

Refer to: Am I eligible to dispute transactions impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

If the expected delivery date has passed, or if no delivery date was agreed and it is 15 days from the date of the transaction, please contact the supplier. If you are unable to resolve this with the supplier or have any further queries please contact us on 020 8962 7401.

If you’re concerned about travel disruption, you can check your travel provider’s website – many of them have put useful information on there to help their customers.

If you are abroad when plans change, you can contact us without incurring any international dialling charges by using our chat feature available on our website.

If you're having difficulty using your card abroad, call us on 020 8962 7401.

Don't worry - you can use the drawdown option that can be found on your Dashboard to send these funds to the bank account we have on file for you. Just to confirm, if you draw down the exact amount you are in credit for, there will be no interest charges. If your drawdown exceeds that amount, there will be the usual interest charge at the end of your billing period.

If your card is lost or stolen, please log in to your online account and either freeze your card or report your card lost or stolen as soon as possible.

Please check your transaction history on your Activities page to make sure there are no transactions you do not recognise.

If there are no unauthorised transactions you can reissue your card online to your home address. Your new card will take 3-5 business days to arrive and you will need to activate it online.

If you do have unrecognised transactions please give us a call immediately on 020 8962 7401.

For security reasons you have a limited number of times you can incorrectly type in your PIN before your card becomes blocked. If this happens please log into your online portal and view your correct PIN online via your 'Cards' tab. Please then go to any ATM and follow the PIN services option to unblock your PIN.

If you notice any transactions on your account that you do not recognise, please check the name of the merchant via a Google search. Please also ask any additional cardholders if they recognise the transactions.

If you still do not recognise the transactions, please log in to your account immediately, head over to the Cards page and freeze the card in question. Please then give us a call on 020 8962 7401.

We are proud to integrate with Xero, FreeAgent, Quickbooks*, *KashFlow, and *Sage. You’ll be able to export your Capital on Tap transaction data, and connect with your chosen platform.

Can’t see your favourite accounting platform on our list? Reach out to our team on 020 8962 7401 as we’re always looking to improve our product!

*Only compatible with exporting data.

We don't like charging late fees and recommend you contact us on 020 8962 7401 if you think you might not be able to make a scheduled repayment. In the event we can't reach you, your account may incur additional charges for late payment as outlined in your funding agreement.

You have several repayment options which you can update to suit your preferences. Our monthly repayment options are: 

  1. Full balance
  2. Minimum 10% of your outstanding balance, or £100, whichever is greater
  3. Fixed amount

In the event that your balance is less than the minimum monthly amount, your full outstanding balance will be taken.

The exact amount will vary month on month depending on your outstanding balance.

You can also select a weekly full balance repayment option. If you choose this option, we will schedule a Direct Debit every Monday and a payment for your full outstanding balance will be collected every Thursday. Your Capital on Tap account will be updated the following business day once the payment has cleared.

You can also repay at any time by making a debit card payment on the 'Payments' page of your account.

You can view your current PIN on your portal at any time. Simply sign into your account, head to the Cards page and click 'View PIN'.

This feature will give you a real-time view of your cash flow to make running a business simple and smart.

Connecting to your account will post all of your completed financial activity every 12 hours. This will include bank withdrawals, ATM withdrawal, interest charges, card payments, chargebacks, refunds, and reward redemptions.

The first time you set up the feed, we’ll sync all your previous transactions back to 01 April 2018. Pending transactions sync when they are cleared.

We know that many businesses are facing difficult decisions. If you believe you are going to struggle to make future repayments as a result of business closure, please get in touch with us at 020 8962 7401. We have a range of solutions designed to help you through this time and will work with you to look at what steps we can put in place to help.

You should only borrow money that you feel you can comfortably repay. We don't like charging late fees and recommend you contact us on 020 8962 7401 if you think you might not be able to make a scheduled repayment. In the event we can't reach you, your account may incur additional charges for late payment as outlined in your funding agreement.

Log in to your Capital on Tap account and visit the Cards page to activate your card. On this page, you'll also be able to view your PIN and request additional cards.

If you have received a card for your employee, please give this card to them to activate. 

They will have their own online portal where they can log in and activate their card. Once activated, they will be able to view their own transactions and track their spending. 

Pending payments are payments that we have authorised on our side but that have not yet been authorised by the merchant. If the merchant does not authorise the payment the funds should automatically be returned to your account after 7-30 days.

Our one-page application will ask for basic business and personal information. Please have your registered number to hand.

Once you’re signed up, we will review your application and check that your business complies with regulatory requirements. If all conditions are met, we will send you a Capital on Tap Business Credit Card to access your funds.

In some circumstances, we may require further information on your business such as business trading activity or the names and address of the additional business owners.

We will contact you within one business day via email if this is the case and inform you of any requirements in order to complete your application.

Your billing address is the business address registered to your Capital on Tap account. You can check this on your details page on the portal.

Your username is the email address registered on your account.

The fee for the Business Rewards Card is £99 per year. The card offers 1 point for every £1 of card spend, redeemable for 1% cash back or 1 Avios.

 

You can make manual repayments via BACS or debit card at any time. Simply login and head over to the 'Payments' page.

You will be able to use your card as soon as you have completed your account set up and have activated your card online.

Although we do not usually owe our customers money, this can sometimes happen. This is usually as a result of an overpayment, or if you get a refund for something which you’ve already paid off. 

Because Capital on Tap is not a bank, your account with us is not protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. 

However, we do take some steps to help protect any money we owe you. At the start of each business day, we put any money we owe to our customers into a separate bank account. That account is clearly labeled as customer funds, and is held in such a way that those funds would remain your property, even in the highly unlikely event of Capital on Tap becoming insolvent. 

In most situations when you pay the balance on your account you are paying us to settle an outstanding debt and the above process does not apply. But in any scenarios where we do owe you money, we take the above steps to ensure it is safe.

E-Money customers

If you are, or become, an e-money customer with us, any funds you send to us that exceed any amounts you owe, will be treated as e-money. We are licensed to hold your money by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an E-Money Institution, and as part of keeping it safe, we follow strict rules set out by the regulator.

We protect your money by placing it into a separate bank account, which is separate from the money we use to run our business. This is known as ‘safeguarding’ your money and allows for its safe return to you in the event that Capital on Tap goes insolvent or otherwise closes down.

We will refund the agreed amount within 5-7 business days from the point it was requested. The refund will be sent to the bank account we have on file for you or we will directly credit it to your Capital on Tap account balance, depending on what you have discussed with our team.

In the case where it has been more than 7 business days since you requested the refund, please do give us a call on 020 8962 7401. Thank you very much for your patience!

After your Direct Debit payment has left your business bank account, it will then clear by the end of the following business day and will be reflected on your Capital on Tap account at that time.

You can use your Capital on Tap card almost anywhere in the world, and at almost any seller who accepts VISA. Better still, we don’t apply any charges or commission on those transactions above the base exchange rate, and you don’t even have to notify us of a trip abroad! However, there are a few places that we don't currently support.

We currently don’t support spending at a small number of merchant categories in accordance with our terms and conditions. Examples include gambling-related activities, or securities brokerage services.

There are a few countries where you can’t use your Capital on Tap card in compliance with our obligations under national and international law. These restrictions are updated regularly in response to legislation and are subject to change. 

At present, the countries we don’t support are Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo (Democratic Republic), Cuba, Ethiopia (the Federal Democratic Republic of), Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong, Iran (Islamic Republic), Iraq, Korea (Democratic People's Republic), Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria Arab Republic, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

We may occasionally restrict spend on your card where we believe doing so would protect you from unauthorised usage, or would be necessary for compliance with our regulatory obligations.

What will happen?

Any transactions will be automatically declined. We will endeavour to contact you to inform you of the reason why your payment was declined and may attempt to call you if we require any additional information.

You can use your card to make purchases at almost any merchant worldwide that accepts VISA. You can also use your card to make withdrawals from a cash machine (subject to a maximum of £400 every 24 hours). Some customers may also have access to make cash withdrawls via their online portal. We may introduce restrictions or remove drawdown access via the portal at any time.

Please see FAQs above on selected restricted merchant categories (e.g. gambling) and which countries we don't support (e.g. Afghanistan, Belarus, Iraq).

Modulr is an embedded payments platform for digital businesses. It provides the digital infrastructure that enables customers and partners to integrate payment and account functionality directly into their own platforms, workflows and customer experiences.

Modulr is not a bank - it is an E-Money Institution (EMI). An EMI is an organisation authorised to issue e-money accounts and provide related payment services. Modulr is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

Modulr FS Ltd (FRN: 900573) is licensed as an authorised E-Money Institution (EMI) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This enables Modulr to issue e-money to its customers, hold customer funds in safeguarded accounts and provide related payment services to customers. Modulr Finance Limited (FRN: 900699) is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as an E-Money Distributor (EMD) Agent of Modulr FS Limited.

Payment services in the UK are subject to the Payment Services Regulations (PSRs). The PSRs apply to all payment services, meaning in relation to payment services, there is no difference in how Modulr and other payment service providers and banks are regulated.

The soft search on your personal file will not affect your credit score. The impact of the visible search on your business file will depend on how other lenders view the search.

There is no fee for exceeding your approval amount, however, you will no longer have available funds to spend once you have exceeded your limit. In order to increase your available funds again, please make a debit card repayment to reduce your outstanding balance back below your limit. Alternatively, you can wait for your next monthly payment to be taken by Direct Debit.

We will email your statements each month, on the day after your billing period ends. You can also access these at any time via your portal.

We will not send your funding to a PayPal account. Limited companies need a business bank account. Non-limited companies can provide a business or personal bank account.

1. Have you recently set up or cancelled your Direct Debit Mandate?

If you have recently changed your Direct Debit details, please wait for your bank to confirm the new mandate, which should take no longer than 24 hours.

If your mandate was recently cancelled, please reconfirm the same details on the Repayments page of your portal. If you need to update your mandate due to a bank account change, please give us a call on 020 8962 7401.

2. Did you freeze your card or do you have a spending limit set on your card?

Don't worry! This can be changed in the Cards tab of the portal.

3. Has your card been activated?

If you have not yet activated your card, please do so on the Cards page of your portal.

Please make sure you complete a chip and PIN transaction before using contactless for the first time.

4. Have you reached your contactless limit?

When you've used contactless several times in a row. We'll ask you to insert your card and use your PIN to make sure it's still you. This will happen when you've spent more than £300 on contactless since you last entered your PIN.

Inserting your card and using your PIN should always resolve this.

 

5. Is your limit being reviewed, or are you in the process of onboarding?

If yes, we will be in touch within one business day with an update on your account as it remains inactive while under review.

6. Does the merchant you are trying to pay fall into any of the restricted categories?

Some merchant categories are restricted, such as gambling, fines, wire-transfers or purchasing foreign currency.

7. Is the merchant you are trying to pay located in any of the following restricted countries?

Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo (Democratic Republic), Cuba, Ethiopia (the Federal Democratic Republic of), Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong, Iran (Islamic Republic), Iraq, Korea (Democratic People's Republic), Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria Arab Republic, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

8. Do you have an outstanding repayment on your Capital on Tap account?

If yes, please repay the outstanding amount at your earliest convenience via the Repayments page on your portal. If you are unable to make the payment then please get in touch in order to speak to our Collections team.



If none of the reasons above explains your recent card decline, please do feel free to contact us.

A Direct Debit will be scheduled every Monday with a payment for your full outstanding balance collected every Thursday. Your Capital on Tap account will be updated the following business day once the payment has cleared.

The amount will vary depending on your outstanding balance.

Preloading gives you the ability to add your own money onto your credit card balance, on top of your existing credit limit. This means you can increase your overall spending capacity and earn extra cashback rewards at 1% on every purchase with no caps. Get started now by adding money to your balance, then use your Preloaded funds together with your credit limit to maximise flexibility and rewards. You can learn more details about how Preloading works on our blog.

There may be times when a weekly full repayment Direct Debit isn’t scheduled. This may be due to: 

  • No outstanding balance / repayable balance on your account
  • Your account is not in good standing
  • Your billing period is close to its payment due date

Log into your online account, go to the ‘Payments’ page and follow the instructions to opt in to ‘Weekly Repayments’. Once you’ve done that, we will take care of the rest!

You can switch your repayment option at any time, but if you do so on Monday morning we may already have scheduled your Direct Debit for that week.

All monthly variable interest rates move in line with the Bank of England's Bank Rate (calculated on monthly basis) and can only change at the start of a new billing period. They are calculated by taking the Bank of England's Bank Rate at the start of the billing period and deriving a monthly bank rate which is added to the monthly cash/card business rate. Monthly variable rates start at 1.21%. We will not pass on negative bank rates. To see the latest Bank of England Bank Rate, check their website.

Yes, you have control over how much your employee spends per billing period, or per single transaction. Click on the 'Cards' page in your portal, select the card and update the relevant spend control.

Yes, as long as you’re an active director or shareholder of another limited company, to a maximum of two accounts.

If you apply, you may receive a message saying “It looks like you already have an account with us…”, this means that your application has come through for the correct team to review.

We will notify you with an update on your application within 2 business days.

We are sorry to hear that you are looking to close your account, and would love to receive some feedback on what has led to your decision. To close your account please email or call us to begin this process. While we can initiate account closure, accounts with outstanding balances must be paid in full before the closure process can be finalized, and your account will be suspended during this period . Remember, there are no fees to keep your Capital on Tap Business Credit Card account open if you have a zero balance. Please note: once the account closure process has begun, we are not able to stop this.

A linked bank account is an account linked with your Capital on Tap Business Credit Card account via open banking. Linking bank accounts is a secure way for you to voluntarily give Capital on Tap access to your financial information. This information is used to keep your details up to date and assess if you are eligible for automatic credit limit reviews. When you add a linked bank account we will check that you are the owner of that account and that you are authorised to link it.

We encourage customers to link all accounts that are relevant to your business to get the best offers. It’s easy to add a new bank account. Just navigate to the linked bank accounts page in ‘Your account’ in your online account and select ‘Add a new account’ or ‘Add another account’.

We don’t share your information with any other third parties except where required by law,  to meet regulatory requirements or as otherwise set out in our Privacy Policy. We use bank-level security and the latest technology to keep your data private and secure.

Connection to bank accounts is provided by Plaid, through an open banking connection to ensure a secure connection between financial institutions. Plaid works directly with banks to create secure connections that put you in control. You can revoke or renew the link to your account at any time.

Linked bank accounts allow us to learn more about your business to assess if you are eligible for an increase in your credit limit. 

When you link a financial institution to Capital on Tap, you choose the accounts with that financial institution or bank that will be connected. If you don’t want all of them to appear on your dashboard, you can choose them individually.

You can remove or unlink your external accounts. Just keep in mind that if you have multiple accounts from the same place, all of them will be removed. Simply navigate to the linked bank accounts page in ‘Your account’ and select the institution you want to remove. Once selected you’ll see an option to remove the account.

You can have up to two Capital on Tap accounts if you meet certain criteria.

If you are an active director or shareholder of another limited company, you qualify for a maximum of two Capital on Tap accounts. 

When applying for a second account, you may see a message that you already have an account. This is normal during the review process. 

Within two business days, we will notify you about the status of your application. Please wait to hear back from us after applying again while currently having an active account.

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