Can you pay yourself on Venmo? Yes and no, which we’ll discuss later in the article. There are a few easy and free ways to send yourself money on Venmo that you already may know. First off, Venmo is one of the best Peer-to-peer cash transfer apps that makes personal transactions hassle-free.
To use Venmo, you need a bank account, debit, credit, or prepaid card under your name. You are given a unique Venmo id that your friends can see and use to send and receive money, and so can you.
But before we start, let’s try to know why you want to Venmo yourself
- You want to add funds to your Venmo.
- You want to use Venmo funds to purchase something or for a QR purpose.
- You don’t want to seek your friends’ help to reload your account.
- You do not have many options to reload your Venmo account.
There could be a lot more reasons why you want to Venmo yourself.
Can you send money to yourself on Venmo from the same ID or account?
Yes, you can send money to yourself by a different Venmo account; the app won’t sue you for this. You need to create a separate account with a different phone number or email id. Add your credit card linked to that account and send the money to another account.
However, you cannot Venmo yourself from the same account or ID because it is against the policy rules and regulations. First, you cannot create another account from the same email or phone number, as Venmo’ll catch you up at the signup. So technically, transferring funds between the same accounts is impossible.
Don’t lose your pecker up. We have some other ways that you can use to reload your Venmo account with ease.
Can you pay yourself on Venmo with a credit/debit card?
Yes, it is possible. If you have a Mastercard/Visa credit or debit card, you can reload your Venmo balance. Here is the caveat, you will be charged a 3% Credit card fee to deposit funds into your Venmo. However, there is no fee when you add funds via your debit card.
If you have not added any payment source to refill your account, first you’ve to add a payment source such as your debit card or credit card issued in the U.S and assigned under the same bank account.
Here is how to add a payment source to Venmo.
- Launch the app.
- Hit the menu bar icon located in the top right-hand corner.
- Now go to the settings.
- From there, tap “Payment methods.”
- Go down to the option “add bank or card.”
- Add debit or credit card by filling in the details.
- That’s it.
Note: You can add multiple cards and banks to your single Venmo account and add funds from any payment source.
How to move money into your Venmo account with a debit/credit or prepaid card.
- Launch the app.
- In the top right corner, Hit the menu bar icon.
- Now on the top, next to your Venmo balance, tap on the “Manage Balance” option in blue color.
- From the popup screen, select “Add money.”
- Now add how much you want to add and click on the Add Money green button.
It will pull out your bank, or you can choose the payment source you want to use. The funds may take 3-5 business days after the transfer is initiated.
Remember: if you use a credit card to add a fund, it will levy a 3% fee.
Pay yourself on Venmo with a Cash check.
Another way to add Cash to your Venmo balance is via Cash the check method. It’s a classy cash-checking feature that even most traditional banks don’t have. So if you have a check you want to use to deposit funds, all you need to do is snap a picture of your check from the sides, and it will process the transfer within minutes or 10 days (free option).
You may cash a check from $5 to any number up to $5000 a day. The total amount of checks you can cash is capped at $15,000 per month.
Here is how to cash a check to add funds to your Venmo balance.
- In the app, tap the Menu bar icon lurking at the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap on the Manage Balance option.
- The drop-down menu will pop up, now select the Cash a Check option.
- Confirm your identity by answering a few questions.
- Once confirmed, enter the check amount you’ve got from the source.
- Do not take a picture of the front and back of the check by clicking on the scan buttons (Allow camera permissions (if needed) and tap Next.
- Review your check details and select your deposit time frame and then confirm. That’s all.
If you don’t want to wait for 10 days, you can wish to choose “In Minutes” for a $5 fee.
Add funds to your Venmo via friends.
Almost 80 million people use Venmo, so it’s easy to discover someone around your proximity or friend circle to refill your balance. You can request money from your contacts or anyone by sending your Venmo tag, a unique code given to users to request money.
The money would go straight to your Venmo balance, which you can use to shop or transfer directly to your bank account without any fee.
(Note: You have to apply for a Venmo debit or credit card to get cashback and rewards when shopping at eligible merchants.)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can you Venmo yourself?
Yes, you can move funds from your one account to another account via Mastercard/Visa debit, credit, and prepaid card issued in the U.S
Can you pay yourself with a credit card?
Yes, you can fund your account with a credit card. There is a 3% fee for every transfer.
Wrapping it up
These are methods to help you pay yourself on Venmo. We have outlined all the vital steps you can follow to refill your account in various ways. Also, it’s worth noting that a credit card transfer may incur a 3% fee for both when you move funds to the app or any person’s bank account.