Check out this helpful guide for adding a bank account to Venmo.
To add a bank account to your Venmo account from a computer, click here and select "Link Bank Account" then follow the instructions:
- Go to the "Me" tab by tapping your picture or initials
- Tap the Settings gear in the top right then “Payment Methods”
- Tap “Add a bank or card...” and then select “Bank”
- Select your preferred verification method
If you choose to add your bank account manually, do not enter the check number that appears after your account number. This can cause transfers to fail or be rejected by your bank. Additionally, when you add your bank account to Venmo manually, we'll send microtransfers to your bank account to verify ownership (these will each be $1 or less). To avoid any overdraft or other bank fees make sure you have at least $2 in your bank account.
Once you add a bank account, we strongly recommend that you verify it before transferring funds or sending a payment. Venmo is not responsible for lost bank transfers as a result of incorrect bank credentials. Learn more about verifying your bank account on Venmo.
Why am I getting an error when I try to add my bank?
If you’re trying to add your bank account using instant verification, make sure you’re using the correct login information. There’s a limit to how many times you can attempt to add a bank account using instant verification in one day, so you may need to wait until the next day.
You can also try adding the bank account using manual verification, but keep in mind it takes at least 1 full business day to complete this verification process (and you can’t make payments from the bank account until it’s verified).
If you need to send a payment right away, try adding the debit card associated with your bank account instead.
My spouse/partner added our joint bank account to Venmo without issue. Why can't I add it too?
If you’re unable to add your shared bank account to Venmo, it’s possible that the feature isn’t available to you at this time. You can try adding the debit card associated with that bank account or have the other account holder contact us to trade ownership of the bank account on Venmo.