Payments on Venmo may be declined for a few reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Your bank or card issuer is declining the transaction (outside of Venmo)
- The payment has triggered one of Venmo’s automated security flags
If you’re making a payment funded by a bank account, credit card, or debit card, reach out to your bank or card issuer directly (the fastest way to reach them is by calling the number on the back of your card). If your bank or card issuer is declining the transaction, Venmo cannot see specifics about the decline or override it.
You can also try using a different payment method for the payment, like a different card.
If you’ve checked with your bank or card provider, we recommend trying the payment later. If it’s urgent, try using a different payment processor like our parent company, PayPal.