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December 19, 2013
by John Kim

Settle Up with Instant

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Simple customers have come up with some creative strategies for transferring money between Simple accounts. For example, we’ve seen spouses and partners manage household expenses by splitting direct deposits. We’ve seen friends settle up bar tabs with cash from ATMs or by sending each other checks through our Send Money service. Our customers have gone to this trouble because they’ve loved using Simple, but we’ve always wanted to make this a better experience.

Instant transfer funds for flying home to meet family Share money anytime you need to, from the everyday to the day you finally meet the parents.

Now with Simple Instant, spouses, partners, and friends who are Simple customers will be able to instantly move money between accounts. No holds, no checks, no fees, no wait. Just your money, in an Instant, with all the ease you’ve come to expect from Simple.

How it Works

You can add another Simple customer to your Instant contacts with just their email address and phone number. Once they’ve confirmed the connection, you’ll be able to send and receive funds instantly. Two-factor authentication during confirmation adds an extra layer of security without slowing down the process.

If you use Simple with a partner, you can make sure money for bills and expenses is where it needs to be. Instant is great for shared financial goals—like plane tickets home for the holidays—which could otherwise be a pain to purchase jointly. Roommates using Simple can pay back their share of monthly rent the moment it’s due. Friends and co-workers can quickly settle up for lunches, drinks, tickets, dinners, and evenings out.

A Piece of the Big Picture

Part of our mission is to help you track the story of your transactions. We’ve introduced tools like photo attachments, memos, and hashtags to help you track and tell your spending story. When you use cash to pay back a friend, you’ve lost a part of that story. We want to help you enrich and store all of your transactions, small and large–from the great guac at the new Mexican place you found to the gift you bought for your new baby niece. Simple Instant helps bring even more of your financial story together.


Simple Instant is available on the web now, followed by iOS and Android support.