How does Braid work?

Start a Braid Pool

Start a Braid Pool

Use the pool to collect rent money from roommates or partners.

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Collect rent payments

Roommates can download Braid and connect their bank accounts to add rent money directly.

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Pay from the pool

Every Braid Pool comes with account and routing numbers. Use them to pay rent or use the Braid debit card for utility bills.

An easier way to split rent payments

Screenshot of Braid Pool with Braid Debit Card

Braid Pools do what you need them to

Braid Pools are a smart way to collect, manage, and split rent payments. Roommates can download Braid and add rent money with free bank transfers. You can invite them to manage pool funds with you. 

See contributions as they happen

Get optional alerts whenever someone contributes to your pool. Send reminders so roommates pay their rent on time.

Spend pool money with the free debit card

Use the Braid card in-person or online. Add it to Apple Pay or Google Pay for contactless payment.

Screenshot of pools for shared expenses

Create pools for every shared expense

Set up separate pools to simplify shared expenses. For example, create pools for utility bills, groceries, group purchases, and more. 

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Braid is Safe and Secure

We use best-in-class security and compliance practices to keep your money safe and your personal data private.

All payment and personal information are encrypted end-to-end using SSL 256-bit encryption.

Get spending notifications from your pools, and freeze your debit card anytime in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Braid?
How do I pay for rent out of the pool?
What is the difference between pool members and contributors?
Does Braid charge fees?