How does Braid Work?

Start a Braid Pool

Start a Braid Pool

Use the pool to collect money for your next trip.

Share your Pool Link to collect money

Share your Pool Link to collect money

Anyone can contribute with the Pool Link, no Braid account is required.

Spend from the pool

Spend from the pool

Every Braid Pool comes with a free debit card. Use it to pay for airfare, accommodations, dining, etc.

A dedicated place to pool money for travel funds

All your travel needs are covered in one pool

Start and grow your travel fund in a Braid Money Pool. Easily pay for trip expenses, like airfare, accommodations, transportation, dining, excursions, souvenirs, and more!

Pool Links make collecting money easy

Anyone can contribute with a debit or credit card, no sign-up is required. Invite people to give money as a birthday gift, holiday gift, etc.

Personalize your Pool Link

Add custom text and images to let contributors know what you’re collecting money for.

Braid Pools are a better way to pool money

It’s easy to pool money and spend it with Braid. Invite travel companions to manage and spend the travel fund with you. 

See contributions as they happen

Get optional alerts whenever someone contributes to your pool.

Spend from your pool with a free debit card

Use it wherever MasterCard is accepted. Add it to Apple Pay or Google Pay for contactless payment.

Braid is safe and secure

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

All payments 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

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Does Braid charge fees?