Bank account details somewhere/anywhere
Hi. Liking this service so far.
Its nice keeping track of debts, however, it is not much use not knowing how to pay it. (Not everyone uses paypal).
In UK and Australia, someone just needs bank account details to do a transfer. Would be nice either to have one or all of the following:
1. My own account details available for my friends to see. Even if not in their own fields, maybe in a "other info" memo type field.
2. Or be able to put my own comments on my friends so I can make a note of their account details. (or if I think they arent good at paying back)
3. When the expense is added... to explicitly send a custom email out to the involved people with my bank account details
I understand that it can be hard trying to look at expenses from different granularities, ie "how much in total do I owe this person" vs "how much is owed for this expense" vs "how much for this group for this person"
Keep up the good work!
Storing bank account #s is unfortunately tricky, as there are some serious security concerns around bank #s here in the US and in some other countries. Still, we’d like to do it if possible. It’s not on our roadmap yet, but we’re definitely considering it for the future.
Sebastian Steenbuck commented
It would be great, if one could provide settlement information in the profile.
Like (all free form):
IBAN EUR: XXXXX
IBAN CHF: YYYYY
TWINT: 49453265 (mobile p2p payment option)
This suggestion is about removing the friction of communicating the different channels people can use to send actual money around, not about integrating any of the channels with splitwise.
Florian Raffl commented
how about to add just an info box to a friend? i talk about a little textbox to add some info (like bankaccount) to a friend. Is this possible?
Arnav Maiti commented
We have a few groups on splitwise where we settle things up, be it for colleagues, drink buddies or trek mates. The problem is we normally expect a single bank account where the money would be sent and then it would be distributed to the people who would receive it. The only place where the data can be put is on the "Whiteboard" tab. However, the tab is not easily visible and causes a lot of confusion among people. Can we rather have an availability of sticky notes that can be added to the top of the group that can have certain information for the group members?
What about a link to PayPal accounts?
Venkata Praveen Palacharla commented
additional profile information
Johannes Wagner commented
Hi there. I'm new to Splitwise. It's such a cool concept, but I find it odd that there is no field in the user to just add you bank details for when you owe someone, since it is a PAYING BACK APP!
Bonus would be a field to specify how you would like to be paid, i.e. Cash, Direct Bank Payment, etc.
allow users to add bank account details, so friends can copy it from the platform, and make sure it is mentioned in the exports.
So you don't need to ask your friends for their account numbers (of course, with high privacy mesures)
providing/display bank account details
Anshul Rathi commented
Add a support to settle account thru splitwise only - direct Financial Institution deposit facility
Even every Financial Institution having this central facility to send money in other account like chase quick pay - popmoney.com etc ..
Madhusmita Dash commented
Splitwise doesnot link bank account but at least it can provide an option to save bank account numbers of the contacts. Everytime I have to settle with my friend through internet banking for example, I have to ask for account number, would be better if I directly found it on Splitwise.
Daniel Coelho commented
This group description field would serve for example to write the IBAN or paypal accounts of the payers. Ideally, this info should be on each personal profile hidden. Then the person would chose to whom would like that the details are visible.
It's just a description field, although IBAN or paypal details are public, you are not responsible for what people write in the descriptions.
Make it simple!
Karthik Shivashankar commented
In india we are going through a revolution of less-cash society. With this in mind, we should be able to add account details (UPI in India) of the person which would be available within the group.
For safety, a user can add only his own account in Splitwise and selectively make it visible in his groups.
This would help us to settle payments through online transfer with details in Splitwise. At present we send account details on Whatsapp.
I think it would be great if there is an option to add files to the group which has account details of all the group members.
Asking bank details everytime is stupid and annoying !
There is nothing tricky by adding a PAYMENT INFORMATION field where user can explain how they can be paid. No security issue at all as it's only public information
Natalie Lauwers commented
It woud be practicale that a friend can give hus accountnumber somewhere in the app....
Łukasz Es commented
if it is tricky please leave a blank fields for any additional information about the user- visible for friends, and allow friends to copy that info. so simple as that .. this app without bank account number is so less useful
similar to how mint.com does it, it would be great to be able to have a feed of my bank transactions and easily be able to approve or ignore transactions to post to splitwise.