Pay Securely Online With Sweeten Payments

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An all-in-one tool for managing your renovation payments

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Sweeten Payments makes it simple, secure, and fast to pay your general contractor securely online, right from our website.

Until now, most contractors would only accept paper checks. You’d have to write a check, send it in the mail, and wait a week or more for the funds to clear. Contractors usually won’t start work before funds arrive in their account.

Our tool links directly to your bank account. It transfers funds to your contractor in 4 to 6 business days.

Benefits:

  • Make payments quickly and conveniently
  • Pay securely online right from your Sweeten dashboard. Your contractor’s payment requests will automatically appear in the order they’re due. When you’re ready, just click to approve the payment.
  • Take control of payment scheduling
  • Make partial payments at each major project milestone. Your contractor can begin the next stage of the project right away.
  • See your payment records at a glance
  • Check the status of all in-progress and completed payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will Sweeten Payments be available?

We’re launching Sweeten Payments on July 15, 2020. It will appear as a new tab on your Sweeten dashboard.

Do all Sweeten general contractors accept payments through the Payments tool?

The tool is new; contractors will have to set up their Payments accounts before they can receive funds. Ask your contractor  if they’re ready to receive Sweeten Payments. 

How do I sign up?

Go to the Payments tab on your dashboard and follow the simple instructions. We’ll ask you for some basic information, and then ask you to upgrade your Sweeten password for improved security. We’ll then ask you to link your bank account, with a simple, secure interface.

How will my bank account and personal information be protected?

Sweeten will never see your account information or social security number. Your contractor will also never see your account information or social security number. We work with a 3rd party payment system that is built around security and privacy. It uses strong, end-to-end encryption for all transactions.

Do I have to keep funds in my Sweeten Payments account?

No. We transfer the funds directly from your bank. You’ll only see a balance in your Payments account if we’re unable to deliver a payment to your contractor.

Can I link Sweeten Payments to my credit card?

Currently, Payments can only link to a bank account. It’s usually not possible to pay for a renovation with a credit card—most contractors only accept paper checks when you pay them directly.

Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget,  and scope. Follow the blog, Sweeten Stories, for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation with Sweeten.

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