Venmo launches teen account service

Wednesday 24 May 2023 12:00 CET | News

US-based mobile payment service Venmo launches its new Teen Account solution in order to offer parents the possibility to open a debit card account for teenagers.

Following this launch, parents and legal guardians have the possibility to open a Venmo Teen Account for children that are in between the age range of 13 and 17 years old. The young adults will be able to send, receive, and spend their money with the guidance of their families. 

The new product was designed with built-in parental controls over the balance of their teenagers, with oversight capabilities and offerings as well. In this way, by connecting the teen account with the parents’ personal Venmo account, guardians will be able to monitor transactions, manage their privacy settings, as well as to send money to their children in a secure and more seamless way. 

Furthermore, the launch comes with a Venmo Teen Debit Card, which will allow teenagers to engage directly with the process of managing money and learn more about their financial status. 

US-based mobile payment service Venmo launches a new Teen Account solution in order to allow parents to open a debit card account for teenagers.

More details on the launch

The Venmo Teen Account will charge no monthly fees and is set to offer no-fee cash withdrawals at participating ATMs, through the teen debit card provided by the company. Parents will need to sign up their teen for the service, and the account will be automatically linked to the Teen Account balance. Moreover, guardians will have the capability to choose whether they want to give their children access to the sum of money in the Venmo application or not. 

Each parent Venmo Account can be used to monitor up to five Venmo Teen Accounts. They can also manage the account’s PIN, lock their children’s debit card, unlock the debit card, review their friend lists, as well as block users that interacted with the Teen Account if needed.  

The card comes in multiple colors and designs. Teens have the opportunity to track their own spendings while using the Venmo application, with the possibility of their account being eligible to receive Direct Deposits as well. This is set to enable funds to be paid directly from the Teen Account from an after-school job or part-time job. 

The Venmo Teen Account will be made available to select users from June 2023 and is set to be leveraged by a wider audience in the following weeks. The customers that qualify will see the option to create the account within the application immediately, as clients that are not part of the initial rollout can sign-up to be notified of when the new service will be available for them too.

Venmo’s strategy of development

In April 2023, Visa partnered with PayPal and Venmo in order to pilot Visa+. The collaboration focused on improving the way individuals and customers move money between different person-to-person digital payment applications. 

Visa+ did not require clients to have a Visa card for this service to be available to them. Instead, users that leveraged either application were enabled to receive and transfer payments swiftly and securely between the platforms after creating a customised payments address that was connected to their Venmo or PayPal account. 

Earlier in February, Venmo and Paypal were integrated into the accounting software package Quick Books Online. Following this incorporation, apart from Venmo and PayPal, customers that used Quick Books Online were also able to proceed to checkout and choose from a variety of payment methods. These included Apple Pay, debit cards, credit cards, and ACH transfers. 

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Keywords: product launch, online payments, debit card, mobile payments, payments , digital payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Companies: Venmo
Countries: United States
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