Adding your bank account is the next step in having full control and visibility over your business expenses! As Bento cards can only be used if you have an available balance in your Bento account, you'll need to link and verify a bank account in order to initiate a fund transfer.
We offer two different methods for connecting a funding source:
Instant Account Verification
This is the recommended method for linking and verifying your bank account. Start by searching for your bank or credit union, then selecting the financial institution with which you bank. You'll be prompted to enter your online login credentials for the selected bank or credit union.
If you do not remember your online banking login credentials, try opening a new browser window and navigating directly to the login page for your financial institution. From there, you can request a password reset or additional account login assistance from your financial institution. Once you have regained access to your online bank account, come back to Bento to enter in your banking credentials.
Please be assured that the online banking credentials you enter through the Instant Account Verification method is protected by 256 bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to keep your information safe and secure.
Once you've successfully validated your online banking credentials, your funding source has been verified and you're all set to initiate your first fund transfer!
This method is available as an alternative if your bank or credit union is not currently supported through Instant Account Verification or you do not have online banking access with your bank or credit union. By selecting this method of bank account verification, you will be prompted to enter your bank account routing and account number. Please keep in mind that the account being linked must permit ACH debit transfers out of the account, otherwise any fund transfers initiated from this account will fail.
Once you've entered in your bank account and routing numbers, 2 small deposits will be sent to this account within 1-2 business days. When you see these two deposits on your bank statement, come back here to Bento to enter the deposit amounts. If the deposit amounts are entered correctly, your bank account will then be verified and you'll be able to initiate your first fund transfer!