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Hey Venmo users!
Venmo processed over $230 BILLION in transactions in 2021.
A STAGGERING amount of money.
It makes you wonder –
How much money can you actually send with Venmo? Not billions obviously :).
- Weekly Venmo limit: If you haven’t verified your Venmo account, your weekly spend/send limit is $299.99. If you have verified your account, your weekly spend/send limit is a combined $6,999.99.
- Daily Venmo limit: There isn’t a specific daily limit. However, there is a “per transaction” limit of $4,999.99 for verified Venmo accounts.
Knowing what these limits are is important for obvious reasons BUT it’s only part of what you really should know when using Venmo.
WHEN do these limits reset or how do you increase your limits?
There are other limits you should be aware of.
In this blog post…
I’ll answer all of your questions about Venmo‘s limits and explain what happens if you exceed them as well as other IMPORTANT info that you should be aware of when using Venmo.
Venmo Limits – What are They?
Venmo limits are the MAXIMUM amounts that you’re allowed to send or withdraw using the app.
Not surprising – right?
There are DIFFERENT transaction limits for different types of transactions, and Venmo will let you know if you try to exceed them.
If you need to send more money than your limit allows, you can request a limit increase from Venmo (I explain how to request an increase later in this post).
What’s the Most Money I Can Send Using Venmo?
If you’re new to Venmo, you can send up to $299.99 per week.
Not very much is it?
Thankfully it’s easy to increase that amount.
Once you verify your identity, your weekly limit goes up to $6,999.99.
That includes payments to people, in-app and online purchases, and any other purchases made using your Venmo debit card or in-store QR code.
If you need to Venmo someone a large amount of money, you need to verify your Venmo account first.
I show you how later in this blog post.
What’s the Daily Limit?
Many are surprised to find out there ISN’T a daily limit when using Venmo.
There’s a “per-transaction limit” and a “weekly spending limit”.
That being said, if your Venmo account ISN’T verified, your daily limit is up to $299 (assuming you haven’t used Venmo throughout the week).
If your account IS verified…
The per-transaction limit is currently $4,999.99, so you can technically make as many transactions as you want as long as they don’t exceed that amount.
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What’s the Weekly Limit?
If you’re like most people, you probably use your Venmo account to pay your friends back for dinner or drinks.
Did you know that Venmo ALSO has limits on how much you can spend in a week?
If you haven’t verified your identity within the app yet, your weekly spend/send limit is $299.99.
If you have verified your identity, your COMBINED weekly spend/send limit is $6,999.99.
This includes person-to-person payments, in-app/online purchases, and any purchases made with your Venmo debit card or QR codes.
So if you’re planning on making a big purchase, be SURE to verify your identity first!
When Does the Weekly Limit Reset?
Have you ever been in a situation where you need to Venmo someone but you’ve already hit your limit for the week?
It can be frustrating, ESPECIALLY if you’re not sure when the limit will reset.
Thankfully, it’s not as complicated as you might think.
There ISN’T a set day or time when the weekly Venmo limit resets.
It’s based on when you made your initial transaction and resets 1 week from that day and time – aka a “rolling limit”.
If your initial transaction was on Wednesday at 10 pm, your weekly limit would reset the following Wednesday at 10:01 pm.
So next time you’re wondering when your limit will reset, just think back to when you made your last transaction and add 7 days. Easy peasy!
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What’s the Bank Transfer Limit?
If you plan to add funds to your Venmo FROM your bank account or to send money from your Venmo TO your bank account, it’s important for you to know what the limits are when doing so.
As a general rule of thumb, there is a $1,500.00 per week when using the Standard Add Funds method.
When transferring money from Venmo TO your bank account, you are limited to $999.99 per week if your account is not veified.
If it is verified, you can send up to $19,999.99 per week or $5,000.00 per transaction.
How Do I Increase My Venmo Limits?
The easiest and most effective way to increase your Venmo limits is to verify your Venmo account (if you haven’t already).
To Verify Your Venmo Account
- Step 1: Open Venmo and log in to your account.
- Step 2: Tap on the “Me” icon in the bottom right corner of the app.
- Step 3: Next, tap on the gear icon in the top right corner of the app to bring up your settings.
- Step 4: Scroll down and under the “Security” section tap on “Identity Verification”.
- Step 5: From there, just follow the on-screen prompts to verify your account.
Once you’re verified, you’ll be able to enjoy all the features of Venmo without any limits.
What If I Hit My Venmo Limit?
If you’ve hit your Venmo weekly or per transaction limit, you’ll need to wait until it resets to make any more transactions.
That means no more payments, no more sending money to friends, and no more using your Venmo debit card for purchases.
If you need to make a large purchase, there are a few things you can do.
First, you can try to split the payment up into multiple transactions.
If you’re trying to buy a $500 TV, you could Venmo $250 to the seller and then pay the remaining $250 with another method.
Second, you could ask a friend or family member to help you out.
They can Venmo you the money you need and then you can repay them later.
Just make sure to set up a repayment plan so they don’t end up stuck with the bill!
If all else fails…
You can always try to negotiate with the seller.
They may be willing to accept another form of payment or let you pay in installments
Wrapping Up – Venmo Limits
- Venmo has a “rolling” weekly limit of $299.99 for unverified accounts and $6,999.99 for verified accounts.
- There isn’t a daily limit when using Venmo but you can’t make a transaction for more than $4,999.99.
- The easiest and most effective way to increase your Venmo limits is to verify your account.
- If you hit one of your Venmo limits, you’ll have to wait for it to reset. Most Venmo limits reset on a weekly basis.