Pay Your Deposit Safely and Easily with Sweeten Secure Pay

Secure Pay lets you quickly complete your hire and lock in your place on the contractor’s calendar

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How to pay your general contractor during a renovation

Sweeten Secure Pay lets you pay your home renovation deposit digitally, right from your Sweeten dashboard. 

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Until now, many contractors only accepted cash or paper checks, with all the associated inconveniences and delays—and complete lack of protections. Hiring and materials purchases would often be delayed until the check cleared.

Sweeten Secure pay links to your bank account or credit card. It lets your contractor know immediately when funds are on the way, and completes the transfer in 1–2 business days.

Benefits of Secure Pay:

  • Pay for home renovations safely, with confidence. Transfers are handled by our trusted banking partners, Dwolla and Stripe—leaders in the financial industry.
  • Pay by credit card or bank transfer (ACH)
  • Pay easily, right from your Sweeten dashboard
  • Payments clear in 1–2 business days; your contractor sees instantly that funds are on the way. You can quickly make your hire official, and secure your place on the contractor’s calendar.
  • Your banking information stays private. Sweeten and your contractor can’t see or store any financial information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Sweeten Secure Pay better than writing a check?

You get the convenience of paying for home renovations digitally and responding directly to your contractor’s deposit request. You’ll avoid delays, and can secure your place on the contractor’s schedule as quickly as possible. Receive a permanent record of your transaction alongside your other renovation information. And if you pay by credit card, you get all your card company’s perks.

Do all Sweeten general contractors accept deposits through Sweeten Secure Pay?

Sweeten Secure Pay is new; general contractors will have to set up their accounts before they can receive funds. Ask your contractor if they’re ready to receive Secure Pay deposits.

How do I sign up?

Go to the Secure Pay tab on your dashboard and follow the simple instructions.

How do I know when or how much to pay?

Your general contractor will send a deposit request, which will appear in your Sweeten dashboard. It should match what you and the contractor have already agreed on. If you have questions about the deposit request, you’ll have as much time as you need to discuss with your contractor. No funds will transfer until you explicitly approve the payment.

How will my bank account and personal information be protected?

Sweeten and your general contractor will never see your account information or social security number. We work with industry-leading 3rd party payment systems that are built around security and privacy. They use 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 or credit card.

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