27 JANUARY 2020
How to avoid awkward money chats with mates
How close are you with your friends? Do you have that one friend that you would trust to take care of your pet or look after your kids - your best friend. Now, how are you when it comes to money with your best friend, and what happens when you’re paying for something together? I bet that it’s awkward when you’re trying to split a bill or share the cost.
Beem It is a new app that’s here to ease payment headaches, and more importantly, avoid those awkward money moments with your friends. At first glance, I was skeptical - “why would I need another app, when I can just use my bank app to send money and use the calculator app to split bills?”. Beem It’s difference is in the ease with which you can pay or request money from friends. It’s so simple that it really does make money conversations easier, or help to avoid them altogether.
Let me explain, technology is making interactions better. Think Bumble, think Facebook, think email. All these technologies improve different forms of communication. They quicken, simplify and make the interaction easier, instant. All on an app on your phone.
The other night I bought a round of drinks for my mates. Rather than texting and asking for them to pay me back, my time was saved by using Beem It to request the money I was owed. All they had to do is swipe right on my payment request (tinder-style) to pay me back. No conversations or text messages. Time saved.
The best thing about Beem It, is that this is just one feature. My friends and I use the groups feature which calculates who owes what, when we have our big trips away. Each person's costs are tallied up, and at the end, we pay what we owe. Meaning fewer awkward conversations, and more of the good times with friends. And that's the most important thing about Beem It. Having easier payments is great, and the other features like group payments make money moments easier. But the real winner for me is how good it is with my friends. That’s the real value. Use Beem It, and get your mates on it quickly.
What is Beem It?
Beem It allows you to pay, request, split and transfer money instantly with anyone in your network, simply using your phone. Owned by CommBank, Westpac & NAB, the app is free to download and use and we won't charge you any nasty fees. Find out more about Beem It here.