Are There Any Fees When Using Joy Cash Funds?

Let’s talk fees – or rather, the lack of them. When you’re diving into Joy’s Cash Funds, there’s no fee in sight. We don’t make a dime from your cash gifts. And guess what? Those pesky credit card fees? They vanish into thin air too. Why? Because your cash gifts ride on the wave of cash-sharing services like PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App.

However, there’s a little twist you should be aware of. While PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App don’t charge fees for standard bank transfers (which usually take 1-3 business days), they do apply a fee for Instant Deposits or Transfers. Here’s the scoop:

  • For guests, these apps allow hassle-free money sending, as long as they’ve linked their app to a bank account.
  • PayPal offers complimentary standard transfers to your bank account and Instant Transfers. Standard transfers usually arrive in about 1 business day, but the exact timing depends on your bank’s processes. Instant Deposits are speedy, landing in just 30 minutes, but they come with a 1% fee. PayPal also has conversion fees for international transactions.
  • Venmo provides complimentary standard transfers to your bank account, and Instant Transfers are an option. Standard transfers take 1-3 business days, while Instant Deposits involve a 1% fee.
  • Cash App delivers free standard deposits to your bank account and Instant Deposits to your linked debit card. Standard deposits typically arrive within 1-3 business days, while Instant Deposits have a 1.5% fee but are lightning-fast.

Always check each platform’s fee details for the latest information.

How Joy’s cash fund fee compares

FeesWho pays the fee?
Joy0No one!
Zola2.4%Guest or Couple
The Knot2.5%Guest
Honeyfund2.5% + $3.95Guest
MyRegistry.com2.4% + $0.30Guest
Wanderable2.5% + $0.99Guest (or couple can absorb the 2.5%)
Traveler’s Joy2.95% + $0.99Guest

Please Note: Joy is not affiliated with PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App and we do not have internal specifics on their policies. For further details on international accounts, currency exchange fees and general information, please click here for Paypal, here for Venmo, and here for Cash App.

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Updated on September 26, 2023

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