1. Trusted organizational tools
After submitting a rent payment, the last thing you want to hear your landlord say is, “I never received it.” With Azibo, renters and landlords are both notified via email as soon as you’ve made a payment. You get instant confirmation when the payment is initiated and then another notification once it’s received — as well as peace of mind.
Our platform also maintains a record of all of your rent payments and security deposits. In the event of a discrepancy, you can easily log into Azibo and refer to proof of payment. When searching for future apartments, you can also share this rent payment history with prospective landlords to demonstrate financial responsibility.
2. Automated rent payments
With Azibo’s automated payments, you’ll no longer have to remember to make a rent payment every month — or worry about being charged steep late fees. Tenants can use Azibo to proactively schedule one-time or recurring monthly payments from their smartphone or computer.
This set-it-and-forget-it model protects your reputation throughout the entire rental process, ensuring that payments are always made on time. As one San Jose renter said, “I like that Azibo is free, secure, and makes my payments automatic every month. No more late fees for me!”
And if you’re not comfortable with automated payments, Azibo still helps you stay on top of your rent by sending you a notification ahead of your due date. In the event that you still forget to pay by the first of the month, Azibo’s online payments process within 1-2 business days so you can quickly make rent before your late fee deadline.
3. Advanced security to protect your data
In the modern rental landscape, online rent payments are much more secure than paper checks. Imagine how easily a paper check could be stolen from your landlord’s doorstep or mailbox without you even realizing it. In fact, Identity theft protection company IdentifyForce notes that since paper checks feature your name, address, signature, and bank account and routing numbers, people should only use them sparingly.
As a safer alternative to paper checks, tenants can pay rent online through Azibo, which deposits rent directly into your landlord’s bank account in as fast as 1-2 business days. Azibo is as secure as it is convenient — and is built on the same secure payments platform trusted by leading companies like Amazon, DocuSign, and Lyft. Our state-of-the-art, bank-level security protects your data and transactions at all times, so you never have to worry about your rent payments or personal information falling into the wrong hands. Finally, Azibo will never share your personal information or bank account information with your landlords, or any other party. Bottom line: no one can access your information or your funds through Azibo.
4. Real-world convenience
Picture this. You’re on vacation, lounging poolside when a sudden realization strikes: I forgot to mail my monthly rent check. It’s sitting on the counter back home. With Azibo, it’s no problem. Through our platform, tenants can easily make online rent payments from their phone, computer, or tablet instead of being tied down to a physical checkbook. Pay rent online from anywhere, at any time, using any device — or, as we mentioned earlier, set your payments on autopilot for a whole new level of convenience.
5. Flexible payment methods
We understand that everyone’s financial situation is unique — so with Azibo, you have options. Azibo gives renters the flexibility to pay rent online with a debit card, credit card, and or bank transfer. When using your bank account, Azibo is free! And if you use a credit or debit card, you simply pay a small 2.99% convenience fee.
6. Pay rent with your credit card
For tenants who are looking to build credit, collect points and earn rewards, putting large payments like rent on your card can be an attractive option. And if you recently signed up for a new credit card, using it for your rent payments can help you meet the minimum spend required to receive a sign-up bonus. These credit card rewards can offset the 2.99% convenience fee.
Credit cards may also be a convenient payment method when funds are running low. Ultimately, your chosen payment method will depend on your financial situation and what makes most sense that specific month. Remember: whether you’re paying by debit, credit, or bank transfer, responsible financial planning is critical.
7. Build your credit score with Credit Boost
Azibo's Credit Boost service reports on-time rent payments to credit agencies, helping tenants build stronger credit profiles. With Credit Boost, you can automatically report on-time rent payments to the three largest credit agencies (Experian, Transunion, and Equifax). Develop a strong credit profile for more favorable borrowing, refinancing, and lending terms. Get credit for historical rent payments and track current progress month-by-month.
Credit Boost is 100% optional and will only report on positive scenarios that could benefit your credit score.
8. Get renters insurance through Azibo
Even if your landlord doesn’t require it, you should consider getting a renters insurance policy. Renters insurance is low-cost when to protect your belongings in case of theft, damage, or even injuries. Most renters insurance policies even provide coverage when these events happen outside of your home.
You can purchase renters insurance directly through Azibo!
Learn more about renters insurance here.