If you’re new to online payments, you may be wondering how to send money securely and efficiently. One of the most common methods is through ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments, which act like electronic checks. To set up ACH payments, you’ll need to know your bank’s routing and accounting numbers, which can be found on your checks or provided by your bank.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up ACH payments for your apartment community using the RentCafe resident portal.
Step 1: Register for the Resident Portal
Make sure your property manager has an up-to-date email address so you can receive a registration invite to the RentCafe resident portal. You can also access the portal through a QR code at your property office or community website.
Step 2: Add Your Bank Account Information
Once you’re logged in to the resident portal, go to the payment section and select “Payments Accounts” then “Add Bank Account.” Fill in the bank details fields, including the routing number, accounting number, and account type for your bank. If you need help locating this information, there’s a sample check with the bank routing and account number labeled.
Step 3: Verify Your Bank Account
To verify your bank account, Yardi will make a small deposit into your account. This usually takes 1 to 3 business days. After you’ve read the verification steps, click “Confirm” and “Save Account.” You’ll receive an email indicating that your bank account verification is pending, and you won’t be able to make payments until the verification is complete.
Step 4: Confirm the Verification Deposit
When you see the test deposit on your bank account, make note of the amount and return to your resident portal. Select “Verify” next to your bank account and enter the deposit amount labeled “bank Verify.” Click “Submit” and a confirmation message will appear when the bank account verification is successful.
Step 5: Start Making Payments
Now that your bank account is verified, you can use it to make online payments through the RentCafe resident portal. With ACH payments, you can rest assured that your transactions are secure and efficient.
In conclusion, setting up ACH payments through the RentCafe resident portal is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can enjoy the convenience and security of making online payments with your bank account.