2 DECEMBER 2019
Have you heard these IOU horror stories?
Before Beem It, getting paid back from people was somewhat of a nightmare. The desire to avoid awkward money moments at the register or dinner table with a simple “just pay me back later”, would haunt you forever. Asking once, twice, three times before you give up hope of ever seeing that money again. And what about those of us too anxious to even ask?
We asked our users for their scariest IOUs and boy did they deliver...
“One night I was walking home from the University bar and saw someone who was getting bullied by a few other people. I thought it best I go and help and so handed my wallet to this guy I knew. I ended up saving the day but the bloke I gave my wallet to took $30 for his trouble telling me he’d pay me back. This was 5 years ago I haven’t received my $30 back as he never has cash, but whenever I’m not nearby the guy keeps sending me photos of him waving $30 around. – Bass, ACT
“This bloke I used to live with was in charge of collecting everyone’s rent and paying the landlord as it was a private arrangement for our share house. Everything was going well until 9 months into the lease the landlord came round asking why he hadn’t received the rent. Turns out the guy was keeping it in a shoebox under his bed. He did a runner and we never got our money. – The General, NSW
“There’s this girl I know who always avoids a shout. Always leaves just when it’s their turn to buy drinks or slows down when everyone is nearing the end so someone else has to go get the next. We confronted her one time, she denied it and then overcompensated buying drinks all night. Next morning, she sends us a text with basically an itemised list of the night out asking for us to pay our share!! – Patricia, VIC
Don’t risk it - send a request with Beem It for instant payments into your account. Forget about pesky BSB and account numbers, Beem It allows you to send and receive money with anyone in your network simply with their username. We’ll even send automated payment reminders on your behalf, so you can save your friendships and avoid those awkward money conversations.
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, we won't charge you any nasty fees. Find out more about Beem It here.