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Cash App Canada is NOT Available, Try These 2 Apps Instead [2021]

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Is Cash App available in Canada?

Unfortunately, Cash App by Square, is not available in Canada.

Currently, the app is only available to users in the US and UK, and it does not work internationally.

 

Cash App Alternatives

 

1. Wealthsimple Cash App

Current Offer: $25 Bonus Cash

Wealthsimple Cash App is the Canadian equivalent to Cash App by Square.

The app allows you to send money (Canada to Canada) with ease, including the ability to fund your WS Cash account instantly with your Visa Debit card.

With Wealthsimple’s platform, you can send money to your contacts instantly without having to worry about remembering the answer to a security question.

The app charges zero fees and you can also have fun with the process by adding personalized messages when you send money.

Furthermore, similar to Square’s app, you can take advantage of different products offered by Wealthsimple such as “WS Trade” and “WS Crypto” to buy and sell stocks or cryptocurrencies.

Wealthsimple also announced that they will be releasing a debit card in the near future, to further enable users to make everyday purchases.

 

2. Wise

(Formerly TransferWise)

In contrast, if you are looking to send money from Canada to US, US to Canada or send/receive money internationally, your best bet would be an international money transfer app such as Wise.

Wise is FINTRAC regulated and has served over 10 million happy customers.

One of our favourite things about Wise is their transfer speed and transparency surrounding fees and exchange rates.

Since there are no hidden fees, you can be sure that you’re getting the best rate when sending money abroad to your loved ones.

Also check out our detailed overview at Wise Canada.
 

When will Cash App be coming to Canada?

There has been no indication from Cash App that they plan to come to Canada.

 

What Is Cash App?

Cash App is a mobile payment app that was created by Square Inc.

The app launched in 2013 and allows users to easily send and receive money using their mobile devices.

All you need to do is enter someone’s $cashtag (username), phone number, or scan their unique QR code, in the app and you will be able to instantly transfer funds to them.

Additional features include a debit card that you can use to purchase items online and in stores.

Furthermore, you can also make make investments into stocks and crypto using your Cash App by Square account.

 

FAQs

Does Cash App Work US to Canada?

No, Canadian residents can’t sign up for Cash App so you cannot send money through Cash App from US to Canada.

How can I send money to Canada?

Wise and XE are two good options to send money from the US or anywhere else in the world to Canada.

 

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