Bank changelog
Bank changelog

SMS notifications beta




As of today you can test out a new preview feature: SMS notifications when you swipe your card.

Emails aren't always immediate, and when you're dashing through the checkout line at Costco while stocking up on breakfast for your hackathon 2 minutes could be the difference between remembering to take a photo of your receipt or throwing it away entirely.

Now with SMS notifications, you'll get this:


When you use your card in-person, you'll get a text with a link to upload your receipt. You can opt-in to the feature preview from your feature previews page.

In the future we can add the ability to reply directly to the text with a photo of your receipt.

💳 Cards now have names




You can name your card to help keep everything organized (eg. General Spending, Online Retailers, Amazon). Rename your cards by clicking on the edit name button when viewing your card.


Re-order your homepage




Your homepage is now a bit more customizable— if you're a member of several organizations on Bank, you can now change their order just by dragging them around!

Hackathon grants and 0% fee




Hey all! Today hackathon grants are live.

In case you missed it, we’re distributing $500 grants for IRL high school hackathons with the help of FIRST.

If you're planning to run your own, check it out.

Additionally, we’re waiving the 7% fee for IRL high school hackathons until Dec 31st. That means any funds you raise between now and then are fee-free! You can check your fee status on your event’s settings page.

P.S. The first grant has already gone out!

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✍️ A helping hand for renaming transactions




Renaming transactions is a great way to organize your finances on Hack Club Bank. It also helps team members and supporters to understand how your organization's money is spent. Upon renaming a transaction, you'll now be provided with a dropdown list of suggestions based on similar, previous transactions in your transaction history!

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Oh yeah, deposits are instant now




Donations and invoices now deposit in the time it takes for you to read this sentence.

With many financial systems, money can take up to two weeks to move. But now on Hack Club Bank, gone are the days when you had to wait. Behind the scenes, we will seamlessly loan you the incoming funds.

The money will be ✨ instantly ✨ available for your pizza buying needs!

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— Gary, Ella, and Caleb

🎨 Customize your donation page




Want to add some pizzazz to your organization's donation page? You can now upload a logo and header image to make your donation page feel a little more like yours. (2).gif

See it in action at, or try it out yourself by clicking "Donations" in your sidebar!

pssst! developers! you can now see organization logos in the API's logo field!

The Event Helper x Hack Club Bank




Hey fellow Bankers!

Every event needs a great venue and with a great venue comes insurance requirements… but where do you start?! A Google search lands you so many options and probably more questions than when you started…


Partnering with The Event Helper, we’ve created a streamlined process for you to purchase event insurance on Bank without the hassle. You now have access to a simplified, custom form in your “Perks” tab, and once submitted, Bank team will provide you with a custom quote. All of the costs are directly from The Event Helper – we don't charge a fee on top!

Putting the *Hack* in Bank: the Hack Club Bank Transparency API




We're excited to share that Hack Club Bank now has an official public API.

The Hack Club Bank API is a read-only, unauthenticated REST API which enables you to read public information from organizations with Transparency Mode enabled. This includes transaction history like checks, ACHs, invoices, transfers, donations, as well as organizations and their respective team members.

This API will pave the way for more applications like Slack Club Bank, HackPenn's financial visualization, and your next amazing project. We can't wait to see what you ship!

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If you run into any bugs or have any feedback, please let us know at!

— Ella, Caleb, and Gary

🔄 Safely change your organization's URL




Have you ever wanted to change your organization's URL? Previously this was a dangerous affair; bookmarks to the old URL would just stop working, including your donation page.

Now, we'll automatically redirect your old URL to your new one! It's like magic.

You can change your organization's URL by clicking "Settings" in the sidebar. Happy hacking!

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