Use your security deposit to
improve your financial health
Make your refundable deposits act more like a savings account.
Earn interest rewards, take advances, build your credit history.
How it works
When you sign your lease
Pay your deposits online
Pay your refundable deposits to Roost with a checking account or credit card.
Flexible payment timing
If you live in a state or city that requires deposit payment plans, or your property decides to offer it, take up to 12 weeks to pay.
Cover just your share
Have roommates? Pay just your share of the deposits at move-in and receive your share of the refund directly at move-out.
Already paid your deposit?
When your property signs up for Roost, your deposits will move to Roost and you can activate your account!
How it works
While you rent
Earn interest rewards
If your property is eligible, earn interest rewards on your refundable deposits.
Use your money in a pinch
Upgrade your membership to tap into your refundable deposits. Pay yourself back over 90 days. No credit check. No interest. Cancel anytime.
Build credit history
If you take an advance on your deposits, we’ll help you build credit history by reporting your payments.
Live at a Roost property?Sign up!
How it works
When you move out
Get more money back
Recieve tips and reminders once you give notice to help you maximize your refund.
Enjoy faster refunds
No more waiting around for a check—or arguing with roommates about the refund. Get your share in your checking account within a few days.
Hopefully you won’t have any damage charges. If there are, see exactly how much they cost.
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What our members say
This app saved me from a $150 in late rent charges. I’m glad I have it.
I’ll be able to build credit with this when I repay my account? That’s awesome.
My last property took over a month to get my refund back. Now I get it back in days.
This is so cool. It’s like an emergency savings account!
We treat your data like it’s our own
We don’t share personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their advertising or marketing purposes.
We take security seriously. We use 128-bit or higher encryption to protect during the transmission of data to our site.
Every account is protected by bank-level security and FDIC-insured up to $250,000