Square merchants in the U.S. can now instantly deposit money into their accounts.
With a minimum deposit of $50 and a 1 percent surcharge, the new feature allows merchants to deposit funds via their linked debit card with the tap of a button — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The past year has been a roller coaster for Square. In April 2014, we reported that Square had lost $100 million amid rumors of an acquisition. Square has since axed two products, launched a suite of business products, and purchased a restaurant delivery app. The company has also built its cash-advance business.
This new Instant Deposit, on the heels of so many new products and reorganizations, could be another nod toward Square’s confidential filing for an IPO.