Sunday, 27 November 2016

Introducing Leetchi: Collecting money made easier takes the backache out of collecting money for pretty much anything.

If you have ever gone round trying to get people to chip in for a pooled present it can be hard.  If you haven’t yet just take my word for it group gifting can be time consuming especially if you have a big workplace and the person in question is well known and popular!

Although as much as people want to contribute sometimes the person your asking doesn’t have any cash on them, other times they want change as they only have large notes and you don’t have that and you seem to spend an age going back and fourth between everyone trying to get the whole thing organised. 

You might also not be keen holding onto a large sum in cash, I never felt comfortable having so much on me when raising money for a work friend’s baby shower gift with something like I would have felt a lot happier that the money was stowed away safe until the accumulated money pot needed spending on gifts and treats.  The money is free to spend on partner sites (more information on these coming soon) or you can arrange for it to be transferred to an individual bank account for a transfer fee.  Even better you can just hand over the money pot to the recipient and let them decide what they would like to do with it.

Whether it’s a gift, raising money for charity or the work Christmas dinner having a platform you can use to collect the money together is a huge help.  It’s quick and easy to do; you just choose what purpose you are creating a money pot for, the name of the recipient and the name for your money pot.  If you need further information you can read here how to raise money online, but it’s a pretty simple process yet very effective.

You can include a target you hope to raise that can really motivate people to strive to that amount and you can also add messages and pictures to spurn people on and help them understand what the aim of the money pot is.  It’s easy to spread the word about your money pot so it can quickly grow, you can invite your contacts, share to facebook or even add to your blog if you have one.

But before you head off and use it you probably want to know its somewhere safe and reliable to store your grouped funds.  Well already 6 million people have signed up, so surely that’s a good sign of how secure is.

I will definitely be keeping in mind for money I raise in the future, I like the convenience of the concept and its been executed well.  My son is taking an interest in football again so it might be worth me starting one for his local club.


  1. This is such a good idea especially for workplaces. I remember having to chase people for meal deposits.

  2. I do think this is a great idea for group collections at work - much less hassle x

  3. This looks like a great app. Collecting money is such a chore

  4. I love this idea and have pitched it to the PFA as collecting money is the worst bit

  5. Sounds like a convenient way to collect money for a present for someone or similar. As you say it can be a lot of hassle, but this looks a lot easier.

  6. Something like this is well overdue., I was always the one with no spare cash when we had an office whip round! Mich x