Uber Flex is a payment method by Uber that allows drivers to cash out their earnings every day instead of weekly payouts.
About Uber Flex
Typically, Uber drivers and delivery partners are paid their earnings at the end of the workweek. With Flex, drivers can leverage the flexibility to receive their earnings whenever they want. Fund transfers are made on the same business day if you cash out before 8 pm EST with Flex Pay instead of the usual seven business day period. Post 8 pm, the transfer of funds is completed by the next business day.
Drivers can make transfer requests once per workday, including holidays and weekends. However, banks typically do not process payment requests during these periods. So, you must expect delayed fund transfers if you request on odd days.
Moreover, there are no additional costs or fees associated with using Flex. It is possible to cash out up to $1800 in eligible fares every week.
Do I qualify for Uber Flex Pay?
To be eligible for Flex, you must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 25 completed Uber trips
- An active Uber Driver account for a minimum of two weeks since the first Uber trip
- You must not be enrolled in other cash out programs such as Instant Pay via Payfare
- No pending account reviews for, say, security risk
What is Instant Pay and is it different from Uber Flex?
Uber Flex Pay and Instant Pay are two different offerings. Both services let you request a same-day fund deposit. However, Uber’s partner Payfare offers Instant Pay and lets you place up to 5 cash out requests in a day. It is an external offering and has a processing charge of $0.50 per payout. Your bank may also levy an additional fee.
Flex Pay on the other hand has no latent charges to cash out your earnings but allows a maximum of one payout request in a day.
Moreover, certain banks do not offer instant fund transfers with Instant Pay. You can check with your specific bank for more information. Also, unlike the minimum completed ride criteria of Uber Flex, you become eligible for Instant Pay after completing your first Uber trip.
How to set up Flex Pay?
You can set up Uber Flex by following some simple steps. As a prerequisite, make sure it is linked to your preferred bank account in which your weekly earnings get deposited. Follow the below-given steps for a quick Flex setup:
- Visit the Driver app
- Navigate to your profile picture on the app home screen
- Tap “Earnings”
- Locate and select the “Cash out” tab
- Now, you can view your earnings and details of the account where the deposit will be made. Tap “Confirm cash out”
Note that if you cannot view the blue “Confirm cash out” tab, then do not qualify for Uber Flex. You can contact Uber support to address this query if you meet the eligibility requirements for the service but are unable to use the payout offering.
Are all my earnings eligible for an uber Flex cash out?
You can get all the trip fares and surge fares using Flex’s same-day deposit feature. However, as of now, earnings from high-cost fare trips and promotional funds cannot be cashed out via Flex. They will reflect as part of your standard weekly payout.