Baselane is the Best Alternative to Stessa

Baselane is the only platform that gives you a purpose-built primary banking account with fully integrated rent collection and bookkeeping to put you in complete control of your rental finances.

Best alternative to stessa

Trusted by 40,000+ Real Estate Investors

Baselane is a financial technology company, and is not a bank. Banking services and FDIC insurance are provided through Thread Bank1, Members FDIC.

Why Landlords Choose Baselane Over Stessa

Baselane offers an integrated banking, rent collection, and bookkeeping platform for free – no minimum balances, no hidden fees. Stessa reserves premium features for subscribers who pay up to $35/month.

Banking built for real estate investors.

Baselane is built from the ground up to be the primary banking account for your real estate business, with robust features to organize your money, manage expenses, pay bills, and earn rewards.

Stessa’s banking offering is intended as a cash management account to set aside surplus funds.

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APY Interest and Cash Back on Debit Cards

Up to 4.19% APY2

Up to 5% Cash Back3

3.14% APY

5.09% APY ($35/mth)

1.1% Cash Back

Unlimited Entities + Unlimited Accounts per Entity

Unlimited Virtual Cards with Spend Controls

No fee ACH and Wire Payments with Recurring Payment Rules

Checkbooks and Print-to-Mail Checks

Hassle-free rent collection.

Whether you have one unit or one hundred, Baselane is built with rent collection at its core. Save hours each month and increase on time payments.

Stessa’s rent collection offering is more limited. Tenants have limited payment flexibility and you can only collect rent into Stessa cash accounts, not external accounts.

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Flexible Rent Collection

Rent Collection to Baselane & External Accounts

Rent Collection to Stessa Accounts Only

Flexible Tenant Payment Options

ACH, Debit & Credit Card

ACH Only

Ability to Block Partial Rent Payments

Fast Rent Payments

Paid Subscribers Only

Advanced Lease Terms (e.g. additional fees) and Integrated Lease Signing

Seamlessly integrated bookkeeping.

Baselane’s comprehensive bookkeeping suite is fully integrated with our banking and rent collection platform in one, beautifully designed and easy-to-use experience. Enjoy all bookkeeping features at no cost.

Stessa’s bookkeeping is more complex to navigate and not fully integrated with banking or rent collection. Advanced reports such as Schedule E are only available to paid subscribers.

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Seamless Integration between Bookkeeping,  Banking and Rent Collection

Property and Unit Level Tagging

Automated Expense Tagging with Virtual Cards

Schedule E Reporting

Paid Subscribers Only

Modern and User-Friendly UI/UX

“I use Baselane because it has a more robust banking and rent collection offering than Stessa. Baselane supports checkbooks, cards, ACH, and wires – all more competitive than Stessa’s offerings. Baselane’s Customer Support is also way ahead of Stessa’s!”

Hashim, San Jose, CA

See How We Stack Up

 
Free

Essentials Tier: Free
Manage Tier: $15/mth
Pro Tier: $35/mth
Banking  
Built as Primary Banking Account for Real Estate Investors Cash Management Account
APY InterestUp to 4.19%2 (no monthly fees)3.14% Essentials/Manage Tier
5.09% Pro Tier ($35/mth)
Cash Back on Debit CardsUp to 5%31.1%
Unlimited Entities
Unlimited Accounts per Entity
Unlimited Virtual Cards with Spend Controls
ACH Payments
One-time and Recurring
Check Payments
Checkbooks and Print-to-Mail Checks
Wire Payments
Free
$5 per Outbound Wire
Payee Management with Automated and Recurring Payment Rules
Same-day ACH transfers to Linked Accounts
Rent Collection  
Built for Rent Collection
Rent Collection to Baselane & External Accounts
Rent Collection to Stessa Accounts Only
Fast Rent Payments Paid Tier Only
Flexible Tenant Payment Options
ACH, Debit & Credit Card
ACH Only
Ability to Block Partial Rent Payments
Advanced Lease Terms
(e.g. add additional fees)
Integrated Lease Signing
Secure Tenant Portal
Bookkeeping & Accounting  
Seamless Integration Between Banking, Bookkeeping and Rent Collection
Property and Unit Level Tagging
Automated Tagging with Virtual Cards
Schedule E Reporting Paid Tier Only
General  
Modern and User-Friendly UI/UX
Live Chat and Phone Support Paid Tier Only

Real Support from Real Humans

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