Send and Receive Money with Zelle®
Zelle is a convenient way to send money right from your mobile banking app or online banking account.
Whether it's saving you a trip to the ATM or taking out the guesswork of divvying up the cost of the lunch tab, Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to send and request money with friends, family and others you trust.71 Money is sent directly to the recipient's account and is typically available in minutes, and all you need to send money is the recipient's email address or U.S. mobile phone number.70
To get started:
- Log in to online banking or your mobile app
- Navigate to Move Money and select "Send Money with Zelle®"
- Accept terms and conditions, enter your email address or U.S. mobile phone number, receive a one-time verification code, enter it, and you're ready to start sending and receiving with Zelle.
- What is Zelle®?
Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to send money directly between almost any bank accounts in the U.S., typically within minutes.70 With just an email address or U.S. mobile phone number, you can send money to people you trust, regardless of where they bank.71
- Who can I send money to with Zelle®?
You can send money to friends, family and others you trust.71
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person's bank account within minutes, it's important to only send money to people you trust, and always ensure you've used the correct email address or U.S. mobile number.71
- How do I use Zelle®?
You can send, request, or receive money with Zelle.
- To get started, log into online banking or your mobile app, navigate to Move Money and select "Send Money with Zelle®". Accept terms and conditions, enter your email address or U.S. mobile phone number, receive a one-time verification code, enter it, and you're ready to start sending and receiving with Zelle.
- To send money using Zelle, simply add a trusted recipient's email address or U.S. mobile phone number, enter the amount you'd like to send and an optional note, review, then hit "Send." In most cases, the money is available to your recipient in minutes.70
- To request money using Zelle, choose "Request," select the individual(s) from whom you'd like to request money, enter the amount you'd like to request, include an optional note, review and hit "Request".72
- To receive money, just share your enrolled email address or U.S. mobile phone number with a friend and ask them to send you money with Zelle.
- How does Zelle® work?
When you enroll with Zelle through your online banking Bill Pay account, or mobile banking app, your name, the name of your financial institution, and the email address or U.S. mobile number you enrolled is shared with Zelle (no sensitive account details are shared – those stay with your financial institution).
When someone sends money to your enrolled email address or U.S. mobile number, Zelle looks up the email address or mobile number in its "directory" and notifies your financial institution of the incoming payment. Your financial institution then directs the payment into your bank account, all while keeping your sensitive account details private.
- Someone sent me money with Zelle®, how do I receive it?
If you have already enrolled with Zelle, you do not need to take any further action. The money will be sent directly into your Ascend account, and will be available typically within minutes.70
If you have not yet enrolled with Zelle, follow these steps:
- Click on the link provided in the payment notification you received via email or text message.
- Select Ascend.
- Follow the instructions provided on the page to enroll and receive your payment. Pay attention to the email address or U.S. mobile number where you received the payment notification – you should enroll with Zelle using that email address or U.S. mobile number where you received the notification to ensure you receive your money.
- What types of payments can I make with Zelle®?
Zelle is a great way to send money to family, friends, and people you are familiar with such as your personal trainer, babysitter or neighbor.71
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person's bank account within minutes, Zelle should only be used to send money to friends, family and others you trust.70
Neither your financial institution nor Zelle offers a protection program for any authorized payments made with Zelle – for example, if you do not receive the item you paid for or the item is not as described or as you expected.
- How do I get started with Zelle®?
It's easy – Zelle is already available within online banking and our app! Check our app or sign-in online and follow a few simple steps to enroll with Zelle today.
- What if I want to send money to someone whose financial institution doesn't use Zelle®?
You can find a full list of participating banks and credit unions live with Zelle® here.
If your recipient's financial institution isn't on the list, don't worry! The list of participating financial institutions is always growing, and your recipient can still use Zelle® by downloading the Zelle® app for Android and iOS.
To enroll with the Zelle® app, your recipient will enter their basic contact information, an email address and U.S. mobile number, and a VISA® or Mastercard® debit card with a U.S.-based account (does not include U.S. territories). Zelle® does not accept debit cards associated with international deposit accounts or any credit cards.
- Can I use Zelle® internationally?
In order to use Zelle, the sender and recipient's bank accounts must be based in the U.S.
- Can I cancel a Zelle® payment?
You can only cancel a payment if the person you sent money to hasn't yet enrolled with Zelle. To check whether the payment is still pending because the recipient hasn't yet enrolled, you can go to your activity page, choose the payment you want to cancel, and then select "Cancel This Payment."
If the person you sent money to has already enrolled with Zelle, the money is sent directly to their bank account and cannot be canceled. This is why it's important to only send money to people you trust, and always ensure you've used the correct email address or U.S. mobile number when sending money.
If you sent money to the wrong person, we recommend contacting the recipient and requesting the money back. If you aren't able to get your money back, please contact member service.
Scheduled and recurring payments are features provided by Ascend in our online banking and app and are not features of Zelle. Please contact customer services with any questions concerning scheduling or recurring payments.
You can cancel a payment that is scheduled in advance if the money has not already been deducted from your account.
- How long does it take to receive money with Zelle®?
Money sent with Zelle is typically available to an enrolled recipient within minutes.70
If you send money to someone who isn't enrolled with Zelle, they will receive a notification prompting them to enroll. After enrollment, the money will be available in your recipient's account, typically within minutes.70
If your payment is pending, we recommend confirming that the person you sent money to has enrolled with Zelle and that you entered the correct email address or U.S. mobile phone number.
If you're waiting to receive money, you should check to see if you've received a payment notification via email or text message. If you haven't received a payment notification, we recommend following up with the sender to confirm they entered the correct email address or U.S. mobile phone number.
Still having trouble? Please contact member service.
- Will the person I send money to through Zelle® be notified?
Yes! They will receive a notification via email or text message.
- Is my information secure using Zelle®?
Keeping your money and information safe is a top priority. When you use Zelle within our app or online banking, your information is protected with the same technology we use to keep your account safe.
- I'm unsure about using Zelle® to pay someone I don't know. What should I do?
If you don't know the person, or aren't sure you will get what you paid for (for example, items bought from an online bidding or sales site), you should not use Zelle for these types of transactions.
These transactions are potentially high risk (just like sending cash to a person you don't know is high risk). Neither Ascend nor Zelle offers a protection program for any authorized payments made with Zelle – for example, if you do not receive the item you paid for or the item is not as described or as you expected.
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