Zelle is a convenient way to send money using 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 lunch tab, Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to send money between almost any bank account in the U.S.1 Funds are sent directly to the recipient’s account in a matter of minutes2, and all you need is the recipient’s email address or U.S. mobile phone number.
You can send and receive money with friends, family, and others you trust, regardless of where they bank1. (Since money is sent directly from your bank account, it’s important to only send money to people you trust.)
To get started, simply log into online banking or your mobile app, navigate to Bill Pay, and select “Send Money with Zelle®”.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to send money directly between almost any bank accounts in the U.S., typically within minutes2. With just an email address or U.S. mobile phone number, you can send money to people you trust, regardless of where they bank1.
You can send money to friends, family and others you trust1.
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person's bank account within minutes2, 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.
You can send, request, or receive money with Zelle.
To get started, log into SeaWest Coast Guard Federal Credit Union's online banking or mobile app, navigate to Bill Pay 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 minutes2.
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"3.
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.
If you have already enrolled with Zelle, you do not need to take any further action. The money will move directly into your bank account, typically within minutes2.
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 SeaWest Coast Guard Federal Credit Union.
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.
Zelle is a great way to send money to family, friends, and people you are familiar with such as your personal trainer, babysitter or neighbor1.
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person's bank account within minutes2, Zelle should only be used to send money to friends, family and others you trust.
Neither SeaWest Coast Guard Federal Credit Union 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.
It's easy — Zelle is already available within the SeaWest mobile banking app and online Bill Pay! Check our app or sign-in online and follow a few simple steps to enroll with Zelle today.
You can find a full list of participating banks and credit unions live with Zelle below.
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.
Banks and Credit Unions using Zelle
When you enroll with Zelle through online Bill Pay or the SeaWest mobile banking app, your name, the name of your credit union, and the email address or U.S. mobile number you enrolled is shared with Zelle (no sensitive account details are shared – those stay with SeaWest Coast Guard Federal Credit Union).
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 SeaWest Coast Guard FCU of the incoming payment. SeaWest then directs the payment into your bank account, all while keeping your sensitive account details private.
In order to use Zelle, the sender and recipient's bank accounts must be based in the U.S.
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 call member services at 800-SEA-WEST (800-732-9378) so we can help you.
Scheduled and recurring payments are not sent with Zelle. You can cancel a payment that is scheduled in advance if the money has not already been deducted from your account.
Money sent with Zelle is typically available to an enrolled recipient within minutes2.
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 move directly to your recipient's account, typically within minutes2.
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 services at 800-SEA-WEST (800-732-9378).
Keeping your money and information safe is a top priority for SeaWest Coast Guard Federal Credit Union. When you use Zelle within our mobile app or online banking, your information is protected with the same technology we use to keep your bank account safe.
Yes! They will receive a notification via email or text message.
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 SeaWest Coast Guard Federal Credit Union 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.
Your email address or U.S. mobile phone number may already be enrolled with Zelle at another bank or credit union. Call our member support team at 800-SEA-WEST (800-732-9378) and ask them to move your email address or U.S. mobile phone number to SeaWest Coast Guard Federal Credit Union so you can use it for Zelle.
Once member support moves your email address or U.S. mobile phone number, it will be connected to your SeaWest Coast Guard FCU account so you can start sending and receiving money with Zelle through the SeaWest mobile app and online banking. Please call SeaWest's member support toll-free at 800-SEA-WEST for help.
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2 Transactions typically occur in minutes when the recipient's email address or U.S. mobile number is already enrolled with Zelle.
3 In order to send payment requests or split payment requests to a U.S. mobile number, the mobile number must already be enrolled with Zelle.
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