As we mentioned in the previous payments article, an improved P2P experience is on the horizon. You’ll start hearing the name “Zelle” (if you haven’t already), as a few banks, with many more to follow, have started to launch the new solution within their existing online and mobile banking platforms.
Don’t worry; BECU is on the short list for the opportunity to be able to include Zelle in our payments offerings for you. We’re working towards having it available by late 2017 or early 2018, and you’ll be able to access the Zelle standalone app prior to then if you’re just too excited to wait.
The Zelle app will be available to the masses later this year, and enables almost anyone to use the service as long as they have a debit card linked to a checking account with their bank or credit union. At that time you’ll have a decision to make; download the Zelle app, or wait for it to be included in your current BECU online and mobile banking experience.
Either way, Zelle payments are secure, typically complete within minutes, and incur no fees. Winning!
If you choose to use the standalone app to start, you’ll be able to activate your Zelle profile using your debit card to send or accept money. Once Zelle is accessible directly through BECU’s mobile app and online banking, you’ll see everything in one place for a seamless experience when moving your money.
We’re proud to be one of the pioneering financial institutions behind Zelle and are excited to bring you a better P2P experience.
Have questions? We want to help. Drop them here and we’ll get you answers.
And quickly, a tiny legal disclosure they are requiring we include in order to be able to share this great news with you:
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