BCU Launches Zelle® In Its Digital Banking 

September 24, 2021Quote

CHICAGO – September 24, 2021 – BCU announced today that Zelle® is now live in digital banking. Zelle® is available in both online banking and the mobile app experience and enables convenient digital payments for BCU’s members.

Our members have been asking for this for a long time and we want them to know we heard them,” said BCU President & CEO Mike Valentine. “Adding access to Zelle® is yet another way we’ll be able to always serve our members, no matter how they choose to interact with us.”

The Zelle Network® includes financial institutions of all sizes. For more than 140 million consumers, Zelle® is already available from the convenience of their mobile banking app, making digital payments a fast, safe and easy alternative to cash and checks. Money sent with Zelle® goes directly from one bank account in the United States to another, using only a recipient’s email address or U.S. mobile number. Funds are typically available within minutes when both parties are already enrolled with Zelle®. Consumers who are not enrolled and receive a payment notification or a request for payment can enroll through their financial institution or by downloading the Zelle® app if their financial institution does not participate. Consumers should only use Zelle® to send and receive money with friends, family and people they know and trust.

Zelle® will be offered to BCU members free of charge, and, as part of BCU’s digital services, enable members to decide how they choose to interact.

About BCU: BCU is a purpose-driven organization that empowers people to discover financial freedom. With over $4.9B in assets, while being both not-for-profit and member-owned, the Credit Union is driven by the commitment to provide extraordinary service. BCU members enjoy access to financial services and well-being programming that inspire confidence through the brand promise “Here Today For Your Tomorrow”. Lifetime membership is offered to employees and families of America’s best workplaces and those living or working in Chicago-area communities. To learn more about BCU, visit BCU.org.


About Zelle®: Brought to you by Early Warning Services, LLC, an innovator in payment and risk management solutions, Zelle® makes it fast, safe and easy for money to move. The Zelle Network® connects financial institutions of all sizes, enabling consumers and businesses to send fast digital payments to people they know and trust with a bank account in the U.S. Funds are available directly in consumer bank accounts generally within minutes when the recipient is already enrolled with Zelle®. To learn more about Zelle® and its participating financial institutions, visit http://www.zellepay.com.

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