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    Send and receive money with Zelle®

    We have partnered with Zelle® to bring you a fast, secure, and easy way to send and receive money with friends, family and other people you know and trust.2

    Zelle® is available right from United's Online and Mobile Banking so you don’t need to download anything new to start sending and receiving money!


    woman using Zelle on her mobile device

    How to start using Zelle®

    1. Enroll or log in to United's online banking or mobile app
    2. Select “Send Money With Zelle®”
    3. Accept Terms and Conditions
    4. Select your U.S. mobile number or email address and deposit account
    That’s it! You’re ready to start sending and receiving money with Zelle®.
     

    Using Zelle® is:

    Fast

    Send money directly from your account to theirs, typically in minutes.1

    Safe

    Send and receive money with Zelle® right from our mobile banking app.2

    Easy

    Send money using just a US mobile number or email address.

    Don’t have our mobile app?

    Download it for free:

     

    Follow these simple tips to ensure your money is sent safely.

    Be Aware

    If a payment situation feels off, it probably is. Trust your gut and investigate.

    Verify

    Make sure your recipient's name, mobile number, and email address are correct before sending money.

    Know

    Only use Zelle® to send money to friends, family, and other people you trust.

    Watch the video to learn more about Zelle®!

    Zelle Enrollment

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Once Zelle is available within United online banking, you will no longer be able to initiate transactions directly through the Zelle app using your United Community debit card. United Community customers must access Zelle through online banking or the United Community mobile app. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we look forward to delivering a more integrated digital banking experience for you.

    For step-by-step guides on how to get started and use Zelle, click here.

    If you aren't already using online banking, you can enroll here.

    Zelle® is a fast, safe, and easy way to send money directly between almost any bank accounts in the US, typically within minutes.1 With just an email address or US mobile phone number, you can send money to people you trust, regardless of where they bank.2
    You can send money to friends, family, and others you trust.2 Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person’s bank account within minutes,1 it’s important to only send money to people you trust, and always ensure you’ve used the correct email address or US mobile number.

     
    To get started, log in to United Community’s online banking or mobile app and navigate to the “Send Money with Zelle®” tab. To enroll, accept the terms and conditions and input your email address or US mobile number and deposit account. You’ll then receive a one-time verification code. Once you enter it, you’ll be ready to start sending and receiving with Zelle®.

    To send money using Zelle®, simply add a trusted recipient’s email address or US mobile number, enter the amount you’d like to send and an optional note, review, and then hit “Send.” In most cases, the money will be available to your recipient in minutes.1

    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 US mobile 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 be sent directly into your bank account and will be available typically within minutes.1

    If you have not yet enrolled with Zelle®, follow these steps:
    1. Click on the link provided in the payment notification you received via email or text message.
    2. Select United Community.
    3. Follow the instructions provided on the page to enroll and receive your payment. Pay attention to the email address or US mobile number where you received the payment notification—you should enroll with Zelle® using that email address or US mobile number 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 neighbor.2

    Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person’s bank account within minutes,1 Zelle® should only be used to send money to friends, family, and others you trust.

    Neither United 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 United Community mobile app and online banking within 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® 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, email address, US mobile number, and a Visa® or Mastercard® debit card with a US-based account (does not include US territories). Zelle® does not accept debit cards associated with international deposit accounts or any credit cards.

     

    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 US mobile number you enrolled are shared with Zelle® (no sensitive account details are shared—those stay with United).

    When someone sends money to your enrolled email address or US mobile number, Zelle® looks up the email address or mobile number in its ‘directory’ and notifies United of the incoming payment. United then directs the payment into your bank account, all while keeping your sensitive account details private.

     

    In order to use Zelle®, the sender’s and recipient’s bank accounts must be based in the US.

    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 in 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 US 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 our customer service team at 1-800-822-2651 so we can help you.

    Scheduled or recurring payments sent directly to your recipient’s account number (instead of an email address or mobile number) are made available by United but are a separate service from Zelle® and can take one to three business days to process.

    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 minutes.

    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 directly in your recipient’s account, typically within minutes.1

    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 US mobile 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 US mobile number.

    Still having trouble? Please contact our customer support team at 1-800-822-2651.

     

    Yes! They will receive a notification via email or text message.

    Keeping your money and information safe is a top priority for United. 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.

    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 the transaction.

    These transactions are potentially high risk (just like sending cash to a person you don’t know is high risk). Neither United 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.

    No, United Community does not charge any fees to use Zelle® in the United mobile app.Your mobile carrier’s messaging and data rates may apply.
    Your email address or US mobile number may already be enrolled with Zelle® at another bank or credit union. Call our customer support team at 1-800-822-2651 and ask them to move your email address or US mobile number to your financial institution so you can use it for Zelle®.

    Once customer support moves your email address or US mobile number, it will be connected to your bank account so you can start sending and receiving money with Zelle® through your United Community mobile app and online banking.

     

    1. Zelle® is a U.S.-based digital payments network that allows eligible customers to send money between you and others enrolled with Zelle®. The services referenced are provided exclusively by Zelle®. Your use of such services is solely at your election and is subject to United Community Bank’s (“United”) Online Banking Terms and Conditions and Terms of Use for Zelle®. Certain restrictions apply for use of the service.  

      ZELLE® SHOULD ONLY BE USED TO SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS, FAMILY OR OTHERS YOU KNOW AND TRUST. Neither United Community nor Zelle® offers purchase protection for 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. See our Online Banking Service Agreement for further details.


      Zelle® is available through United Online Banking or the United mobile app. Funds must be available in the funding account when you set up your payment. There is no fee for enrolling with or sending money using Zelle® in United Online Banking or the United mobile app. Other fees (such as stop payment, overdraft fees, or transaction fees) may apply. Refer to your Truth in Savings and Miscellaneous Fee Schedule for details. 
      1. Mobile network carrier fees may apply. Check with your mobile phone carrier for details. 

      2. U.S. checking or savings account required to use Zelle®. Transactions between enrolled consumers typically occur in minutes. 

      App store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android, Google Play, and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.  

      FAQ Disclosures:

      Data charges and mobile network carrier fees may apply. Check with your mobile phone carrier for details. App store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Android, Google Play, and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

      1 Transactions typically occur in minutes when the recipient’s email address or US mobile number is already enrolled with Zelle®.
      2 Must have a bank account in the US to use Zelle®.
      3 In order to send payment requests or split payment requests to a US mobile number, the mobile number must already be enrolled with Zelle®.

      Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

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