Zelle® is available right from online and mobile banking so you don’t need to download anything new to start sending and receiving money!
How to start using Zelle®
- Enroll or log in to Bill Pay
- Select “Send Money with Zelle®“
- Accept Terms and Conditions
- 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®.
Watch the video to learn more about Zelle®!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS ZELLE®?
WHO CAN I SEND MONEY TO WITH ZELLE®?
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person’s bank account within minutes,3 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.
HOW DO I ENROLL IN AND USE 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.3
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.”4
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®.
SOMEONE SENT ME MONEY WITH ZELLE®, HOW DO I RECEIVE IT?
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 Beacon Financial 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.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENTS CAN I MAKE WITH ZELLE®?
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person’s bank account within minutes,3 Zelle® should only be used to send money to friends, family and others you trust.
Neither Beacon Financial 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.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
WHAT IF I WANT TO SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE WHOSE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION DOESN'T OFFER ZELLE®?
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.
HOW DOES ZELLE® WORK?
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 Beacon Financial Credit Union of the incoming payment. Beacon Financial Credit Union then directs the payment into your bank account, all while keeping your sensitive account details private.
CAN I USE ZELLE® INTERNATIONALLY?
CAN I CANCEL A 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 our member service team at (423) 975-0025 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 Beacon Financial Credit Union 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.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MONEY WITH ZELLE®?
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.3
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 our member support team at (423) 975-0025.
WILL THE PERSON I SEND MONEY TO BE NOTIFIED?
IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?
I'M UNSURE ABOUT USING ZELLE® TO PAY SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
These transactions are potentially high risk (just like sending cash to a person you don’t know is high risk). Neither Beacon Financial 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.
WHAT IF I GET AN ERROR MESSAGE WHEN I TRY TO ENROLL AN EMAIL ADDRESS OR U.S. MOBILE NUMBER?
Once member support moves your email address or U.S. mobile phone number, it will be connected to your bank account so you can start sending and receiving money with Zelle® through your Beacon Financial Credit Union banking app and online banking. Please call our member support team at (423) 975-0025 for help.
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1 Mobile network carrier fees may apply. 2 Must have a bank account in the U.S. to use Zelle®. 3 Transactions typically occur in minutes when the recipient’s email address or U.S. mobile number is already enrolled with Zelle®. 4 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®. Copyright © 2022 Beacon Financial Credit Union. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions apply. Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license. Beacon Financial Credit Union 1102 W Market St Ste 20 Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 975-0025