Zelle

Send and Receive Money with Zelle®

Introducing Zelle® — a fast, safe and easy way to send money to friends, family and other people you trust, regardless of where they bank¹. Whether you’re paying rent, gifting money, or splitting the cost of a bill, Zelle® has you covered.

FAST

SAFE

EASY

Send money directly from your account to theirs - typically in minutes.  Use Zelle® within the app you already trust. No account numbers are shared. Send money using just an email address or U.S. mobile number.

WHAT IS ZELLE®?


DOWNLOAD THE FIRST BANK OF MANHATTAN APP:

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ENROLL TODAY AND SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY:

1.  Log into the First Bank of Manhattan app.
2.  Select “Send Money with Zelle®”.
3.  Enroll your U.S. mobile number or email address.
4.  You’re ready to start sending and receiving money with Zelle®.

 

ZELLE® FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Zelle® is a fast, safe and easy way to send money directly between accounts at almost any bank or credit union in the U.S., typically within minutes¹. 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, request, or receive money with Zelle®. To get started, log into your First Bank of Manhattan app and select “Send Money with Zelle®”. Following the prompts, enter the information requested, accept the terms and conditions, and you’re ready to start sending and receiving with Zelle®.

To send money using Zelle®, simply select someone from your mobile device’s contacts (or add a trusted recipient’s email address or U.S. mobile phone number), add 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 minutes¹.

To request money using Zelle®, choose “Request,” select the individual from whom you’d like to request money, enter the amount you’d like to request, include an optional note, review and hit “Request”². If the person you are requesting money from is not yet enrolled with Zelle®, you must use their email address to request money. If the person has enrolled their U.S. mobile number, then you can send the request using their mobile phone number.

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 be sent directly into your First Bank of Manhattan account, typically within minutes¹.

It’s easy — Zelle® is already available within the First Bank of Manhattan app! Check our app and follow a few simple steps to enroll with Zelle® today.

Your email address or U.S. mobile phone number may already be enrolled with Zelle® at another bank or credit union. Call our customer support team and ask them to move your email address or U.S. mobile phone number to First Bank of Manhattan so you can use it for Zelle®.

Once customer support moves your email address or U.S. mobile phone number, it will be connected to your First Bank of Manhattan account so you can start sending and receiving money with Zelle® through the First Bank of Manhattan app. Please call First Bank of Manhattan customer support at 815--478-4611 for help.

When you enroll with Zelle® through the First Bank of Manhattan app, your name, the name of your bank/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 First Bank of Manhattan). When someone sends money to your enrolled email address or U.S. mobile phone number, Zelle® looks up the email address or mobile number in its “directory” and notifies First Bank of Manhattan of the incoming payment. First Bank of Manhattan then directs the payment into your First Bank of Manhattan account, all while keeping your sensitive account details private.
Keeping your money and information safe is a top priority for First Bank of Manhattan. When you use Zelle® within our mobile app, your information is protected with the same technology we use to keep your First Bank of Manhattan account safe.

You can send money to friends, family and others you trust even if they have a different bank or credit union¹.

Since money is sent directly from your First Bank of Manhattan account to another person’s bank or credit union account within minutes¹, 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 phone number.

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®.

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

Only send money to people you know and trust

Money moves fast with Zelle®. Directly from bank account to bank account within minutes1. So, it's important you know and trust the people you're sending money to.

You can't cancel a payment once it's been sent if the recipient is already enrolled with Zelle®, so it's important to get it right the first time.


Beware of payment scams

If you send money to someone you don't know for a product or service you might not receive (like paying for something in advance), you may not get your money back.

Neither First Bank of Manhattan nor Zelle® offers a protection program for authorized payments made with Zelle®. So, if you aren't sure you will get what you paid for, you should use another payment method with purchase protection, such as a credit card.

Zelle® does not offer a protection program for authorized payments made with Zelle®.


Treat Zelle® like cash

Money moves fast – directly into the enrolled recipient's bank account. Make sure you're sending to the right person by confirming the first name displayed is that of your recipient.


Zelle® is a great way to send money to friends, family 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 minutes¹, Zelle® should only be used to send money to people you trust.

Neither First Bank of Manhattan, 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.

Some small businesses are able to receive payments with Zelle®. Ask your favorite small business if they accept payments with Zelle®. If they do, you can pay them directly from your First Bank of Manhattan app using just their email address or U.S. mobile number.

Neither First Bank of Manhattan, nor Zelle®, offers a protection program for any authorized payments made with Zelle®, so you should only send money to people (and small businesses) you trust. Also, always ensure you’ve used the correct email address or U.S. mobile number when sending money.

In order to use Zelle®, the sender’s and recipient’s bank or credit union 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 you do not see this option available, please contact our customer support team at 815--478-4611 for assistance with canceling the pending 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, please immediately call our customer support team at 815--478-4611 so we can help you.

You can find a full list of participating banks and credit unions live with Zelle® here.

If your recipient’s bank or credit union 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.

Yes! They will receive an email or text message notification via the email or U.S. mobile number they used to enroll 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 First Bank of Manhattan bank account, typically within minutes¹.

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 First Bank of Manhattan.
  3. Follow the instructions provided on the page to enroll and receive your money. Pay attention to the email address or U.S. mobile phone number where you received the payment notification - you should enroll with Zelle® using that email address or U.S. mobile phone number to ensure you receive your money.

Money sent with Zelle® is typically available to an enrolled recipient within minutes¹.

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 minutes¹.

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 right email address or U.S. mobile phone number.

Still having trouble? Please call the First Bank of Manhattan customer support team at 815--478-4611 for assistance.

1U.S. checking or savings account required to use Zelle®. Transactions between enrolled users typically occur in minutes.
² Payment requests to persons not already enrolled with Zelle® must be sent to an email address.
Zelle® and the Zelle® related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.