GTE Financial announced today Zelle is now live in its mobile banking app. Access to Zelle is embedded into the digital banking experience of GTE Financial and enables convenient person-to-person (P2P) payments for more than 230,000 GTE mobile banking consumers in Tampa Bay.
“We are thrilled to continue to expand the benefits of our recently launched and newly-improved mobile app. With the incorporation of Zelle into our mobile experience, our members will join millions of Americans who have found in Zelle a fast, safe, and easy way to send money to people they trust,” said Brian Best, President and CEO of GTE Financial.
A CONVENIENT WAY TO PAY PEOPLE YOU TRUST – RIGHT FROM GTE FINANCIAL MOBILE APP
The Zelle Network® includes banks and credit unions of all sizes. For more than 140 million consumers, Zelle is already available from the convenience of their mobile banking app or in the Zelle app, making digital payments a fast, safe, and easy alternative to cash and checks. Zelle allows funds to be sent from one bank account in the U.S. 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.
In addition to having full control of their cards with a digital card replacement ̶ when members lose, damage, or have their physical cards stolen ̶ GTE Financial members can also: turn cards on and off instantly, customize debit and credit card transaction alerts and preferences, and redeem and manage points and rewards, among other exciting features offered in the app. Now, with Zelle, GTE is adding even more value to their digital experience:
Members can receive money fast, typically within minutes. When both the sender and receiver are enrolled with Zelle, money goes directly from one bank account to another and is available for use in minutes.
Members can send money to friends, family, and people they trust. Through GTE Financial’s mobile app, members can send money to almost anyone with a bank account in the U.S.
Members can request money from other people, making it easy to collect money for things like group gifts or shared meals.
There’s no need to download another app. Members can use Zelle to send money within GTE Financial’s mobile banking app or online banking.
Members can avoid sharing sensitive account information with friends and family. All the member needs to share is their U.S. mobile phone number or email address to send and receive money with Zelle.
GTE Financial is encouraging all current and new members to enroll with Zelle before December 31, 2020. Every time members transfer $5 or more using Zelle in the GTE app or in online banking, GTE Financial will donate $1 to Credit Unions for Kids, which supports local childrens’ hospitals. To learn more about GTE Financial’s mobile app and Zelle, visit www.gtefinancial.org.
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 bank accounts generally within minutes when the recipient is already enrolled with Zelle. To learn more about Zelle and its participating financial institutions, visit www.zellepay.com.
About GTE Financial
GTE Financial is a not- for- profit financial cooperative with more than $2 billion in assets and 23 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 230,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.
Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.