Syracuse Fire Department Employees FCU is the 1000th financial institution on Zelle


Syracuse Federal Credit Union Fire Department employees provide members with a fast, secure, and easy way to send money digitally with Zelle.

Today, more than 6,000 members have access to Zelle® through online banking or in the mobile application of the credit union. The credit union is the 1000th financial institution to offer Zelle®.

“Our members have jobs that are anything but 9 to 5, and need to be able to send money quickly and easily, when and where it’s most convenient for them,” said Andrea Thune, CEO of Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit. Union. “Zelle® allows them to send money directly from their credit union accounts, with delivery to the recipient typically done in just a few minutes. “

Money sent with Zelle® goes directly from one US bank account to another, using only the recipient’s US email address or mobile phone number. Funds are usually available within minutes when both parties are already registered with Zelle®.

“Zelle® turned four years old in June and what better way to celebrate than to welcome our 1,000th financial institution to the network,” said Al Ko, general manager of Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator. by Zelle®. “For over 70 years, the Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union has provided financial services to local first responders, and it is an honor for Zelle® to be part of this experience now. “

Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union offers Zelle® through Fiserv’s Turnkey Service for Zelle®, which optimizes commissioning so that banks and credit unions can get their customers and members to use Zelle® faster than ever. Fiserv activates Zelle® for more than 600 financial institutions.

“Consumers are embracing the speed, convenience and security of real-time payments, and financial institutions are ready to deliver,” said Matt Wilcox, president, Digital Payments and Data Aggregation at Fiserv. “We are proud to be a part of this important milestone as the Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union takes its hard-working members to the next step in their digital payment journey. “

The Zelle® network includes financial institutions of all sizes. Consumers who are not enrolled and receive a payment notification or request for payment can enroll through their financial institution or by downloading the Zelle® app if their financial institution does not offer Zelle®. Consumers should only use Zelle® to send and receive money with friends, family, and people they know and trust.

Zelle and the associated Zelle marks are the exclusive property of Early Warning Services, LLC and are used here under license.


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