Zelle is a fast, safe, and easy way to send and request money that comes as part of our Mobile Banking app. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more.
What is Zelle?
Who can I send money to with Zelle?
How do I use Zelle?
You can send, request, or receive money with Zelle. To get started, log into your mobile app, click the blue “+” sign at the bottom of the screen and select “Zelle®". Enter your email address or U.S. mobile phone number, receive a one-time verification code, enter it, accept 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(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 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 already enrolled with Zelle, you do not need to take any further action. The money will move directly into your bank account, typically within minutes1.
If you have not yet enrolled with Zelle, follow these steps:
Step 1. Click on the link provided in the payment notification you received via email or text message.
Step 2. Select your financial institution.
Step 3. 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 to ensure you receive your money.
What types of payments can I make with Zelle?
Zelle is a great way to send money to family, friends and people you are familiar with such as your personal trainer, babysitter or neighbor2.
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 friends, family and others you trust.
Neither Peoples Bank 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 bank doesn’t offer Zelle?
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 AndroidTM 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?
Can I use Zelle internationally?
Can I cancel a payment?
If your recipient has not yet enrolled with Zelle, the payment will remain pending and the money will not move from your account. If the recipient does not enroll within 14 days, the payment will expire, and the transaction will need to be made again.
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.
How long does it take to receive money with Zelle?
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 correct email address or U.S. mobile phone number.
Still having trouble? Please contact us at (219) 853-7636.
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?
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 these types of transactions.
These transactions are potentially high risk (just like sending cash to a person you don't know is high risk). Neither Peoples Bank 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?
Your email address or U.S. mobile phone number may already be enrolled with Zelle at another bank or credit union. The mobile app will prompt you to move your email address or U.S. mobile phone number to Peoples Bank so you can use it for Zelle.
Once your email address or U.S. mobile phone number is moved, it will be connected to your bank account so you can start sending and receiving money with Zelle through the Peoples Bank mobile banking app. Please call us at (219) 853-7636 for help.
1 Transactions typically occur in minutes when the recipient's email address or U.S. mobile number is already enrolled with Zelle.
2 Must have a bank account in the U.S. to use Zelle.
3 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.