What is Zelle?
Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to send money directly between almost any bank accounts in the U.S., typically within minutes. With just an email address or U.S. mobile phone number, you can send money to people you know and trust, regardless of where they bank. Ask your recipient to enroll with Zelle before you send them money – this will help them get your payment more quickly.
Who can I send money to with Zelle?
You can send money to friends, family and people you know with a bank account in the United States. We recommend you ask people to enroll with Zelle before you send them money – this will help them get your payment more quickly.
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person’s bank account within minutes, 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. Zelle should not be used to send money to people you don’t know or to purchase goods.
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 minutes.
If you have not yet enrolled with Zelle, follow these steps:
- Select the link provided in the payment notification you received via email or text message.
- Select Happy State Bank.
- 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 in Zelle with 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 neighbor.
Since money is sent directly from your bank account to another person’s bank account within minutes, Zelle should not be used to send money to people you don’t know or trust.
Zelle should not be used for the purchase of goods. Neither Zelle nor Happy State Bank offer a protection program if you do not receive what you paid for or the item you receive is not as described or as you expected.
Are there any fees to send money using Zelle?
Happy State Bank does not charge any fees to use Zelle.
How do I get started?
It’s easy — Zelle is already available within Happy State Bank’s mobile banking app! Check our app or sign in online and follow a few simple steps to enroll with Zelle today. We recommend you enroll before someone sends you money – this will help you get your first payment faster.
You can find a full list of participating banks and credit unions live with Zelle here.
If your recipient’s bank 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 you enroll with Zelle through the Happy State Bank app, the name of your bank and the email address or U.S. mobile number you enrolled is shared with Zelle (no sensitive account details are shared – those stay with Happy State Bank). 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 Happy State Bank of the incoming payment. Happy State Bank then directs the payment into your bank account, all while keeping your sensitive account details private.
Can I use Zelle internationally?
In order to use Zelle, the sender and recipient’s bank accounts must be based in the U.S.
Can I cancel a payment?
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 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 know and 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 us at 800-447-2265 so we can help you.
How long does it take to receive money with Zelle?
Money sent with Zelle is typically available to an enrolled person within minutes. Ask your friends and family to enroll with Zelle before you send them money – this will help them get your payment more quickly.
If you send money to someone who isn’t enrolled with Zelle, they will receive a notification prompting them to enroll. After enrollment, it may take 1 – 3 business days for your recipient to receive their first payment. This is a security feature of Zelle designed to protect you when you’re sending or receiving money with Zelle. Once their first payment completes, your recipient will be able to receive future payments faster, typically within minutes.
If it has been more than three days, 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 give the Happy State Bank customer support team a call toll-free at 800-447-2265 or get in touch through our support page.
Will the person I send money to be notified?
Yes! They will receive a notification via email or text message.
Is my information secure?
Keeping your money and information safe is a top priority for Happy State Bank. When you use Zelle within our mobile app, your information is protected with the same technology we use to keep your bank account safe.
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 on-line 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 Zelle nor Happy State Bank offer a protection program for any purchase or sale conducted using Zelle.
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. Call the Zelle customer support team and ask them to move your email address or U.S. mobile phone number to Happy State Bank 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 Happy State Bank account so you can start sending and receiving money with Zelle.