Send and Receive Money with Zelle®
This Is How Money Moves®
Introducing Zelle® – a fast and safe way to send money to friends, family and other people you trust, wherever they bank. Whether you’re paying rent, gifting money, or splitting the cost of a bill, Zelle® has you covered. It’s as quick and easy as cash.1 And Zelle® is free when you’re using the FBCO mobile banking app.
Send money directly from your account to theirs — typically in minutes1.
Use Zelle® within the app you already trust. No account numbers are shared.
There are no fees to send money with Zelle® when using our app.
Zelle® is Part of the First Bank of Central Ohio Mobile App
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Enroll today and send money to friends and family.
- Log into the First Bank of Central Ohio app.
- In the main menu, select “Send money with Zelle®.
- Enroll your email address or U.S. mobile number.
- You’re ready to start sending and receiving money with Zelle®.
Zelle® Frequently Asked Questions
You can send, request, or receive money with Zelle®. To get started, log into First Bank of Central Ohio’s mobile app. In the main menu, select “Send money 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 number), add the amount you’d like to send and an optional note, review, then hit “Send.” The recipient will receive an email or text message notification via the method they used to enroll with Zelle®. Money is available to your recipient in minutes if they are already enrolled with Zelle®.
To request money using Zelle®, choose “Request,” select the individual from whom you’d like to request money, enter the amount you’d like, include an optional note, review and hit “Request”. 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 number.
To receive money, just share your enrolled email address or U.S. mobile 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 Central Ohio account, typically within minutes.
If someone sent you money with Zelle® and you have not yet enrolled with Zelle®, follow these steps:
- Click on the link provided in the payment notification you received via email or text message.
- Select First Bank of Central Ohio.
- 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.
Your email address or U.S. mobile number may already be enrolled with Zelle® at another bank or credit union. If you would like to move your email address or U.S. mobile number from the financial institution where you initially enrolled with Zelle®, simply click “Transfer” when prompted during the Zelle® enrollment process and confirm your desired changes.
Once you transfer your email address or U.S. mobile number, it will be connected to your account at the financial institution you selected and you can start sending and receiving money with Zelle® right away.
Keeping your money and information safe is a top priority for First Bank of Central Ohio. When you use Zelle® within our mobile app, your information is protected with the same technology we use to keep your First Bank of Central Ohio account safe.
Zelle® is a great way to send money to family, friends, and people you are familiar with such as your personal trainer, babysitter or neighbor1.
Since money is sent directly from your First Bank of Central Ohio account to another person’s bank account within minutes1, Zelle® should only be used to send money to friends, family and others you trust.
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 Central Ohio nor Zelle® offers a protection program for payments made with Zelle®, including 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 Central Ohio mobile app using just their email address or U.S. mobile number.
Neither First Bank of Central Ohio nor Zelle® offers a protection program for 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 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 614-992-6700 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 614-992-6700 so we can help you.
No, First Bank of Central Ohio does not charge any fees to use Zelle® in the First Bank of Central Ohio app.
Your mobile carrier’s messaging and data rates may apply.
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 or 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.
1U.S. checking or savings account required to use Zelle®. Transactions between enrolled consumers typically occur in minutes.
Zelle® and the Zelle® related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.