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Now, eligible Bethpage small business members can send and receive payments with Zelle®1. Zelle® offers a fast and easy way to receive payments from your customers1, directly to your Bethpage checking account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to use Zelle® with a small business account?

Existing Bethpage members with a small business account that have been invited to participate in the initial launch can start using Zelle® today with their small business account.

All other Bethpage members with small business accounts will be able to enroll with Zelle® in the future. Bethpage is working quickly to establish your access.

If you are unsure if you were invited to participate, please contact Bethpage Member Services at 1-800-628-7070 for assistance.

I’m a new small business account member, will I be notified when I’m eligible to use Zelle® with my small business account?

Be on the lookout for an announcement for when Zelle® is available for your small business account.

What is Zelle®?

Zelle® is a fast and easy way for small businesses to send, request, and receive money directly between eligible bank accounts in the U.S.1. If your customers use Zelle® within their mobile banking app, they can send payments directly to your Bethpage bank account with just your email address or U.S. mobile number. With Zelle®, payments typically arrive within minutes2.

How do I use Zelle® with a small business account?

You can send, request, or receive money with Zelle®. To get started, log into Bethpage’s online banking or mobile app and select “Send Money with Zelle®”. Enter your email address or U.S. mobile number, receive a one-time verification code, enter it, accept terms and conditions, and you’re ready to start sending and receiving with Zelle®.

Who can I send money to with Zelle® when I have a small business bank account?

When you use Zelle® with a small business account, you can send money to other small businesses with an eligible account at a financial institution that offers Zelle® to small businesses. You can also send money to consumers that have access to Zelle® through their mobile banking app. At this time, we don’t support sending to (or receiving from) consumers that are only enrolled in the Zelle® app.

If the small business or consumer you send money to has already enrolled with Zelle®; through their bank’s mobile app, the money is sent directly to their bank account and cannot be canceled. 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.

I have a small business bank account. Who can I receive payments from with Zelle®?

You can receive payments from consumers using Zelle® through their bank’s mobile app. You can also receive payments from other small businesses if their financial institution offers Zelle® to small businesses. At this time, you’re not able to receive payments from consumers that are only enrolled in the Zelle® app.

How long does it take to receive payments with Zelle®?

Once you’re enrolled with Zelle®, money you receive is typically available within minutes.

How do I receive payments with Zelle®?

First, you should enroll your email address or U.S. mobile number with Zelle® through your mobile banking app and associate it with your small business banking account. Second, share your enrolled email address or U.S. mobile number with your customers and ask them to send you payment with Zelle® right from their banking app. You don’t need to share any sensitive account details; they can send you money by using your enrolled email address or U.S. mobile number to identify you. After the consumer sends you payment with Zelle®, you will receive your money directly into your enrolled bank account.

How do I request payments with Zelle®?

You can also request payments directly through your mobile banking app by clicking “Send Money with Zelle®,” selecting “Request,” entering your customer’s email address or U.S. mobile number, confirming the recipient is correct (make sure you’ve entered the correct email address or U.S. mobile number of the person or business you want to request payment from) and tapping “request”.

If your customer is using Zelle® through their bank’s mobile app, they’ll be able to pay you with Zelle®. You’ll receive a payment notification once your customer has sent you money in response to your request. If your customer is enrolled in the Zelle® app, they will not be able to send you money with Zelle®, and you should arrange for a different payment method.

How do I tell my customers that they can pay me with Zelle®?

There are a few ways you can encourage your customers to pay you with Zelle®.

  • Tell customers verbally that you accept payments with Zelle®, and that they can easily send you money right from their banking app.
  • Include it on an invoice. We recommend adding “I accept payments with Zelle®” or “Pay me with Zelle®”.
  • Use Zelle® to request money3 from your customers (which will send them a notification telling them you’ve requested payment with Zelle®).
  • Add pre-approved Zelle® content to your business website: zellepay.com/smallbusiness-toolkit.

Please note, you’ll only be able to receive payments from consumers using Zelle® through their financial institution’s mobile banking app. You will not be able to receive payments from consumers enrolled in the Zelle® app.

Does Zelle® or Bethpage offer purchase protection?

Neither Bethpage 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.

. Zelle® does not offer 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.

Are there any fees to use Zelle® with a small business account at Bethpage?

No, Bethpage does not charge a fee to use Zelle® with a small business account.

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I want to use Zelle® to send and receive money with friends from my personal bank account, as well as to receive payments for my small business from my business account. Are there any differences in the experience?

Whether you use Zelle® with a business account or a consumer account, Zelle® uses the same network to initiate payments to small businesses and consumers. Consumers who are already enrolled with Zelle® through their mobile banking app don’t need to do anything different to send money to a small business – they use the existing Zelle® experience they already know and trust within their bank’s mobile app. However, the experience is slightly different for small businesses1, as small businesses cannot currently send payments to or receive payments from consumers who are only enrolled in the Zelle® app.

If I already use Zelle® for my small business, do I need to do something different to continue using Zelle®?

Read the updated terms and conditions that were provided by Bethpage.

I already use Zelle® through my personal bank account. How do I enroll to use Zelle® with my small business bank account?

To get started, log into Bethpage’s online banking or mobile app. To enroll a small business bank account with Zelle®, you must use a different U.S. mobile number or email address than the one you used to enroll your personal bank account with Zelle®. For example, name@email.com would be connected to your personal checking account, and 555-555-1234 would be connected to your small business bank account.

Who should I call if I have questions or need help?

Please call Bethpage at 1-800-628-7070 so we can help you.

Can I cancel a payment if I sent money using Zelle®?

You can only cancel a payment if the small business or consumer 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 send money to a small business or consumer that has already enrolled with Zelle® through their bank or credit union’s mobile app, 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 try to send money to a consumer who is enrolled in the Zelle® app, the payment won’t go through and a message will pop up to let you know the payment cannot be completed. With small business accounts, Zelle® does not currently support sending money to users enrolled in the Zelle® app.

If you sent money to the wrong person, please immediately call our customer support team at 1-800-628-7070 so we can help you.

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