BofA posts strong Zelle numbers

Source: Bank of America

Bank of America today announced record-breaking person-to-person (P2P) payments use, as its customers increasingly make the move to cashless solutions.

Bank of America today announced record-breaking person-to-person (P2P) payments use, as its customers increasingly make the move to cashless solutions.

Bank of America saw total Zelle transactions for 2017 hit nearly 68 million, an 84 percent growth rate from the previous year. In Q4 alone, Bank of America processed over 23 million transactions, totaling nearly $7 billion, up 91 percent from the prior year.

And the cashless trend continues to take off in 2018. Currently, Bank of America has nearly 3 million active Zelle users, and continues to add thousands of new users every day.

“We’re excited to see the overwhelming growth, as customers increasingly turn to mobile payments that are fast, safe and easy,” said Mark Monaco, head of Enterprise Payments at Bank of America. “Zelle is another example of how we’re making it easier for customers to better manage their financial lives.”

Bank of America is one of the seven owner banks of Early Warning Services, LLC, the company behind Zelle. It was one of the first banks to incorporate the benefits and features of the Zelle experience within its mobile banking app in early 2017.

Zelle makes it easy for consumers to send, receive and request money, allowing them to use the existing contacts on their mobile device. Funds are sent from one bank account to another typically within minutes, when both parties are enrolled, using only a recipient’s email address or mobile number.

Bank of America is one of the participating banks that offer users a split feature in its mobile banking app – for dividing expenses among multiple contacts or friends, such as a group dinner check – and the ability to add a personal note along with the payment transfer or request 

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