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Syracuse Fire Department Employees FCU is the 1000th financial institution on Zelle

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Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union is offering its members a fast, safe and easy way to send money digitally with Zelle.

Today, more than 6,000 members have access to Zelle® via online banking or in the credit union’s mobile app. The credit union is the 1000th financial institution to offer Zelle®.

“Our members have jobs that are anything but 9 to 5, and need to be able to send money quickly and easily, at the time and place that is most convenient for them,” said Andrea Thune, CEO of Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union. “Zelle® lets them send money right from their credit union accounts, with delivery to the recipient usually complete in just minutes.”

Money sent with Zelle® goes directly from one bank account in the U.S. to another, using only a recipient’s email address or U.S. mobile number. Funds are typically available within minutes when both parties are already enrolled with Zelle®.

“Zelle® turned four years in June, and what better way to celebrate than welcoming our 1,000th financial institution to the network,” said Al Ko, Chief Executive Officer at Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator of Zelle®. “For more than 70 years, Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union has served local first responders with financial services, and it is an honor for Zelle® to now be a part of that experience.”

Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union is offering Zelle® via Turnkey Service for Zelle® from Fiserv, which optimizes the path to go live so that banks and credit unions can get their customers and members using Zelle® faster than ever before. Fiserv enables Zelle® for more than 600 financial institutions.

“Consumers are embracing the speed, convenience and security of real-time payments, and financial institutions are ready to deliver,” said Matt Wilcox, President, Digital Payments and Data Aggregation at Fiserv. “We’re proud to be part of this milestone as Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union enables their hard-working members to take the next step in their digital payments journey.”

The Zelle Network® includes financial institutions of all sizes. Consumers who are not enrolled and receive a payment notification or a request for payment can enroll through their financial institution or by downloading the Zelle® app if their financial institution does not offer Zelle®. Consumers should only use Zelle® to send and receive money with friends, family and people they know and trust.

Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

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