Send Money with Zelle

Personal payments just got easier. We're taking the hassle out of sending or receiving money.

We have partnered with Zelle® to give you a personal payment service that allows you to send and receive money in minutes1 with no fees. Zelle is offered by the country's leading banks and credit unions, including BB&T, united in making payments easier for their clients. All you need is a BB&T checking account, an online banking user ID and password, and a mobile number or email address.

How to get started

You can enroll in Zelle through U by BB&T® online banking or mobile app in three simple steps.

  • Select Send Money with Zelle in the U navigation menu
  • Choose the primary account you want to use for Zelle payments
  • Verify your contact information (mobile number and/or email) for payments

How it works

Simply select or add contacts, enter the amount you wish to send, review and select Send.

If your contact already uses Zelle, they'll receive their payment within minutes. If not, they'll receive a notification with instructions on how to enroll.

Send money in 3 easy steps

Zelle is the simple and secure way to send and receive money:

  1. Log in to U with your online banking user ID and password
  2. Select Send Money with Zelle in the U navigation menu
  3. Select Send

Send money with Zelle

See how easy it is to send and receive money anywhere in the US with Zelle.

Connecting people through money like never before. It's not in the mail, it's in your hand.

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1Transactions typically occur within minutes. If your recipient is not yet registered with Zelle, it could take between 1 and 3 days.

You must have a bank account in the United States to use Zelle.

Zelle is only available for retail clients for personal payments.

Zelle and the Zelle marks are registered trademarks of Early Warning Services, LLC. Zelle and the Zelle related marks and logos are property of Early Warning Service, LLC.

Fees from your mobile or data carrier may apply. A monthly service fee applies if you choose to access your online banking financial data through QuickBooks® or Quicken® Direct Connect.

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