Wherever the Summer Takes You… Zelle® Can Help Make it Great!

Wherever the Summer Takes You… Zelle® Can Help Make it Great!

It's summer! So many things to do, places to go, and friends to visit. Whatever plans you make this summer, Zelle® can make splitting shared vacation expenses a breeze.

Road Trip with Friends? Always a Fun Option 

There's nothing better than hitting the road with your best friends and playing your favorite tunes while making fun stops along the way. A road trip is one of the best ways to make memories -- and done right -- the journey can be just as much fun as the destination.

With Zelle® along for the ride, you can pay your share for gas, split the costs of meals, and divide the costs of accommodations with your friends without carrying cash, paying separately, or trying to remember who picked up the check last. All you need to send or receive money is an email address or U.S. mobile number.

Sharing costs and splitting expenses while on vacation can get tricky. Whose turn is it to pay? How much do you owe? Are you still owed money? Avoid the awkwardness and simplify the experience by paying exactly what you owe in the moment with Zelle®. You can even include a note in the memo field, so you'll have a record of your payments right in your banking app.

Planning Reunions and Annual Gatherings Just Got Easier 

Planning a family reunion or annual trip with friends this summer? If you're the designated planner, it may be up to you to book the plane tickets and the accommodations so everyone can be together. Not to mention scheduling lots of fun activities from snorkeling to an afternoon at the ballpark. But paying upfront adds up fast and you don't want to get stuck paying more than your share if someone cancels. 

Before making large payments for the group, send your family or friends a payment request with Zelle®. They can easily respond to your payment request from their mobile banking app, even if they don't have an account with Security Financial Bank. The best thing is, the money is sent directly to bank account and is available to spend in minutes.*

How to Request Money with Zelle® 

Step 1: Log into the SFB mobile app.

Step 2: In the main menu, select "Send money with Zelle®."

Step 3: Select "Request money with Zelle®".

Step 4: If you're already enrolled with Zelle®, select your recipient (by searching for your contact or adding a new contact using their email address or U.S. mobile number), then type in the requested amount, add a little note such as "Baseball tickets" or "Taco lunch" and click "Request".

Thank Those Who Make Your Getaway Possible

It's time to head home and you haven't heard a word from your house sitter, dog walker, or cat companion the entire trip. No news is good news. Having those you trust take care of your pets, water the plants, bring in the mail, and generally keep an eye on the house helps you to have a more relaxing vacation.

Thank those who make your getaway possible by sending them money with Zelle®. So even while you're tasting wine, basking on the beach, or visiting family, you can show your appreciation to those who let you leave your cares behind for a while. Get ready to have an amazing summer! Learn more about how Zelle® works: Zelle | Security Financial Bank (sfbank.com)

*U.S. checking or savings account required to use Zelle®. Transactions between enrolled users typically occur in minutes.

**Payment requests to persons not already enrolled with Zelle® must be sent to an email address.

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