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Community First Credit Union Introduces Zelle® in its Digital Banking Experience

By: Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC

Posted on 6/17/2022 8:02:47 AM

Zelle® makes it fast, safe and easy to send money digitally
to those you know and trust

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 17, 2022 – Community First Credit Union, one of Florida’s largest credit unions with headquarters in Downtown Jacksonville, announces Zelle® is now live in its online banking and mobile app. Zelle is now available in the digital banking experience for all Community First members. This integration enables convenient digital payments.

“Our members are constantly seeking new ways to simplify their financial lives,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First Credit Union. “Being a trusted Zelle® partner gives our members another option to quickly and safely send and receive money with friends and family.”

The Zelle Network® includes financial institutions of all sizes. For more than 150 million consumers, Zelle® is already available from the convenience of their mobile banking app, making digital payments a fast, safe and easy alternative to cash and checks. 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®.

Members not enrolled who receive a payment notification or a request for payment can enroll through the Community First online banking platform or mobile app. Community First’s members should only use Zelle® to send and receive money with friends, family and people they know and trust.

Zelle® is free to use in Community First’s online banking and mobile app and joins the full suite of digital products and payment options available to personal members.

About Zelle®

Brought to you by Early Warning Services, LLC, an innovator in payment and risk management solutions, Zelle® makes it fast, safe and easy for money to move. The Zelle Network® connects financial institutions of all sizes, enabling consumers and businesses to send fast digital payments to people they know and trust with a bank account in the U.S. Funds are available directly in consumer bank accounts generally within minutes when the recipient is already enrolled with Zelle®. To learn more about Zelle® and its participating financial institutions, visit

About Community First Credit Union

Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the largest credit unions in Florida with $2.5 billion in assets and serving 160,000 members. Community First has 19 locations and 355 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses across the First Coast.

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