Zelle® Blog
December 13, 2017

A Holly Jolly Way to Easy Group Gifting

All year long you heard your parents talk about wanting a certain something. You know they’d never go out and buy it on their own, so it’s the perfect present to get them this year. Unfortunately, the price tag is a bit frightful.

Probably not the best idea to go at it solo. So you ask your sibs to chip in on it. They agree.

You make the purchase, wrap it up beautifully, have them sign the card, and then it’s confirmed. Best. Gift. Ever. Mom and dad LOVED it.

It’s the mooooost won-der-ful tiiiiiiime of the year! Until it’s December 31 and your siblings still haven’t paid you back for mom and dad’s gift.

They still owe, they still owe, they still owe.

Using Zelle® to Get Paid Back is so Delightful

If your sibs still haven’t paid you back, sending a request through Zelle® can be so delightful. They can easily and safely send you money with just a few taps in their mobile banking app, and the money will be available to you in minutes1. Like already-in-your-account available.

With Zelle®, there’s a feeling - of quickness.

How to Request Money for the Group Gift

Step 1: Let them know how much they owe you for the gift. Say you’re going to send a request for that amount with Zelle®, and then explain how it works.

Step 2: Look for Zelle® in your banking app. If your bank doesn’t offer Zelle®, you can download the Zelle® app for free in the App Store or Google Play. All you need is a U.S. mobile number and a debit card linked to a checking account in the U.S.   

Step 3:  Once you’ve enrolled, select your recipient, include the requested amount and a little note such as “Mom and Dad’s Gift.”

Pro-tip: Make sure you have them enroll with Zelle® before sending this first request. You can send money to someone not yet enrolled, and they’ll get a notification to enroll. However, in order to request money from someone, they need to first be enrolled with Zelle®. They can get started here.

That’s it! No need to ask your siblings to run to the ATM to grab cash or search for the checkbook they never use. As long as Zelle® is on your phones, money’s got a fast, safe and easy new way to flow.

Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!