How to Fund Your Empower Checking & Savings Accounts
So glad you made the leap. We built Empower so that everyone can get access to fair and rewarding banking, not just the wealthy.
While you wait for your card, get started by funding your account so you can use your Empower Visa® Debit card as soon as it gets there.
Here’s how you can fund your account:
Direct deposit: In the Empower app, tab Banking, tap on More and Deposit paycheck. Follow the flow to email a direct deposit form to yourself or your paycheck provider. Or you can enter your routing and account number found under the same menu (More). Your deposit is safely held at Evolve Bank and Trust, member of the FDIC, and insured up to $250,000
Transfer from other banks:
In the Empower app, tab Banking, tap on Transfer. You must link your external bank account to Empower before they can appear here. Transfer may not work with every bank. This will allow Empower to “pull” money from your external account.
On your bank’s portal, find External Accounts option and follow the instructions. This will “push” money from your external account to Empower.
Venmo / Square Cash: Have outstanding balances in Venmo and Square Cash? Cash them out to Empower so they are FDIC-insured. Simply use your routing and account number to link Empower to your Venmo / Square Cash accounts.
That’s all. In the coming weeks, we hope to create videos/gifs to walk you through these steps. Stay tuned and leave any comments if you need clarifications. If you need further support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Help feature in-app.