CAN I DO ONLINE AND MOBILE BANKING WITH SDFCU FROM MY RESIDENCE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?

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CAN I DO ONLINE AND MOBILE BANKING WITH SDFCU FROM MY RESIDENCE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?

Answer

Yes, you can do online banking at www.sdfcu.org and also by downloading the SDFCU mobile app. Checks can be deposited using the mobile app, or by using online banking. If using a smartphone, tablet, or a computer with a camera, you can capture the image within the application using the camera. If using a computer laptop without a camera, you can capture the image using a scanner. Online banking and the mobile app are available once you open your SDFCU account, however, there is a 30-day waiting period for the check deposit feature within both online banking and the mobile app. Members can access their accounts through online banking and the mobile app from outside the U.S. in most cases, unless the country is blocked for security reasons*.

*Countries blocked for online banking – Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Crimea Syria

*Countries blocked for mobile app - Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Crimea, Syria, Russia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Belarus, Pakistan