Making a deposit can seem intimidating. What’s a deposit slip? How do I fill it out? Where do I sign the check? There are how many ways to deposit my money!? We can help. Making a deposit is simply adding money to your account.
The first thing you should know is that you don’t even need to step inside a branch office to make a deposit. However, if you feel more comfortable, you can visit any Farmington Bank branch and we’d be happy to walk you through the process. Let’s get started.
Making a Deposit without Visiting a Branch
- Turn your check over and endorse it. This means to sign your name on the back. Your check is marked to indicate where to put your signature. You cannot deposit cash through the mobile app.
- Log in to the Farmington Bank Mobile App. If you don’t have a username and password, you’ll need to first walk through a quick and easy enrollment process.
- Once logged in, choose “Make a Deposit” from the menu and then tap “Deposit a Check”.
- Follow the prompts which include snapping a photo of the front and back of your check, choosing the account to which you’d like to deposit your funds (conveniently located in a drop down menu), and the amount for which the check is written.
- Press “Submit” and you’re done.
At Farmington Bank, checks deposited Monday through Friday before 7 pm ET will be credited to your account by the next business day.
Deposit at an ATM (Automated Teller Machine)
- Turn your check over and endorse it. This means to sign your name on the back. Your check is marked to indicate where to put your signature.
- Visit a Farmington Bank ATM machine. You can withdraw cash at any ATM but must use your own bank’s ATM to make a deposit.
- Swipe or insert your ATM or debit card and enter your PIN (Personal Identification Number). If you don’t know your PIN number, you’ll need to go inside the branch to make your deposit.
- Select “Deposit” from the menu and follow the prompts. During the transaction, you’ll be asked to insert your cash and/or check(s) into the machine. There is a visual provided so that you know how to enter them (e.g., which end first, upright or face down, etc.). For your convenience, you can deposit multiple checks at once. At an ATM, no deposit ticket is needed for this transaction.
- Upon completion, you can elect to receive a receipt reflecting your total deposit amount (the sum of all your checks) or an overview of each individual check. Keep this for your records.
ACH (Automated Clearing House) Transaction or Transfer
- ACH transfers can be used to move money between financial institutions, to pay one-time or recurring bills or to have your paycheck automatically deposited into your account each pay period.
- Provide your name, routing number and account number, as they appear on your checks, to the institution you want to pay or send money to. You can alternatively use your debit card information if you prefer.
- Once the fund’s recipient has verified your information, the transfer or payment can be done with just a few clicks or even automatically.
- Employers typically have a form you will need to complete to sign up for direct deposit. Your Human Resources Department can assist you.
Making a Deposit Inside the Branch
Use the Teller Line
- Visit any Farmington Bank branch office. There is a desk provided in each branch containing deposit slips and pens. You can endorse your check here, which simply means to sign the back. Your check is marked to indicate where to put your signature.
- Grab a deposit slip and complete the applicable fields (see sample below). You’ll need your account number as well as the cash and check(s) you’ll be depositing. If you need help, bring it to any teller and they’ll be pleased to assist.
- Once you’ve finished filling out your deposit slip, bring that, along with your cash and check(s,) to the next available teller who will process your transaction. You’ll be asked to provide a valid ID.
Questions? We're here to help! Stop by any Farmington Bank branch office
or call toll-free 877-376-2265.