Your Elmira Savings Bank account representative will be more than happy to help you with the list below, complete the attached forms, and send them to all applicable parties on your behalf. Or, if you’d prefer, you are welcome to do so at your convenience.
- Open your Elmira Savings Bank account today.
You can open an account with us by visiting any of our local branch offices, or call (607)734-3374, (888) 372-9299, to find out which branch is closest to you.
- If opening a checking account, discontinue writing checks and using your Debit card on your old account.
Let all of the checks you have written on that account clear. Remember that this could take up to 10 business days. Destroy your old ATM or Debit cards.
- Change Direct Deposits.
Complete the Direct Deposit Authorization Form. A separate form should be provided to anyone you receive a direct deposit from (i.e. your employer, the Social Security Administration or your retirement plan).
- Change any Automatic Withdrawals.
Complete the Automatic Withdrawal Switch Form for this. A separate form should be provided to anyone who automatically debits funds from your account using your old bank account number (i.e. online service provider, etc.). Also, your new debit card number will need to be provided to anyone using your card number for automatic withdrawals.
- Close your old account.
Complete the Checking Account Closing Form to let your previous bank know you wish to close the account. This form also helps you tell them what to do with any money remaining in the account. Best of all, you can avoid the awkwardness of going to your previous bank, to close the account in person, by mailing this form to them.
Forms Provided by Elmira Savings Bank:
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