What is ClickSWITCH?
ClickSWITCH makes it easy for you to quickly and securely switch your recurring direct deposits and automatic payments from your previous financial institution account to your SVB account. Using ClickSWITCH eliminates the hassle of contacting all of your billers or depositors to make the changes.
What are Direct Deposits and Automatic Payments?
A direct deposit is any recurring payment you receive from an organization directly into your account. Some examples are: payroll deposits, social security payments and dividend deposits from investment accounts.
An automatic payments is a regular, ongoing payment that is initiated externally to your bank account. Some examples are: utility payments, automobile loan payments and insurance bills.
How long will it take for me to submit a switch request?
Submitting a switch typically takes about 90 seconds.
Once a switch has been submitted, when does a company receive the information?
Switches are processed and sent out within 24 hours of the switch being submitted.
How long will it take for my switch to be complete?
Once a company receives the form, automatic payment and direct deposit switches typically take 5-15 business days. Since the timeframe depends on the company receiving the switch request, it’s always a good idea to review your switch status page for the most current information regarding each switch and to continue monitoring your accounts. Timing for each switch can vary depending on the type of payment or deposit, the biller or depositor and the method needed to switch the payment or deposit.
Do I need to call my billers and depositors to confirm the switch?
We display the status for each automatic payment or direct deposit on the home screen under the button titled “Vew Existing Switches”. If a switch shows as “Completed” there’s no need to contact the biller or depositor. For switches that are marked as “Mailed” for more than 15 business days, you may want to contact the biller or depositor to confirm the status and see if the company needs additional information.
Why do I need to enter my billing account number or other specific information?
Companies require specific information to ensure your identity and to update the account information in their system.
Which address should I use for my biller or depositor?
A large number of billers and depositors are already in our system. However, if we do not have a company’s address, please use the address that is indicated on the payment confirmation or statement the company sends you. You can also typically find the address displayed in the Help or Contact Us areas of the company’s website.
What if I don’t have the information required to submit a switch?
If a field has an asterisk on the right, this information is required in order for the switch to be submitted. If you are in the middle of a switch, you can click “Save and Continue Later”. It will save as an “Information Needed” status and you can either log back in later when you have the required information or contact the financial institution for help.
How do I know if my payment or deposit has been switched?
The easiest way to check the status of a switch is to look at the “Status” column of your ClickSWITCH account by selecting “View Existing Switches”. Switches that have been completed and confirmed by your biller or depositor will display a “Completed” status. Switches that are still in process will display a “Mailed” status.
For switches that have a mailed status for 15 days or more, we recommend contacting the company to confirm the switch is completed or check your account.
What if I forget to include an automatic payment or direct deposit when submitting my switches?
You can easily submit additional switches any time! Simply log in to your ClickSWITCH account and click the correct tab in your Dashboard.
What if my switch isn’t completed and I miss a payment?
Monitoring your switch status is an important part of moving your account. It is advisable to keep enough money in your old account to cover each payment until the switch status for that payment has changed to “Completed,” or you’ve confirmed with your billers that your payment account information is updated in their systems.
When is it safe to move/remove funds from my prior account?
We recommend keeping enough money in your old account to cover each payment until the switch status is “Completed.” This is especially important for any payments that might be due during the 14 days after you initiate a switch.
One of my switches has an “Action Needed” status. What does this mean?
Occasionally, after you have submitted a switch for processing, our research team determines that the company requires you to update your banking information with them online. When this happens, your switch will show an “Action Needed” status. You may also see an “Action Needed” status if the switch is rejected for other reasons. To see the details of the action you need to take, you can click on the Edit icon in the Actions column.
Will I be notified of any switch updates?
You will receive switch updates via email. You can also log in to ClickSWITCH and view the switch status.
Can I use ClickSWITCH to switch my bill payments?
Since bill payments are not automatically recurring, you’re not able to use ClickSWITCH for them.
I’m having technical difficulties. Who should I contact?
Please contact the Concierge Desk at 1 (888) 322-2120.