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Gesa offers other services that help members accomplish their financial goals. These services are offered following our “low or no fee” guidelines.
Services such as Cashier’s Checks, Gift Cards, Safe Deposit Boxes, Savings Bond Redemption, Signature Guarantee, and Notary Service are offered at our convenient branches or online. Contact a Member Service Representative or call 888.946.4372 for assistance.
When you need a secured way to pay an item you are purchasing from a third party, consider a cashier’s check. Common uses are for escrow purposes when purchasing a house, purchasing a car from a private party, or any other large purchase where the third party requires a secure transaction.
As a member, you may request one cashier’s check per month for no charge. After that, a small service charge per check applies. Please contact a Member Service Representative for more information.
Gesa gift cards are guaranteed to please. They can be used anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. You choose the amount and the recipient chooses where to go and what to buy. It's that simple!
Visit any branch to purchase a Gift Card. It's easy! You can purchase cards in amounts from $20 to $500 at any branch. The cost for the card is just $2.95.
For more information on Gift Cards, you can talk to any Gesa Member Services Representative.
To find out the available balance on a gift card that you have received or purchased from a Gesa branch, or to report a lost, found or stolen card, call 866.510.2974.
Funds loaded onto a Visa Gift Card are not federally insured by NCUA.
For those items you can’t afford to lose, rent a safe deposit box from Gesa so your valuables are safe from theft, fire, flood, vandalism, and unauthorized access in your home. Your valuables are locked in a Gesa Credit Union vault, accessible only to you.
Size and Cost
Contact the Gesa office nearest you for availability and pricing. Dimensions are given in height by width in inches. All boxes are approximately 22.5 inches deep.
Sizes range from 3x5 to 10x10. Not all sizes are available at all branches.
How Does It Work?
Annual rental period is from August 1 through July 31. The rental fee is paid at the beginning of the rental period. The fee will be prorated for rentals established during the year. The amount of the yearly fee is automatically withdrawn from your designated account on August 1 of each year.
Redemption of savings bonds is available at all Gesa branches for the following series:
- Series E – May 1941 to June 1980
- Series EE – January 1980 and later
- Series I – September 1998 and later
Certain information is needed when redeeming a savings bond. Please contact a Member Service Representative at your Gesa branch for more information.
U.S. Treasury Bonds may be purchased online by setting up a TreasuryDirect account.
A signature guarantee is a specialized service offered to facilitate certain types of transactions. It is often used in situations where the ownership of a security is being transferred, such as the sale of a stock or a bond. This is a highly specialized service that has a much higher level of security than a Notary signature.
Some documents require a notarized signature, which legally certifies the signature. Notary service is available at all branches for Gesa members. Notary fees are as follows:
- Members - $5/document
- Non-Members - $10/document
Please bring proof of your identity, such as driver's license, passport, or birth certificate when requesting a notary service. Some documents require special attention so contact a Member Service Representative about your specific notary requirements.
When you need a low-cost way to transfer money to someone in another country, come to Gesa. Our international money transfer service makes it easy and convenient to send money to rural areas around the globe where traditional wire transfer services may not be available. Money transfer service is available from Gesa to Mexico, Canada, and Latin America.
Please contact a Member Service Representative at your local branch for more information.
A wire transfer is a fast, convenient way for members to transfer funds from their Gesa account to another financial institution. There's no waiting or delays when the transfer is made, so you can be assured that the party on the other end has immediate access to the wired funds.
Incoming Wire Transfers to Gesa
Incoming wire transfer service is available to Gesa members. Funds from incoming wire transfers will be available in your account no later than the next business day.
We cannot anticipate exact arrival times of wire transfers nor can we guarantee that wires will be received on the same day they are sent. Depending on the originator, the wire may need to be sent through an additional (or "intermediary") bank and thus be delayed, or the information received may not be accurate or complete enough for the wire to be processed immediately.
To receive a wire to your Gesa Credit Union account, the sender will need the following information:
Beneficiary: Your name
Beneficiary's Account #: Your 6 or 8 digit Gesa Credit Union account number
Beneficiary's Address: City, State, Zip Code
Receiving Institution: Gesa Credit Union, Richland, WA
Gesa's ABA routing number (or transit number): 325181248
Gesa's address (for wires): 51 Gage Blvd., Richland, WA 99352
These instructions also pertain to wires originated from outside the country. We are not a member of SWIFT, nor any other international wire service, but any bank large enough to be a U.S. correspondent for a foreign bank can forward the wire to us through Fed Line.
Sending Wire Transfers
Gesa can wire funds for you in any amount to any financial institution across the nation or around the world and the service is available for a nominal charge. Gesa does not send wires to Western Union.
You can have funds transferred the same day. The cut-off time for outgoing wires is 12:30 PM Pacific Time for same-day processing, Monday - Friday (Holidays excepted). Wire requests received after 12:30 PM and on Saturdays will be wired the next business day.
Only collected available funds can be transferred from Gesa Credit Union. See our current Fee Schedule for wire service charges.
Contact a Member Services Representative at 888.946.4372 or visit a branch to fill out a Domestic Wire Transfer Form.
To ensure a successful and timely wire transfer, the following information is required:
- The receiving financial institution’s name
- City and state of the receiving institution
- The receiving institution's ABA number (routing number)
- A U.S. correspondent bank for all international wires
- Name of Beneficiary (person or company to whom the wire is being sent)
- Account Number of Beneficiary (at receiving institution)
- Address of Beneficiary (city, state, zip code)
- If the beneficiary is going into the institution to obtain the funds and does not have an account at the receiving institution, please note it is a "P.U.P.I.D." (payable upon proper identification) wire.
- Special Instructions - Provide details if the Beneficiary will need additional information to properly apply your wire transfer funds (such as to your escrow or account number with that company).
Foreign Wire Transfers
You will need to visit a branch to complete the International Wire Transfer Form. Depending on the banking system in the country of receipt, it may take a few days up to a few weeks for your wire to be received. In sending wires to banks in foreign countries, Gesa uses intermediary U.S. banks. Foreign wires require Intermediary Bank information on the wire form.
- If being sent via an Intermediary Bank, the Intermediary Bank's name, routing number and account number at Intermediary Bank.
All wire transfers are denominated in US Dollars. Gesa Credit Union does not send wires denominated in foreign currencies, and cannot quote or speculate on applicable foreign exchange rates. Gesa Credit Union is not responsible for, nor can we predict, fees charged by any intermediary and/or foreign banks (routinely deducted from wire proceeds by the receiving bank). The cut-off time for outgoing wires is 12:00 PM Pacific Time for same-day processing, Monday - Friday (Holidays excepted).
If you have any questions or need more information regarding a wire transfer, please call us at 888.946.4372 or visit one of our branch offices.