How Can I Set Up Direct Deposit?
- Sign in to your online banking account using a web browser.
- Select the Checking account you’d like to enroll in direct deposit from the account summary page and click Show Details.
- Scroll down to Other and under Direct Deposit, select SET UP.
- Complete the direct deposit form and follow the prompts.
You may be required to fill out a specific form or provide a voided check. All employers will need:
- Navy Federal Credit Union’s routing number: 256074974
- your account number: available in our mobile app* or online banking
Visiting our site from a desktop device? You can find the Navy Federal routing number in the top right corner of our website. To find your account number(s), sign in and select the account(s) where you’ll be depositing your paycheck. Your account number will be to the right of the account name. Click the circle icon to expand and show the whole number.
Directions by Employer Types
Your setup steps will depend on your employer type (see below). Choose the one that most closely describes your organization.
Use our Direct Deposit of Net Pay Enrollment Form for paychecks from organizations not related to military service, government agency employment or benefit pay.
Military Pay (MyPay)
Use MyPay if your paychecks are for:
- Active Duty military service pay
- reserve military service pay
- military retirement pay
- employment with the Department of Defense (DoD)
- civilian employment with the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)
Government Agency Pay & Benefits
- Social Security
- supplemental security income
- VA benefit and insurance pay
- civil service retirement
- railroad retirement
How Does Direct Deposit Work?
Direct deposit allows your employer to transfer your paycheck directly into your account, so you can use your money as soon as it’s sent.
It’s easy and convenient, and because there are no paper checks, it reduces the possibility of losing or damaging a paycheck, or having it stolen. Most employers use direct deposit and electronic pay stubs, so you’ll still have access to the same information you’d have on a paper check, like a record of salary, taxes and contributions.
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cashRewards credit cards earn 1.75% cash back on net purchases for cardholders with direct deposit at Navy Federal, or 1.5% cash back for cardholders without direct deposit. Rewards are earned on eligible net purchases. "Net purchases" means the sum of your eligible purchase transactions minus returns and refunds. Eligible purchase transactions do not include, and rewards are not earned for, the following transactions: cash advances, convenience checks, balance transfers, gambling, or fees of any kind, including finance charges, late fees, returned check fees, and ATM cash advance fees. Cash-equivalent transactions, such as the purchase, loading, or reloading of gift and prepaid cards (e.g., money orders, GO Prepaid Cards, and other cash-equivalent gift cards), may not be eligible purchase transactions and may not earn rewards. To be eligible to receive 1.75% cash back on net purchases with your cashRewards card, you must either currently have direct deposit at Navy Federal or must set up and maintain direct deposit at Navy Federal. Direct deposit is defined as a recurring ACH from your employer, military pay, or certain government agency pay or benefits deposited into your Navy Federal deposit account. You will start earning 1.75% cash back once we confirm you have direct deposit at Navy Federal.↵
Free Easy Checking Only: You may qualify for direct deposit if you have (1) a recurring ACH from employer, military pay, or certain government agency pay or benefits in your name that is deposited into a Navy Federal deposit account where you are Primary or Secondary Owner, (2) (OR) Mobile deposits, ATM deposits, or Branch deposits totaling at least $500 and recurring for at least three out of four consecutive months that are deposited into Navy Federal deposit accounts where you are Primary Owner, (3) (OR) monthly Non-payroll ACH totaling at least $500 and recurring for at least three out of four consecutive months that are deposited into Navy Federal deposit accounts where you are Primary Owner, (4) (OR) monthly Non-payroll ACH totaling at least $500 and recurring for at least three out of four consecutive months that are deposited into Navy Federal deposit accounts where you are Secondary Owner.