Direct Deposit Is a Fast and Secure Way to Get Your Pay
Direct deposit is an automatic electronic deposit of your paycheck into your account. Not only will you have fast, secure access to your funds—you’ll also lower your risk of ID theft and mail fraud. And, you’ll have a suite of digital tools that simplify managing your money.
Easy Money Management
- Want to know when your deposit hits your account? Set up a secure notification in seconds.
- Want to start building up your savings before you’re tempted to spend it? No problem. Just split your direct deposit between your checking and a savings account. You’ll be able to choose how much goes into each.
- Need to check your balance, pay bills or transfer money? It’s a breeze to do with our mobile app* and online banking.
- Want to pay recurring online subscriptions, services and purchases from a single place? You can easily link them to your account with Card on File. And, if you decide to switch which account you use to pay, you’ll only have to update that information in one place.
Unlock Powerful Perks. Do More With Your Money.
When you have direct deposit with Navy Federal, you open the door to even more ways to earn and save.
Earn more on your money with a special rate on a Special EasyStart℠ Certificate.
Higher Cash-Back Rate
Get 1.75% cash back1 on all your purchases with a cashRewards credit card. (That’s .25% more than you’d earn without direct deposit.)
Get back up to $120 a year in ATM fee rebates on checking accounts that offer them (up to $240 a year with Free Active Duty Checking®).
How Can I Set Up Direct Deposit?
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
Check out our Mobile Banking Video Tutorials for more information.
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
Use the Standard Form 1199A for agency pay or GoDirect if you receive benefit payments from the Federal Government for:
- 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.↵