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How do I send a wire online?
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To initiate a wire through your online banking you will need to go to Commercial and select Payments. For a one-time payment, select the New Payment button and choose the type of wire you need to send. If this is a wire you will be sending frequently, click the New Template button to save the information for future use.

Domestic Wire

  • To send a domestic wire, select that payment type to open the payment page. You will be prompted to select the account the wire will be sent from and the date when it will be sent.
  • If you have already saved your recipient, you may search for them in the Recipient field; if they are not already in your list, click New Recipient.
  • You will then need to enter the wire instructions provided by your recipient, including their account number and their bank's routing number and address.
  • When your recipient is selected, you may enter the amount, the purpose of the wire and message to beneficiary.
  • When all required fields are complete, click Approve to send the wire (or Draft to submit it to another user for approval).

International Wire

  • To send an international wire, select that payment type to open the payment page. You will be prompted to select the account the wire will be sent from and the date when it will be sent.
  • If you have already saved your recipient, you may search for them in the Recipient field; if they are not already in your list, click New Recipient.
  • You will then need to enter the wire instructions provided by your recipient. Be sure to select whether the recipient provided an IBAN, SWIFT/BIC or both, the required fields will vary.
  • When your recipient is selected, you may enter the amount, the currency being sent, the purpose of the wire and message to beneficiary.
  • When all required fields are complete, click Approve to send the wire (or Draft to submit it to another user for approval).
Can I send wires online from my business accounts?
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Yes! To initiate wires from your business accounts online, please reach out to the digital banking group at 805 880 7606 or  to request the Online Banking with Wire Services application. The application will ask for estimated wire amounts, frequency, and types of wires you plan on sending. Once completed and signed, you can scan and email the form to .

How do I manage my recipients?
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You can manage, search, and edit all of your recipients' details by going to Commercial and selecting Recipients. Click the kabob icon (three vertical dots) next to any recipient and select Edit to update their information. You can also delete a recipient.

How do I add recipients for ACH payments or wires?
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Go to Commercial and select Recipients then choose New recipient. You will be prompted to choose whether these recipients are for wire payments only, ACH payments only, or for both payment types (keep in mind that some banks have different routing numbers for wires and ACHs). Be sure to focus on the information fields that have a red asterisk next to them; these fields are required. After entering the recipient's banking information and recipient details, you can click the Save recipient button at the bottom of the page.

Can my bookkeeper draft transfers/ wires/ payments, but the system require me to approve them before they're sent?
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Yes, users can draft payments and transfers for an admin to login to approve. The admin would need to make sure the bookkeeper's "draft" function is on but their "approve" function is off.

Go to Commercial and select Users then click the Edit icon for that user to open their settings. Go to Assign Rights and make sure the symbol under Approve is a circle with a line through it and the symbol under Draft is a checkmark.

Note: To draft any payments, the user must have Withdraw rights to the account.

How do I send money electronically?
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You can send money electronically a variety of ways:

  • ACH
  • Wire Transfer
  • Business Bill Pay
How do I send a wire transfer?
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Stop by your local branch and we would be happy to assist you. Due to the security risk of wire transfers, we cannot accept wire transfer requests via the phone or email. However, you may call us at 805 965 5942 or send wire instructions ahead of time (be sure to use encrypted email anytime you send account information via email) so we can prepare the documents for you to sign when you come in. Wire transfers are also available through business online banking for an additional charge.

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