- How do I qualify for membership?
- How do I open an account?
- Why do I have a monthly fee for my checking account and when did you start doing this?
- What are the fees associated with having an account?
- Why is there a hold on my balance?
- What is Regulation D?
- What is Overdraft Protection and how does it work?
- How long does it take for checks to clear?
- How do I remove the Dormant Status from my account?
- What is the routing and transit number for LBS Financial?
- How can I transfer money to another LBS Financial account?
- How do I remove someone from my account?
- Will my deposit be put on hold?
- What is an IRA?
- What forms do I need to fill out if there are fraudulent transactions on my account?
- What branch should I go to for a Notary Public?
- What forms do I need to fill out to dispute a transaction on my account?
- How can I access my account on the weekends and holidays?
- How do I add someone to my account?
- What are the fees for a Checking Account?
- How do I change my mailing address?
- I want to see a copy of a check that I wrote. What do I need to do?
- How do I order checks?
- How do I place a stop payment on a check that I wrote?
- I am interested in Direct Deposit. What do I need to do?
- What do I need to do if I want funds electronically withdrawn or debited from my account?
- What do I need to do if I want funds electronically credited or transferred to my account?
- What information do I need to wire funds to my LBS Financial account?
Click here to visit our membership eligibility page.
You may open an account by visiting one of our branches or printing and mailing the Membership Application with a copy of your Driver's License and a $5 Share Savings Account deposit and $1 membership fee.
LBS Financial started assessing a monthly share draft fee in June 1995. The fee is $4.00 unless you maintain a minimum balance of either $300 in your Checking or $1,500 in your overall account for the entire month. However, you can still reduce or avoid the fee, even if you do not maintain the required balances by the following:
- Save $2.00 by not using lobby tellers for your Checking account transactions
- Save $2.00 by having either an automatic Checking account deposit post (direct deposit) during the month OR by not using any ATMs that do not belong to LBS Financial Credit Union.
There are a variety of reasons that a hold may be placed on your funds. Holds are placed on deposits involving checks to insure that the deposited checks pay before funds are released. If a check is dishonored by the paying bank, the hold insures that the funds are still in your account when the deposit is deducted. When you accept a check from anyone, it is subject to final payment and your responsibility, not the Credit Union's, to collect from the person who wrote the check should it come back unpaid. Holds can be placed on unverified ATM deposits and Shared Branch deposits. If we are alerted that a check is coming back unpaid, a hold will be placed on your account for the amount of the check. If we suspect fraudulent activity is occurring, holds may be placed to safeguard your funds. Holds are also placed on funds when we are served with a levy or other legal notification.
Click here for information on this Government Regulation that affects withdrawals on your Savings.
Overdraft Protection is a service that allows a checking or money market savings account to be linked to another account that provides protection against returned items or overdraft. Choices can include using a savings account or a line of credit account to provide protection. When you open a Choice Checking account, you will receive automatic overdraft protection using an LBS Financial Share Savings account, Classic Visa or Visa Gold account. Special Savings and Money Market may be added at your request.
Once deposited or cashed, the time it takes a check to clear will depend on several factors. If the financial institution of first deposit or the paying financial institution processes checks through a clearing bank, it may add an extra day to the time it takes for the check to be entered into the Federal Reserve bank. If the payee's financial institution is not local, it may add extra days to the time it takes the check to reach the paying bank. If the check is damaged so the MICR line is illegible, it may add days or weeks to the time it takes the check to reach the paying financial institution.
Many financial institutions are now converting checks into optical images that are cleared electronically. The Check 21 items can clear on the same date they are received by the payee's financial institution. Other checks may be converted into ACH electronic items which will speed up the time it takes to clear.Although a check is considered "Stale Dated" if it was written more than 180 days prior to presentment for deposit or payment, the paying financial institution may pay the check. A check represents a contract between the issuer of the check and the payee and there is really no time limit on when that contract expires. The payee could pursue payment of a check well beyond 180 days and even for years after the check was written.
Click here to request removal of the Dormant Status on your account.
You may call or visit a branch to inform us. Primary member will need to sign a new Membership Application and joint owner needs to fill out a Voluntary Surrender of Account Ownership form. Primary and Joint Owner both need to sign this form.
In order to determine whether an item will be placed on hold, it is necessary for one of our member service representatives to see the actual check item. You will be notified of any applicable holds.
Click here to visit our IRA Page.
Please visit one of our branches to fill out an Affidavit of Fraudulent Use of a Credit or Debit Card. This form must be notarized after completion to be processed.
Before visiting one of our branches for a Notary, please call the Credit Union to check on availability for that day.
You may write us a letter stating the reason for your dispute, details of what transpired between you and the merchant, date(s) and signed by the account holder.
You may also visit one of our branches to complete a Dispute Certification.
Access your account 24/7, 7 days a week by logging on CU OnLine or through our automated phone system, HomeTeller.
You may also contact one of our representatives during business hours or visit one of our branches.
Our Bixby (walk-up only), Cerritos, East Long Beach, Lakewood (walk-up only) and Los Altos branch are open on Saturdays. Click here for Hours and Locations.
If eligibility requirements are met; you may click here to print and mail an application, visit a branch to fill out a new Membership Application or call one of our representatives to request one by mail. You and the new member must both sign the Membership Application.
There is a $4 monthly fee which is waived if you meet certain qualifications. Click here for more information.
To request a change of address online, you must login to CU OnLine, click on Personal Profile on the left side toolbar, then click on "Change Mailing Address." If you do not have a CU OnLine login, you may either click here to enroll, or call us at one of the numbers above to make your change of address request. We can validate your request over the phone. You may also visit any LBS Financial branch office to request an address change.
Copies of your checks may be viewed within CU OnLine. Login to CU OnLine to view a copy of your paid check.
Up to six months of Checking and Savings account history are available via CU OnLine. If you are signed up for eStatements, you may also view your checks within your eStatements. If you need check copies further back than six months, you may visit one of our offices, call us or use our secure online feedback form. On the form there is a text box in which you can list the checks for which you want copies. We request that you provide the check number, date cleared and the amount for each. You may obtain free photocopies of two checks per statement. If you need more than two checks per statement, there is a small fee. Click here for the most recent Fee Schedule.
Just provide your employer with the LBS Financial's routing and transit number (322276855) and your account number. Specify if you want your money to be deposited to your Share Draft/Checking or Share Savings account. Please make sure to ask your employer or issuer of the check for their specific procedures to sign up for direct deposit.
Provide your LBS Financial's routing and transit number (322276855) and your account number. Specify if you want your funds debited from your Share Draft/Checking or Share Savings account.
Provide your LBS Financial's routing and transit number (322276855) and your account number. Specify if you want the funds credited to your Share Draft/Checking or Share Savings account.
Please follow the instructions for incoming wire:
Send Funds To:
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Routing/ABA number 122201198
3140 East Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Account number #02 00004 0
Your LBS Financial Credit Union account number and suffix
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