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Checking Switch Kit

Switch your checking account to Virginia Credit Union

Download a printable Switch Kit or the Switch Kit To-Do List.

Steps Resources
1. Open a new checking account

New Members: Join the credit union online, at a branch or by mail.

Existing Members: Open your account in Online Banking or by phone.

2. Stop using your old account and let transactions clear

Balance your old account. Use the account balancing form and leave sufficient funds in your old account to cover outstanding deductions.

3. Change automatic deposits and deductions

Change any direct deposits. Print and complete the direct deposit form, and send it to the correct party. Check to see if your employer or other payer has their own form.

Change any automatic deductions. Print and complete the automatic deduction form to notify companies drafting your account or notify them through a secure form on their web site.

4. Close your old account

Make the request to close your old account. Print and complete the account closing form after you verify all items have cleared and any direct deposits and deductions are going to your new account. Keep your records.