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Make the switch - It's easy!

It's YOUR money... MOVE it!

Make the switch - It's easy!

It's YOUR money... MOVE it!

Say goodbye to your big bank and hello to Sandia Area with this EZ Switch Guide.

Switching to a better account doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you move your big bank checking account to Sandia Area. Follow these easy steps to make your switch!

Step 1 – Open your new Sandia Area account

Start Over
Do you have a Sandia Area Checking Account?
Yes
No
What will your anticipated average monthly Sandia Area account balance be?
Hey, I'm under 25 and it's hard to know from month-to-month.
I don't want to commit to any balance requirements.
$1,000 or more
$0 to $999
What is your age?
50 or greater
26 - 49
16 - 25
Do you want an account that pays dividends and has no monthly fee with moderate balances?
Yes!
No. I want a Free Checking Account.
Are you above the age of 50?
Yes
No
Reality Checking
Reality Checking

We recommend Reality Checking.

You're between 16 & 25 and want to claim your financial independence with a free account loaded with benefits. Learn more ►

  • Next, would you prefer to visit a branch location and let us help guide you through every step of the process to make your switch easy?
  • Or would you rather take a more hands-on approach and open your account online?

Open in a branch ►

Open online Now ►

Premier Checking
Premier Checking

We recommend free Premier Checking.

You want a simple, no-worries account. And, yes. It is free. Learn more ►

  • Next, would you prefer to visit a branch location and let us help guide you through every step of the process to make your switch easy?
  • Or would you rather take a more hands-on approach and open your account online?

Open in a branch ►

Open online Now ►

Performance Checking
Performance Checking

We recommend Performance Checking.

You want to earn interest and don’t mind keeping a balance. Learn more ►

  • Next, would you prefer to visit a branch location and let us help guide you through every step of the process to make your switch easy?
  • Or would you rather take a more hands-on approach and open your account online?

Open in a branch ►

Open online Now ►

Green Checking

Based on your answers, we think Green Checking would be a great fit. See how ►

Learn More ►       Apply Now ►

Senior Checking
Senior Checking

We recommend Senior Performance Checking.

You’re 50 or better and want a dividend while enjoying no monthly fee. Learn more ►

  • Next, would you prefer to visit a branch location and let us help guide you through every step of the process to make your switch easy?
  • Or would you rather take a more hands-on approach and open your account online?

Open in a branch ►

Open online Now ►

Sandia Area World Rewards MasterCard
Sandia Area World Rewards MasterCard
Rewards Mastercard
Rewards Mastercard

Earn Rewards for Everyday Purchases

Redeem your rewards for merchandise, airline tickets, cruises, hotel stays and more.  With a Sandia Area Mastercard you'll enjoy.

  • No annual fee
  • No cash advance or balance transfer fees
  • Identity theft resolution services
  • Plus you'll get benefits that only come with a Mastercard

Apply now ►      Learn more ►

Mastercard
Mastercard

Sandia Area MasterCard

Convenience, worldwide acceptance and an everyday low rate.

  • Low introductory offer
  • No annual fee
  • No balance transfer or cash advance fees
  • Save when you transfer higher rate balances

Apply now ►       Learn more ►

Sandia Area Permaculture MasterCard
Sandia Area Permaculture MasterCard
Secured Mastercard
Secured Mastercard

On track and moving forward.

Get most of the same benefits and convenience of our other cards while building or rebuilding your credit history with every use.

  • Your credit line is tied to the money in your savings - between $500 and $2,000.
  • Make monthly payments on time and you will start to build or rebuild credit.

Apply now ►      Learn more ►

Car, truck or van purchase
Car, truck or van purchase

You've come to the right place!

We do auto loans fast, friendly, and at extremely low rates. All decisions are made here, not by someone at some corporate headquarters.

Apply now ►

Motorcycle Purchase
Motorcycle Purchase

Serious riders come to Sandia Area for a great deal!

It doesn’t matter if you are a road warrior, a custom enthusiast, or a die-hard classics rider. If you’ve got a motorcycle in mind, we’ve got the financing.

Apply now ►

RV Purchase
RV Purchase

If your idea of fun involves the open road, Sandia Area has the financing.

With an RV Loan from Sandia Area, you can affordably travel America's highways and byways, or even get off the beaten path. We can finance your new or used RV, trailer, camper, motor home, or other recreational vehicle. You'll get low rates, no application fees, plus much, much more.

Apply now ►

Marine Equipment Purchase
Marine Equipment Purchase

Loans for whatever floats your boat.

With a marine equipment loan from Sandia Area, you'll spend less time worrying about monthly payments and more time having fun on the water.

Apply now ►

Car, truck or van refinance
Car, truck or van refinance

Move your loan to Sandia Area & save BIG!

Is your vehicle financed elsewhere? Move your auto loan to Sandia Area for low rates that could help you save money every month and over the life of your loan. We've helped thousands of people save big money. Let us help you too.

Refinance now ►

Motorcycle Refinance
Motorcycle Refinance

Refinance the enthusiasm!

Don’t let the calling of the road get away because you can’t find the right motorcycle loan. Get more bang for your buck when you refinance your current motorcycle loan from another financial institution. You could lower your monthly payments and save thousands!

Refinance now ►

RV Refinance
RV Refinance

The open road is about to get less expensive.

We can refinance your new or used RV, trailer, camper, motor home, or other recreational vehicle. Lower your monthly payment and you could save thousands over the term of your loan.

Refinance now ►

Marine Equipment Refinance
Marine Equipment Refinance

Offshore refinancing...

Refinance your current boat, jet ski or other watercraft loan from another financial institution. You could lower your monthly payments and save thousands! 

Refinance now ►

New Mortgage
New Mortgage

We have a home loan you can live with!

Our experienced, salaried Mortgage Specialists will find the best mortgage solution for your long-term goals. Our process is simple and you can get a fast decision. 

Apply now ►      Learn More ►

First -Time Homebuyer
First -Time Homebuyer

Let's buy a house together!

Our experienced, salaried Mortgage Specialists will find the best mortgage solution for your long-term goals. Our process is simple and you can get a fast decision. 

Apply now ►       Learn more ►

Mortgage Refinance
Mortgage Refinance

Refinance your mortgage and you could save!

Refinancing your mortgage with Sandia Area could mean a lower monthly payment or shorten your term to pay of your home loan faster. Whatever your need, we have a home loan you can live with!

Apply now ►      Learn more ►

Home Equity Line of Credit
Home Equity Line of Credit

The cash you need for the moments that matter.

A Home Equity Line of Credit from Sandia Area is the smart way to pay! Low rates, ongoing access to funds, and interest that is generally tax-deductible make it convenient and affordable!

Apply Now ►      Learn more ►

Home Equity Loan
Home Equity Loan

The perfect loan for consolidating debt.

A Home Equity Loan from Sandia Area offers low rates and interest that is generally tax-deductible.

Apply Now ►      Learn more ►

Readi-Cash Line of Credit
Readi-Cash Line of Credit

Establish now and borrow as the need arises.

With competitive rates and terms up to 36 months, your Readi-Cash Line of Credit offers the flexibility you need with affordable monthly payments. It is perfect for overdraft protection for your account.

Apply now ►

Signature Loan
Signature Loan

Loans for whatever you need.

Whatever your personal needs—debt consolidation, college tuition, a vacation, laser eye surgery or anything in between, we can help with a Signature Loan. Our competitive rates and flexible terms put our signature loans within reach. You can use the loan for furniture, medical expenses, appliances, vacation, back-to-school needs, or virtually anything!

Apply now ►

EZ Switch Guide
EZ Switch Guide

That's Great!

Now you're ready to really move your money! Please proceed to the next step.

EZ Switch Guide ►

Step 2 – Enroll in Online and Mobile Banking.

Online and Mobile banking can help you manage your money and pay your bills on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Having these services will help make it easier to track all direct deposits and automatic payments to/from your new Sandia Area account, as well as set up new recurring payments. 

 

Step 3 – Update your payroll and direct deposits.

Using the form below, provide any sources of direct deposits/automatic deposits. Direct deposit sources include:

  • Employer payroll deposit
  • Government deposit
  • Retirement
  • Brokerage/investment deposits

Direct Deposit Form

You will need the following information to make these changes:

  • Sandia Area’s routing number is 307070047
  • Sandia Area’s mailing address is PO Box 18044, Albuquerque, NM, 87185
  • Your 10-digit account number. Identify the correct account number here ►
  • You may need to include a voided check

If you receive Social Security benefits, you can set up Direct Deposit of your checks into your new Sandia Area account by visiting www.ssa.gov. To download the official government form for Direct Deposit for all other government benefits, go to www.treasury.gov.


The forms we are providing to you are generic. An employer/merchant may require a separate form or other documentation.

Step 4 – Identify your current transactions and automatic payments.

Identify all of your bill payments, transfers and deductions from your old account. You will need account numbers and addresses. Payments could include:

  • Mortgage/rent
  • Association fees
  • Internet service
  • Utilities: electric, gas, water, etc.
  • Investments/insurance
  • Club memberships
  • Cable/satellite
  • Credit cards/loans

Then, set up payments from your new checking account within online banking, and then cancel them from your old account.

If any companies take payments directly from your account or debit card, contact the company and set up a new form of payment. You can use the form below as a guide.

Payment Change Form


The forms we are providing to you are generic. An employer/merchant may require a separate form or other documentation.

Step 5 – Transfer your remaining balance to Sandia Area and close your old accounts

  • Verify all remaining checks and payments have cleared.
  • Destroy your old checks and your old ATM card.
  • Use the Account Closure Form and tell your old bank(s) goodbye.

Account Closure Form

You may also benefit from these other great products and services:

You're done!

Questions? Give us a call at 292-6343 ext. 5 or visit a neighborhood branch.

 


1 Loans Subject to credit approval. The forms we are providing to you are generic. An employer/merchant may require a separate form or other documentation.

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