eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, is a secure automated account switching solution that makes it easy for you to quickly and securely switch your recurring direct deposits and automatic payments from your previous financial institution account to Carter Bank & Trust. You can also initiate the closing of accounts at your previous financial institution using eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH.
eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, removes the hassle of contacting all of your billers and depositors to inform them of your new account information. All you have to do is input you payment and direct deposit information into our secure system, submit the switch and we will take care of the rest. You can monitor the progress and switch status in the “status” column on your dashboard.
Visit one of our conveniently located branches or call 833.ASK.CBAT or (833.275.2228) to get enrolled today. Once you have enrolled and received your activation code, simply click on the link below to start the secure process. You may also access eSwitch through your activation email that you received.
If you have already activated your account and set up a personal password, click here to access the login page. Your user name should be your unique email address that you provided during enrollment.
Frequently Asked Questions
eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, is an automated account switching solution that makes it easy for you to quickly and securely switch your recurring direct deposits and automatic payments from your previous financial institution account to your Carter Bank & Trust account. You can also initiate the closing of accounts at your previous financial institutions using eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH.
Yes. eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, uses the latest in online encryption protection to gather and store your switch information. Additionally, our facilities adhere to the highest industry standards with regard to the security of your personal information.
Getting started with eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH is easy. Once you’ve been enrolled, you’ll need the SwitchTRACK code provided to you during enrollment, or you can activate your eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, account through the Welcome email you received.
An automatic payment is a regular, ongoing payment that is initiated externally to your bank account, such as a monthly insurance bill, utility payment or automobile loan payment.
Submitting a switch typically takes less than 90 seconds.
Once a company receives the form, automatic payment and direct deposit switches typically take 5-15 business days. Since the timeframe depends on the company’s receiving the switch request, it’s always a good idea to review your switch status page for the most current information regarding each switch and to continue monitoring your accounts.
Timing for each switch can vary depending on the type of payment or deposit, the biller or depositor and the method needed to switch the payment or deposit.
Companies require specific information to ensure your identity and to update the account information in their system.
If a field has a red line on the right, this information is required in order for the switch to be submitted. If you are in the middle of a switch, you can “Save”it. It will save as an “Information Needed” status and you can either log back in later when you have the required information or contact the financial institution for help.
We recommend keeping enough money in your old account to cover each payment until the switch status is “Completed.” This is especially important for any payments that might be due during the 14 days after you initiate a switch.
If you provided an email address during enrollment and have allowed alert emails, you will receive switch updates via email. If not, you will need to log in to eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, and view the switch status.
Switch Assist allows you to log in to your previous financial institution’s online banking account. Once you’re logged in, you will see your transaction history and will be able to submit switches to your new financial institution account.
Since bill payments are not automatically recurring, you’re unable to use eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, for them. You will see a list of your bill payments in the automatic payment tab when you’re logged in to Switch Assist and can download this list to use as reference when creating bill payments at your new financial institution.
eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, removes the hassle of contacting all of your billers and depositors to inform them of your new account information. You input your payment and direct deposit information to our secure eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, system, submit the switch and we’ll do the rest. You can monitor the progress and switch status in the “Status” column on your Dashboard.
You’ll need to gather all of your automatic payment and direct deposit information to get your switches started. A previous statement is a great source of information for the automatic payments and direct deposits tied to an account.
A direct deposit is any payment that you receive from an organization directly into your account. These could include payroll direct deposits, government direct deposits (Social Security, Disability, etc.) and dividend direct deposits from investments accounts.
Switches are processed and sent out within 24 hours of the switch being submitted.
We display the status for each automatic payment or direct deposit in the Status column. If a switch shows as “Completed” there’s no need to contact the biller or depositor. For switches that are marked as “Mailed” for more than 15 business days, you may want to contact the biller or depositor to confirm the status and see if the company needs additional information.
A large number of billers and depositors are already in our system. However, if we do not have a company’s address, please use the address that is indicated on the payment confirmation or statement the company sends you. You can also typicall find the address displayed in the Help or Contact Us areas of the company’s website.
The easiest way to check the status of a switch is to look at the “Status” column of your eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, account. Switches that have been completed and confirmed by your biller or depositor will display a “Completed” status. Switches that are still in process will display a “Mailed” status.
For switches that have a mailed status for 15 days or more, we recommend contacting the company to confirm the switch is completed or check your account.
Monitoring your switch status is an important part of moving your account. It is advisable to keep enough money in your old account to cover each payment until the switch status for that payment has changed to “Completed,” or you’ve confirmed with your billers that your payment account information is updated in their systems.
Occasionally, after you have submitted a switch for processing, our research team determines that the company requires you to update your banking information with them online. When this happens, your switch will show an “Action Needed” status. You may also see an “Action Needed” status if the switch is rejected for other reasons. To see the details of the action you need to take, you can click on the Edit icon in the Actions column.
You can easily submit additional switches any time! Simply log in to your eSwitch2Carter, powered by ClickSWITCH, account and select one of the following tabs, Direct Deposit, Automatic Payments, or Account Closures on your Dashboard.