Direct deposit

The safe, easy, smart way to deposit your paycheck and get faster access to your money.

What is direct deposit?

Direct deposit allows you to directly transfer your paycheck into a bank account or accounts you specify. With direct deposit, you can make regular, automatic deposits to one or more of your accounts, giving you faster access to your funds, and helping you track spending over time and manage expenses more easily.

Why sign up?

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It's faster — and safe.

Forget about trips to the bank every payday, or waiting in line to deposit checks. Direct deposit give you instant access to your money, as soon as funds are deposited.

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It makes saving easier!

Direct deposit helps you save regularly and automatically. Split up your direct deposit into a checking account for bills and necessary living expenses, with the rest directed into a savings or money market account.

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It’s smart. And better for budgeting.

Direct deposit helps make it easier to track what’s coming in and what’s going out, so you can better manage your expenses and spending habits over time.

How to set up Direct Deposit

Download and complete the Payroll Direct Deposit Form



  • Provide the Payroll Direct Deposit form to your employer’s payroll or Human Resources department.
  • Your employer will handle setting up direct deposits to the account(s) you specify in the form.






Have your account information ready

  • 9-Digit Bank routing number: 221172186
  • Your People's United Bank account number

Your checks show both the Bank's routing and account number as a sequence as follow:

How to order checks and set up direct deposit



You can also find your account numbers by:

  • Accessing eStatements
  • Reviewing your printed statement
Frequently Asked Questions

You can make direct deposits to one or more of your People’s United Bank deposit accounts, including:

  • Checking
  • Savings
  • Money Market
  • Your People’s United Bank account number(s)
  • Your People’s United Bank routing number: 221172186
  • Optional: A voided check so your employer can verify your bank information. Write VOID in large letters across the check, using a pen and covering lines so that nothing else can be written in.

The timing for setting up direct deposit with a new account depends on your employer. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

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Online Banking

With People’s United Online Banking, you have secure 24/7 access to bank when you want, where you want. Online Banking makes it easy to:

  • View account balances
  • Pay and schedule bills
  • Transfer money

Simplify your life with online bill pay

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Pay Now or Later

Pay bills where and when you want, either on-demand or scheduled in the future

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Payment Reminders

Get reminders on important bills so you never miss a payment

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Automatic Payments

Schedule bills to be automatically paid with Autopay

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Expedited Payments

If you forget to make a bill payment, we can help you expedite it

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