Make The Switch to First Commonwealth Bank
Changing your checking account from your current bank to First Commonwealth Bank is easier than you think. To assist you with this process, we've compiled all the necessary forms into one convenient packet called a "switch kit". Our switch kit is broken down into four easy-to-follow steps. You can view and print out all the necessary forms online, complete them and return them to the appropriate party for processing.
Step 1: Open Your First Commonwealth Bank Checking Account
Get an account recommendation and view our account comparison summary to make sure you've selected the proper checking account for your needs. Once you've selected your new First Commonwealth Bank checking account, print and complete form #1 and return it to us at any of our convenient office locations.
Step 2: Change Your Direct Deposit Information
To assist you in making the necessary arrangements to have your Direct Deposit of payroll (or other income) deposited into your new First Commonwealth Bank account, we have provided a convenient form to complete and present to your pay provider. Social Security direct deposit information can be included on this form or switched online at the Social Security Administration's website at http://www.ssa.gov/deposit/howtosign.htm.
Step 3: Change Your Automatic Payments
Many of us have payments automatically deducted from our checking account on a regular basis. These payments can include utility payments, loan payments, insurance payments, etc.
Once completed and sent to your payees, form #3 provides the necessary information to insure your automatic payments are deducted properly from your new First Commonwealth Bank account.
Step 4: Close Your Old Checking Account
Your final step is to close out your old checking account and begin using your First Commonwealth Bank account. Complete this form and send it to your old bank for processing.