Navy Federal to Active Duty Members: Sign Up for Direct Deposit to Get Pay Covered

Response to cover pay moves credit union to invite active duty members not currently enrolled in direct deposit.

Sep 26, 2013, 17:00 ET from Navy Federal Credit Union

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Navy Federal Credit Union announced its plan today to invite active duty members to enroll in direct deposit prior to 9 October to ensure coverage of their 15 October pay. New active duty members who join the credit union and enroll in direct deposit before 9 October will also be eligible to participate in the program.

"After spreading the word about our government shutdown contingency plan, we heard so many happy stories of relief, we knew we had to keep going," said Cutler Dawson Navy Federal president and CEO. "So now we're telling all our active duty members to make sure they're covered on 15 October-sign up for direct deposit, if you haven't already."

The credit union is open to the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, which includes active duty personnel and their families who will be affected in the event of a government shutdown.

Active duty military personnel who would like to join the credit union or enroll in Navy Federal direct deposit can call 1-888-842-6328 or visit a branch. For more information on Navy Federal's contingency programs, visit

About Navy Federal Credit Union: Navy Federal Credit Union is the world's largest credit union with more than $54 billion in assets, over 4 million members, 234 branches, and a workforce of over 11,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense and Coast Guard Active Duty, civilian, and contractor personnel and their families. For additional information about Navy Federal, visit

Contact: Michele Townes
Corporate Communications
Phone: (703) 206-3828

SOURCE Navy Federal Credit Union