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Additional Services

GTE Financial can process domestic and international wire transfers for members.

  • Outgoing Domestic Wires are processed at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays. It may take up to 24 hours to process once Wire Transfer Team receives the initial wire request. An authentication call back to the member may occur before the wire can be processed.  
  • Outgoing International Wires are only available for Business accounts and are processed at 10am, 1pm and 3pm Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays. It may take up to 24 hours to process the wire once Wire Transfer Team receives the initial wire request. An authentication call back to the business member may occur before the wire can be processed.
  • Funds for Incoming Wires received by 4:15pm are credited to recipient’s account by end of the business.

Please note: Outgoing International Wires can take up to 30 days to be credited to the recipient's account.

To send an International wire, you need the following information:

  • Name of the financial institution the money is being wired to
  • Complete address of the financial institution the money is being wired to, including city & country
  • Recipient's account number or SWIFT* code
  • Recipient's name and address
  • IBAN and BAC for all European transfers

To send a wire transfer to GTE Financial, please include the following information:

GTE Financial
711 E Henderson Ave Tampa, Florida 33602

  • GTE Financial Telephone Number 813.871.2690
  • Routing Number 263182794
  • Receiving Member's Full Name
  • Receiving Member's Account Number

Swift Code

A swift code identifies a specific financial institution. SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. It is sometimes used to process international wire transfers; however, it is not required. International wire transfers can be processed without such a code and can be completed using the receiving institution’s complete address (street address, city, country, providence). Including the swift code with the wire transfer information is recommended if the financial institution has one.

GTE Financial does not have a swift code.

 

*A SWIFT code identifies a specific financial institution and stands for: Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. It is sometimes used to process international wire transfers; however, it is not required and GTE Financial does not have one. International wire transfers can be processed without such a code and can be completed using the receiving institution’s complete address (street address, city, country, providence). Including the swift code with the wire transfer information is recommended if the financial institution has one.

Tax Documents

GTE Financial tax documents will be available in Online Banking by January 31, 2019, for all accounts that require documentation for tax purposes.

  • To retrieve your documents, visit the Tax Documents section when logged into Online Banking.
  • All members who receive eStatements will only receive these documents electronically via Online Banking.

    • As soon as your documents are available for download in Online Banking, you will receive a message the next time you log in.
  • For members who currently receive paper statements, we will be mailing copies beginning January 16 through January 31, 2019, but your documents will also be available electronically in Online Banking.

    • You should receive the mailed paper documents no later than February 13.

The following tax documents are included:

Tax Forms 
1099-INT
Dividend Income greater than $9.99 earned on share, share draft, share certificate, money market, and mortgage escrow accounts (combined by primary account holder social security number).

1099-R
Distributions from IRAs (Traditional, Roth, SEP)

1099-Q
Distributions from Coverdell Education IRAs

1099-SA
Distributions from HSAs (Health Savings Accounts)

1099-C
Cancellation of Debt (charge-offs)

1098
Mortgage Interest paid on a mortgage loan or mobile home consumer loan

Please Note the Following:

  1. 1099-INTs are only issued to primary account holders who earned $10 or more in dividends on their account(s).
  2. Account holders with multiple accounts will receive one (1) 1099-INT that consolidates their dividends on share accounts, and separate 1099-INTs for each escrow share account.
  3. 1099-Rs are issued for each IRA Plan and 1099-SAs are issued for each HSA Plan that had a distribution in the prior calendar year. The account number referenced on the tax document is the IRA or HSA Plan number, which is the umbrella for your accounts and is used for reporting purposes only.
  4. 5498 documents to report IRA contributions made into an IRA and 5498-SA documents to report HSA contributions into an HAS will not be issued until after April 15 for the prior year.

The form 5498 is used for the following:

  • Form 5498 reports IRA contributions to a Roth or Traditional IRA for the previous tax year
  • It also reports the "Fair Market Value" of the individual IRA suffix that the contribution was applied to. The "Fair Market Value" presents the balance as of December 31st
  • Financial institutions have until May 31st to mail this form to any IRA holder that made a contribution for previous tax year
  • The forms will be available on Online Banking listed under "Tax Documents"

The form is mailed later than the actual tax-year due date for the following reasons:

  • IRA contributions for the previous tax year can be made until April 15th of the following year
  • The IRS gives financial institutions until May 31st to get all the reporting done correctly or to sort out any errors in reporting
  • Form 5498 is not required to be filed with the tax return, but it is recommended that members receiving the form file it with their copy of the tax return

If you have any questions, please visit any Community Financial Center or contact Member Care at 813.871.2690 or toll-free at 1.888.871.2690.

*A 1099INT form will only be available if more than $9.99 was earned for the entire year. The IRS does not require that you report interest earned that is under $10.00 for the year.

Notary

GTE also offers a free notary service for any GTE-related documents for members at all of our Community Financial Centers.

Savings Bonds

Members can redeem U.S. Savings Bonds (excluding Serial H Bonds) at our convenient locations.

Coin Counters

When you have loose change, several of our Community Financial Centers offer coin counters.

Safety Deposit Boxes

If you need a secure place to house your valuables, check our locations page for Community Financial Centers that offer this service. Please note that the contents of Safety Deposit Boxes are not federally insured by the NCUA. 

Gift Cards

We thought so! Instead of making a separate stop at the store, members can now purchase Gift Cards at all of our Community Financial Centers or over the phone. Easily fund the Gift Card with one of your GTE accounts in minutes!

Get Started:

  1. Visit a GTE Location or Call Us at 1.888.871.2690
  2. If you purchase at a location, you'll receive the card immediately
  3. If you purchase over the phone, you'll receive the card within 10 business days 
  4. The Advocate will fund your Gift Card from your GTE Account

Gift Card Quick Details:

  • No minimum age to purchase. Must be a GTE member.
  • Gift Cards can be used anywhere MasterCard® Debit Cards are accepted in the United States, including in-store, online or phone purchases.
  • Run the Gift Card as credit, or register a PIN by calling the number on the back of the card.
  • A minimum of $10 up to $1,000 can be loaded onto a Gift Card.
  • Only $3.95 to activate.
  • If you lose your card, it’s just $5 to get a new one – contact 1.800.827.6227!
  • Register online and check balances quickly at www.myprepaidbalance.com.
  • Looking to bulk order Gift Cards? See below

For questions and member support regarding your GTE Gift Card, contact 1.800.827.6227

Bulk Order Gift Cards!

We’ve made it simple.

Instead of buying a ton of generic Gift Cards from the store, purchase custom Gift Cards in bulk at a GTE Community Financial Center. Bulk orders are perfect for birthdays, holidays, promotions or appreciation gifts! If you own or run a business, these customized cards are not only pretty, they can come with a tailored message, so it feels even more personal.

Place an Order!

  1. Visit a GTE Location
  2. Select a Gift Card Design with your Member Advocate
  3. The Advocate will fund your Gift Card from your GTE Account

Gift Card Quick Details:

  • No minimum age to purchase. Must be a GTE member.
  • Gift Cards can be used anywhere MasterCard® Debit Cards are accepted in the United States, including in-store, online or phone purchases.
  • Run the Gift Card as credit, or the recipient can register for a PIN by calling the number on the back of the card.
  • A minimum of $10 up to $1,000 can be loaded onto a Gift Card. 
  • Only $3.95 to activate.
  • If you lose your card, it’s just $5 to get a new one – contact 1.800.827.6227!
  • Register online and check balances quickly at www.myprepaidbalance.com.

For questions and member support regarding GTE Gift Cards, contact 1.800.827.6227.

 

Credit Card Cash Advances

Need a cash advance from your credit card? Give us a call to learn more about this service at 813.871.2690 or toll-free at 1.888.871.2690. Or apply for your credit card now.