How to Nickname Your Accounts

Nicknaming your BECU accounts in Online Banking can be a great way to organize and personalize your budgeting and spending. Here's a quick guide that explains how to do it, and how you could benefit from it.

What Are Account Nicknames?

Account nicknames are a way to easily identify and personalize your accounts in Online Banking. Using this feature is especially helpful if you have multiple checking or savings accounts, credit cards, or other types of loans.

Benefits of Nicknaming Accounts

  • Can help you save for a financial goal, such as 'House Remodel' or 'Wedding'
  • Can help you create and manage different household budgets, such as 'Dining Out Budget'.
  • Can help you manage multiple auto loans within a single shared Online Banking account. 'Dan's Car' or 'Allison's Car'.

How to Nickname Your Accounts

Naming your accounts in Online Banking is easy and can be done as often as you'd like. Just follow these steps:

  1. Log into Online Banking, click Profile and select Profile Settings in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. In Profile Settings, Customize View section, select Manage Account View.
  3. The Account Display page will open. You will see a list of your accounts, including the account numbers, descriptions, and nicknames.
  4. In the Account Nickname column, simply type what you want to call that account. Click Save My Changes when done.

You'll then see your new nickname(s) appear in your Online Banking dashboard.

Extra tip: If you've set up an automatic savings plan with us, you can also use the Account Display screen to hide the account you've set to receive the automatic transfers. Just uncheck the Display Online box next to the account you want hidden, and you won't see that account in your Online Banking any longer. You can check this box at any time to see this account again.