Direct Deposit

Why go to the bank to cash your paycheck? Save time with direct deposit. When you enroll in direct deposit, your paychecks, Social Security payments, government checks and pension checks are directly deposited into your Eastern Bank account.  And, because your checks are no longer printed or mailed, you may be able to access your funds faster.

Notice to Recipients of Government Checks
By March 1, 2013, everyone getting federal benefits by paper check will need to switch to electronic payments – direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card. With direct deposit, the U.S.Treasury sends an electronic message to your bank or credit union crediting your account with the exact amount of your benefit. For more information go to

Enrolling in Direct Deposit
Whether you’re setting up direct deposit for the first time or moving an existing direct deposit arrangement to your Eastern Bank account, just follow these simple steps:

Paychecks: Simply fill out the Download and fill out Direct Deposit Form and submit it to your employer or the relevant organization, along with a voided check from your new Eastern Bank account.

Government Checks: Sign up by going to, a site sponsored by the U.S. Department of theTreasury. Be prepared to provide your Eastern Bank account number and routing number (011301798) – view sample Eastern Bank check. You can also sign up by calling the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. Or come by any Eastern Bank branch and we'll set it up for you.