Funding source verification

Before a Customer is eligible to transfer money from their bank or credit union account they need to verify ownership of the account, either via Instant Account Verification (IAV) or micro-deposits. This article demonstrates how to verify a bank or credit union account using either of these options. For more information about the Dwolla API and IAV, please contact sales.

In this article we use the example of verifying a Customer’s bank account and detail the interaction between Dwolla, your application, and the Customer.


Financial institutions play an important role in the Dwolla network.

Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank and all funds associated with your account in the Dwolla network are held in pooled accounts at Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank. These funds are not eligible for individual insurance, including FDIC insurance and may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank.