Did you know that you can buy U.S. Savings Bonds in electronic form and hold them directly with the U.S. Treasury over the Internet? You can also convert your paper savings bonds into electronic form and hold them in an account with the U.S. government. Both are possible when you open a TreasuryDirect account.
With TreasuryDirect, you can open an online account and buy savings bonds either through a payroll allotment or with money debited directly from your credit union account. Once the bonds are eligible for redemption, you can go online and schedule payments directly into your USECU account.
Once you have a TreasuryDirect account, you can convert paper bonds into electronic securities. If the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is holding your bonds, you may request the bonds and DFAS will mail them to you. You may send them, along with any paper bonds you may have, to the U.S. Treasury for addition to your TreasuryDirect account (since the U.S. Treasury requires you to submit the bonds yourself with a signed manifest, DFAS cannot mail them directly to Treasury for you.)
TreasuryDirect is safe, too. Security features are used to protect members' investments and personal information. For more information, please visit www.treasurydirect.gov.
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