September, 2013

Why bank online?

September 23rd, 2013
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Some people simply view online banking as a way to save on stamps and avoid trips to the post office, but the additional pluses can add up pretty fast! Paying your bills online not only saves time, but helps save the environment by eliminating paper statements and transportation-related pollution. If you’re busy and sometimes forget to pay your bills, automatic bill pay can be a real lifesaver—not to mention a money saver when you factor in late fees and interest penalties. Online banking places many other conveniences at your fingertips, including loan applications, the ability to transfer funds between accounts, [ read more ]

Identity Theft

September 16th, 2013
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Being online frequently can make you lax when it comes to security. So many sites are asking for information, you don’t always think about the quantity of information you share on a daily basis. This can make you vulnerable to identity theft. Thieves can be ingenious and can take advantage of people who don’t realize what’s happening until it’s too late. If you have been the victim of identity theft, we would like to hear your experience on how it happened and what you had to do to rectify. Stay Safe!   [ read more ]

How do I keep my online bank account secure?

September 9th, 2013
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Online banking simplifies bill paying and transferring funds, but with additional convenience comes additional responsibility. While banks do everything in their power to keep your online account secure, there are several ways you can help. Don’t access your account via public WiFi. When you do access your account, log out as soon as you’re finished. Leaving your account page open online is an open invitation to cyber thieves. Don’t tell anybody your PIN number. Don’t share information on social media that could reveal your password or provide answers to common security questions. This includes your pet’s name, mother’s maiden name—even [ read more ]