Internet banking from your home or office is safe, reliable, and so convenient, that you will not need to do it any other way once you try it. And there is so much more that can be accomplished other than just viewing your statements or paying your bills on line.
Although many still feel that this type of banking is dangerous, and that others can see your information, improvements in security have been made in leaps and bounds. Your safety is guaranteed now by most banking institutions and you will bear a zero amount in liability. Your username is unique, your password is secure, and some banks require further information from you, such as a code or key word or number. And they make it as easy as possible for the customer so that one does not feel burdened or intimidated by a system that is not user friendly. You can also change your password any time to feel added security.
The security enhancements today also include the elimination of the auto complete function of the browser. In this way your account is safe from unauthorized persons viewing any of your financial records. And there is presently, with many banks, a zero dollar liability and guarantees for on line security.
To be able to receive on line banking you will need a computer and Internet access. Your browser will need to be supported by the banking institution, and most popular browsers today are indeed supported this way. And you will need no special software at all. With all this in tact, you will then need to register on line.
You will need a social security number, and a credit or debit card with pin (personal identification number). If you do not have one of these cards, you can use an account number, such as your checking or savings, loan or mortgage account number, or home equity loan number.
The beauty of this service is that of its convenience. You never have to leave the house, you need not spend money on gas, or time traveling to the bank. It is fast, easy and secure, and you can do it twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. And you will always receive an on line confirmation with a reference number.
So what are the services you will enjoy? There is bill paying, of course. But you will also be able to view check transactions, atm (automatic teller machine) transactions, such as payments, deposits and withdrawals, and phone transactions. You will also be able to view your check images and statements for your checking or savings accounts. You might want to apply for a credit card increase, or other accounts or services. And some insurance product quotes, as well as brokerage and investment balances are available to you, as well. As far as online transfers to other banks, these also include credit unions and brokerage accounting.
So check with your banking institution today to make sure that you will receive all of the online banking services and assurances you require when you decide to use Internet banking.