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What You Need to Know About Online Banking

Going to the bank to see your account balances, transfer funds, or pay bills takes up some time. If you haven't already, it's time to consider online banking.

Are you still doing your banking in-person or through the mail? As of 2016, an estimated 70% of Millennials in America are making their financial transactions over the Internet. That number keeps growing rapidly every year — and there are excellent reasons why! Online banking is fast, safe, user-friendly, and can be done from anywhere in the world. Still, you can further secure your online banking app by using Applock to block others from accessing your banking app:

Some bank customers avoid doing financial transactions online, because they fear their personal information will be stolen. Applock will help to protect your banking app by adding an extra layer of protection — you can lock your app with a password so that malicious individuals won’t be able to see your online banking information.

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Still, American banking websites and apps are fortified with extra-strength security against hackers and other malicious threats. But if you’re still concerned, double-check that your firewall is activated on either your computer or Android device. You should also regularly scan your device for malware to check for any security threats that might compromise your phone — and steal your information. Click here to run a Full Virus Scan:

The Top 5 Perks of an Online Banking App

  1. Online Banking is convenient. This is really the best aspect of online banking. If you have a Wi-Fi connection and a computer, you can do your bank transactions from anywhere. Most major banks offer Android apps now too. It’s that simple.
  2. Deposit your check without waiting in line. Many banking apps offer a feature where you can deposit your checks by taking a cell phone photo of them. So, you’ll have access to your money almost instantly!
  3. Instantly review your account balances and transactions. Wondering how much money is sitting in your savings account? Just log on to your online banking account and all your financial data will be sitting at your fingertips! No need to phone the bank’s hotline or swing by an ATM.
  4. Pay your bills on time. When you use online banking, you can pay off any debts instantly. If you’re prone to forgetting about bills, you can even set up automatic withdrawals. Making these transactions electronically means you don’t have to spend extra money on stamps, envelopes, and checks. You also won’t need to allot extra time for mail delivery.
  5. Transfer funds to anyone, anywhere. Ever heard of an e-transfer? It’s exactly what it sounds like: an electronic transfer of money. Transmitted over email, you can send funds to anyone with an online banking account. It’s a great way to send larger amounts of money, such as rent. No need to meet up in-person or write checks any longer.