Online Banking

Use a Tablet For Banking? You’re Probably Engaged With Your Money.

Early adopters of technology always tend to be a bit more enthusiastic and interested in the products and services relating to that technology. Just think about all of the folks who stayed up late waiting to order the iPhone 6 the day it came out – they’re going to be heavier users of the phones, […]

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Would You Like a Home Mortgage with that Online Banking?

As online banking continues to be the most popular way that people interact with their banks, and that banks continue to find ways to generate new revenue sources beyond fees, it’s no surprise that simply logging into your account has turned into a sales pitch for every other service your bank offers. I hadn’t thought too much […]

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What Will You Do to Avoid Banking Fees?

We’ve had a bit of fun over the past few days talking about banking fees — how technology is cutting down on overdraft fees, and made-up (but plausible) “underdraft” fees. There’s plenty of bank fees you should never have to pay, but as banks continue to find new ways to charge fees — you may […]

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No One Would Be Surprised if Something This Absurd Happens

Just the other day we talked about how banks are getting hit hard financially by the drop in overdraft and other fees, which made up a big portion of their profits in the post-housing collapse economy. So would it be surprising if banks introduced some new “creative” fees to make up the difference? Of course […]

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The Newest Way to Access Your Online Banking: Biometric Readers

So this is new. Barclays, the British banking and financial services company, has come out with a new way for their corporate clients to access their online banking accounts: biometric finger vein readers. Yup, you read that right – biometric readers. Put your finger into the device, it’ll “read” your veins, and you’ll be able […]

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Technology’s Saving Us All From Overdraft Fees

I’ve always been incredibly morally opposed to overdraft fees. Not morally, like fire and brimstone, but more philosophically. Like, it’s pretty simple: if you don’t have money in your account, you shouldn’t be able to take money out. Isn’t that the whole point of banking? You put in money, you take money out. You can’t take out […]

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How Americans Bank: Online, But Still In Branches

Here’s something that’s a bit funny. The easier it gets for folks to do their banking online, the more who like to go into branches to do business. That’s according to a recent survey by the American Bankers Association (ABA), which looked at how Americans like to do their banking in 2014. Banking online is still […]

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Public Service Announcement: Change Your Online Banking Password

When was the last time you changed the password for your online banking account? Seriously. Think about it. Have you ever changed it? I wouldn’t be surprised if most of you – even though you’re a savvy online banking user – rarely, if ever, change your banking passwords. This is especially true if you use an […]

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Start Enjoying the Ease of Online Banking

The steady increase over the years of online services to take care of consumer’s banking needs has caused a number of financial institutions to do away with many of their physical locations. Instead, they’ve chosen to give their customers what they want, which is an easy banking experience that they can enjoy wherever an internet […]

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Beware of Hidden Pitfalls When Selling Online

Online marketplaces make it easy to list items for sale, whether you run a small business or are simply engaging in a little spring cleaning. It doesn’t take long to showcase your item to a wide audience online, increasing your chance of a profitable, quick sale. However, terms and conditions can vary widely when you’re […]

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Is 2012 the Year Bank Accounts Pay For Everything Online?

I mentioned it briefly in my last post about Verizon’s $2 online billpay fee (which has since been canned due to public and FCC response), but it looks like 2012 is shaping up to be the year credit cards see a legitimate challenger in online e-commerce. Since the Internet’s inception, credit cards have been the […]

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10 Myths About Online Banking

In a survey conducted this year, researchers found out that four out of five households with Internet access now use online banking. This new way to keep track of your finances has become somewhat of a norm in our society, but the few who do not take advantage of this option have made accusations about […]

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If The FBI Director Can Fall for Phishing, So Can You

Despite the overall safety of online banking, there will continue to be scams targeting consumers who aren’t using their common sense when logging in. It can happen to anyone — yes, that means you — like it just happened to Robert Mueller, the director of the FBI. According to a speech Mueller gave at the […]

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