A Quick Guide to Online Banking

October 6, 2017 | Doug LaFave

Online Banking is an integral part of the banking experience for many people; however, you may have questions about security, banking technology and how to use Online Banking effectively. Let’s look at Mission Fed’s helpful Online Banking features, and how we help keep your information secure.

What can you do with Online Banking?

Online Banking lets you take care of many of your banking needs from almost anywhere, day or night. Our easy-to-use system allows you to apply for Instant Short-Term Loans and access your account information to check balances, transactions or account details any time and anywhere. Review statements, notices, tax forms or your Mission Fed Credit Card summary whenever you schedule allows. You can make quick transfers between your accounts, or pay bills with secure Online Bill Pay. If you’ve gotten your Mortgage with Mission Fed, you can access information and set up automatic payments through My Mortgage. Plus, you can set up customizable notifications with convenient email or text messages to stay on top of all your accounts. As long as you have a computer or mobile device to access our Online Banking system, you’re ready to access your accounts from anywhere!

Why should I use Online Banking?

Online Banking is convenient and easy to use, no matter the place or the time. We offer a number of benefits and services to make banking easier and help you stay organized. Our system can provide customized email or text message notices to help you keep track of your account activity. You can also change your contact information, stop payment on checks, order new checks or change account information with our self-service options. For the environmentally conscious or those with cluttered desks, paperless banking saves paper and keeps all your information in one place. Sign up for Mission Rewards on your Mission Fed Credit Card to accumulate points and enjoy the benefits, and manage your account from our Online Banking system. We can even help you track your spending to keep on top of your budget and savings goals.

Is Online Banking secure?

Mission Fed’s Online Banking technology is very secure, and we’re consistently working to keep it that way. With secure online technology, credit union banking is safer than sending checks through the mail, but we also offer a variety of safeguards to uphold online security. We use firewalls and modern encryption methods to help keep your username, password and confidential information safe from hackers. We also subscribe to security industry alerts and perform annual security audits so we know exactly what’s happening in our area and how our system is handling it. In addition to our efforts, there are things you can do to improve your security. Create a unique and unpredictable username and password that you only use for Online Banking. Never use public Wi-Fi, and always log out of the Online Banking system when you’re finished. Use our convenient Travel Notes to record travel plans in our system, and make sure you have account access while traveling, which can help us track any unusual activity.

Mission Fed’s Online Banking system is convenient and accessible when and where you need it. Enroll for Online Banking here, or stop by your nearest branch to speak with a Mission Fed employee about the benefits you’ll enjoy. We look forward to helping you!

The content provided in this blog consists of the opinions and ideas of the author alone and should be used for informational purposes only. Mission Federal Credit Union disclaims any liability for decisions you make based on the information provided. References to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name in this article by Mission Federal Credit Union is for the information and convenience of its readers and does not constitute endorsement, control or warranty by Mission Federal Credit Union.

Doug LaFave

Doug LaFave

Doug LaFave is 1st VP of IT Strategy at Mission Federal Credit Union where he oversees many strategic technology initiatives. Doug has nearly 30 years’ experience in the credit union industry, with over 25 years in Information Technology. Doug believes technology greatly improves our lives—so long as we don’t actually let it run them.

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