As the largest locally based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, we take pride in providing our members financial services to help them reach their goals—and financial education to help them make money-wise decisions along the way. The Live Smart Bank Smart Blog provides information on a variety of topics that will help you learn more about financial services, money management, and our community. Check back each week to learn something new! At Mission Fed, your success is our bottom line, and that includes providing information to help our members live smart—and bank smart.

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How Online Banking Works: A Beginner's Guide

December 6
Online banking may seem daunting or unnecessary, but the benefits far outweigh the minimal drawbacks. Simply put, online banking, or internet banking, allows you to do almost anything you could do at a bank through a computer or mobile device.
Online banking may seem daunting or unnecessary, but the benefits far outweigh the minimal drawbacks. Simply put, online banking, or internet banking, allows you to do almost anything you could do at a bank through a computer or mobile device.
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Online Banking vs. Mobile Banking

November 29
Nowadays, banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions offer both online and mobile banking. Whether you need to check balances, manage your savings account, transfer money, or make payments, you can do it all from the convenience of your mobile device.
Nowadays, banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions offer both online and mobile banking. Whether you need to check balances, manage your savings account, transfer money, or make payments, you can do it all from the convenience of your mobile device.
Woman paying her bills online on her tablet with her Mission Fed app.

Internet Banking Benefits

November 22
It started with community banks and cooperative banks. Their goal was to provide financial services that would benefit their members and in turn, would benefit the institutions themselves by enlarging their customer base. Forty years ago the concept of making banking more convenient started taking advantage of modern technology, and convenience is still one of the biggest internet banking benefits.
It started with community banks and cooperative banks. Their goal was to provide financial services that would benefit their members and in turn, would benefit the institutions themselves by enlarging their customer base. Forty years ago the concept of making banking more convenient started taking advantage of modern technology, and convenience is still one of the biggest internet banking benefits.
Man taking a photo of a check to send to his Mission Fed online banking account.

Importance of Online Banking

November 15
In an age of expediency, where every minute counts, online banking comes in as a commodity that, once had, you never want to go without again. It’s safe, it’s reliable, and most importantly, it fits into your life how and when you need it.
Imagine driving home from a long trip. You pull over to a gas station only to find your credit card denied. An email alert pops up on your phone telling you your account is low on funds. Using your mobile banking app, you transfer funds between personal accounts, wait a few moments, and voilà, your card magically works again. This is the importance of online banking
Woman using online banking security on her laptop.

Is Online Banking Safe?

November 8
Granted, most things in life come with risk. The chances of you being subjected to a real life bank heist are slim; but it’s always worth knowing the ways in which you can help protect yourself and stay secure.
Granted, most things in life come with risk. The chances of you being subjected to a real life bank heist are slim; but it’s always worth knowing the ways in which you can help protect yourself and stay secure.

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