Getting the most out of your Internet banking

The banking industry in the U.S. continues to improve with new software, apps and all-around easier ways to handle your funds. Some of us might not be the best with our mobile devices, but Internet banking does not have to be a difficult process.

In fact, technology has advanced so far that more banking options are featured through mobile platforms, and software is only advancing further. You have to ask yourself if you're getting the most out of your Internet banking options.

Tracking your funds on the go
Having the basics of personal Internet banking simply starts with a single login ID for the profile, which once you access, you have the opportunity to customize your accounts, the names of your accounts and what landing page you want to use.

The best part about Internet banking is that it can be set up on a smartphone, so no matter the situation, you can address, check or update your bank account in a flash. Mobile technology is growing, and the amount of purchases you can make on the fly is starting to become endless. With these pay-and-go mobile spots, it's easy to get distracted from your account balances and totals after an eventful day of shopping.

Susan Weinstock, director of the Pew Charitable Trust, explained that more customers want the ability to do their banking remotely, the Detroit Free Press reported. Weinstock added that with the increase of consumers using smartphones for banking, people simply want to be able to perform multiple online banking functions while on the go.

Being one step ahead with mobile alerts
Another way Internet banking is creating more in-tuned customers is through mobile alerts. With this technology, you don't even need to have the latest smartphone, but simply a device that can receive text messages.

Receiving mobile banking alerts on the go helps get your attention when funds are added; weekly, monthly or daily balance inquires; account payment reminders; bill reminders; and previous transactions. Having these alerts and information at your fingertips makes you smarter with your finances and will put you ahead of the game.

Personal Internet banking also makes handling your checks a more organized process with the ability to view and print check images and deposit slip images.

For more tips and updates on the latest in banking technology, contact Landmark Bank.

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