Tips for a secure Mobile Banking experience

Mobile banking is a convenient way to see the status of your checking account on your smartphone or mobile device, there are many things that you can do to protect your financial information from unauthorized users.

Our Mobile Banking applications offer built-in security features. These safeguards are of strengthened by your use of the helpful tips below:

  • Use a strong password. Whether you use mobile or online banking primarily, you need to create a strong password for your account. It shouldn't be something that is easy for others to guess, but also needs to be memorable. Try to incorporate unrelated items that are significant to you, as well as numbers and symbols.
  • Don't share passwords. For any account - whether for financial management, social media or email - it is never a good idea to share your passwords with others. Even if you give your password to someone you know, there's always the chance that other users can make a mistake that puts sensitive information in the wrong hands.
  • Remember to to log out. At times, you need a quick glance at your phone to check your balance or transfer funds, and you may remain logged in for faster access to your account. Although this saves you a few seconds, it gives someone else access to your funds if your device is lost or stolen. Also, don't allow the app to store your password and automatically log into the account.
  • Never third-party apps. Many banks offer a Mobile Banking solution these days, which you can typically download by following a link on their websites. However, there are also many unauthorized apps out there that offer you account access and management tools for your specific bank or any account. Many of these products are scams designed to trick you into giving away your financial data. Only use apps provided by your bank. 

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

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