New methods of banking have been changing the way we bank; now, we can perform all banking related activities without visiting our bank branches. Over the years, banks have introduced many online banking solutions to enhance customer experience. Online banking is a convenient way to perform banking activities right from home or office. In traditional banking, you have to stand in long unending queues to perform any banking activity; but, with internet banking or online banking you can do it conveniently. Whether it is bill payments, account enquiries, funds transfer, cancellation of cheque etc; you can perform almost all banking activities with this fabulous service.
128-bit and 256 bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryptions are the most secure forms of encryption; that are being used by banks and online shopping websites to build a secure connection between customers’ computers and their websites. Banks implement highest level of security to protect financial information of their customers. However, customers’ participation is also required to ensure confidentiality and security of their financial information. In my recent post, I have highlighted benefits of using internet banking; and in this post, I’ll be discussing how you can safely use e-banking. Here are some useful tips to safely use internet banking;
Tips to Safely Use Internet Banking:
Banks use Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https) for transmitting information between clients’ computers and their servers; it is an encrypted connection which allows secure data transfer. Therefore, see “https” in url address; if you’re unable to see “https” in login page url, then avoid login and ask your bank’s representative, “should you use that website or not?” and don’t forget to verify url address. (Note: Your bank’s official website may start with “http” but when you’re redirected to internet banking login page then it converts into “https”.)
Always make sure that your antivirus program is up-to-date; and also use an updated version of internet browser. Avoid use of pirated software.