Online Banking

Online banking is convenient because you can do everything from checking balances to paying bills to investing any time you like. This section covers the various ways you can manage your money online.


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How to Protect Banking Information on Your Computer

Your computer is part of your daily life. You use it to work, to socialize and, more and more, to conduct your personal business like banking. How can you make sure you're being safe with every keystroke?

How to Use an iPad as a Credit Card Reader

Research has shown that people buy more when they can use a credit card. So, imagine what your handy iPad could do for sales, if it were equipped with a credit card reader.

How Mobile Credit Card Readers Work

What if you could turn your smartphone into a mobile credit card? A series of devices, services and apps let you do just that.

How Online Banks Work

When was the last time you went to an actual brick-and-mortar bank? If you're wracking your brain trying to remember, you're not alone: Most people prefer online banking -- and some are flocking to online-only banks. Why?

Is Online Banking Safe?

Online banking is simple and convenient, but it's easy to be wary of managing your money via the Internet. And with both credit card and identity thefts still on the rise, should we assume that online banking is really safe?

Will checks become obsolete?

With the advent of debit cards, the person slowly writing a check in the grocery checkout is gradually fading into a distant memory. But when will checks become entirely obsolete?

How can online banking help me manage my credit?

Online banking has many advantages -- convenience and simplicity, to name two -- but most people don't know how well online banking can help you manage your credit.

How Online Banking Reward Programs Work

What if using your checking account to pay bills could help you pay for a vacation? Online banking rewards programs make it easy for customers to stay loyal by helping them manage their accounts.

How Online Bill Paying Works

Once you're comfortable with online banking, it makes sense to take the next step: Put down your checkbook and mess of stamps, and try online bill paying. How do you pay your bills online, and is it safe?

Is It Safe to Pay Bills Online?

More than 64 million households pay at least one bill online. Why? Because it's fast and convenient. But is it safe?

How can online banking help you manage your taxes?

Online banking has won over nearly a quarter of U.S. bank customers because of its day-to-day convenience. Turns out, it's also helpful when preparing for that banner event in your financial year: tax day.

How Mobile Banking Reminders Work

With mobile banking, you can check your account balance anytime, anywhere. But you can take it a step further and have your bank automatically text you all the financial information you'd like to have at your fingertips.

How can I budget my money with online banking?

Knowledge is power, and online banking provides up-to-the-minute information about the status of our bank accounts. It can also help you set up a budget -- and stick with it.

How Online Money Transfers Work

Online money transfer is where the old-fashioned concept of wiring money converges with the modern technology of electronic funds transfer.

How Student Banking Works

As a college student, you're on your own for the first time and will have to pay for a place to live, food, books and more. The easiest way to handle this is by opening a bank account.

How to Avoid ATM Fees

ATMs are quick and convenient -- but they can be costly, too. How can you get cash fast without the fees?

Is it safe to deposit checks through an ATM?

Feeding your paycheck into a computer on a street corner just doesn't feel as safe and secure as dealing with a flesh-and-blood teller standing near a bank vault. But are your feelings deceiving you?

5 Tips For Shopping Online

Shopping online is so easy that people forget that it's fraught with pitfalls. You can buy anything you want with a mouse click, but you have to be careful on the Internet.

How Online Savings Accounts Work

How much money are you making on your savings? If you've got a traditional savings account, you could be making a lot more online. What's the catch?

How Mobile Banking Works

TV ads show people happily banking away when they're nowhere near a bank, using just their cell phones. What technology lies at the heart of this modern convenience?

How Online Trading Works

The market may have become more accessible, but that doesn't mean you should take online trading lightly. In this article, we'll look at the different types of online trading accounts, as well as how to choose an online brokerage, make trades and protect

How Electronic Payment Works

If you've ever bought anything online, you're probably familiar with electronic payment. Learn about the different types, find out the benefits and limitations, and see how to add e-payment capability to your Web site.