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The benefits of online banking

couple sitting in their living room looking at a laptop banking online
October 05, 2017

By Maggie Tomasek

Online banking has become such an integral part of how we manage our day-to-day finances that it even has its own day of recognition. It’s true! National Online Bank Day is observed the second Monday in October – a traditional U.S. bank holiday (Columbus Day) – so what better time to appreciate the many perks of online banking?

Here are a few reasons Alliant Online Banking is worth celebrating on National Online Bank Day – and every day.

  • Manage every aspect of your banking experience: Alliant Online Banking lets you do it all. Pay your bills, transfer funds, deposit checks, manage your account information, access your free credit score, order checks, add and manage joint owners, use expert budget and planning tools, and more. Whew!
  • Better rates: Alliant’s low-cost, digital-first business model with limited, cashless branches allows us to offer lower fees and better rates on savings and loans.
  • Security features: You can create transaction alerts, set up travel notifications and report fraudulent activity via Alliant Online Banking. You can also see your login history, change your password and manage registered devices to help keep your online accounts secure.
  • Customer care: Alliant Online Banking features a wealth of FAQs and links to important information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can send a secure message and an Alliant Member Services Rep will get back to you.
  • Better for the environment: Besides saving paper by choosing eStatements, online banking also saves gas and emissions spent on driving to a branch.
  • Convenience: And of course, online banking is super convenient. You can access your accounts 24/7 (even on U.S. bank holidays) from the comfort of your own home or wherever you want to conduct banking transactions.

Maggie Tomasek is the PR and Social Media Specialist at Alliant. She began her career as a journalist for newspapers in Utica, N.Y., Des Moines and Cincinnati before moving to Chicago in 2009. Maggie is a six-time Chicago Marathon finisher and a lifelong creative writer with a passion for comedy. Her mom instilled in her a great sense of fiscal responsibility, and her big sister told her to throw that responsibility out the window every once in a while in the name of life experience. So far, that combination of financial advice has worked out pretty well for her.