Banking in College

How to Use Technology to Your Advantage

When you move away to college, a lot of things change. You’ll find yourself searching for classes, navigating a new grocery store, and trying to remember where you parked your car. If all of that doesn’t sound like enough, don’t forget the real reason you’re there – to further your education.

One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about, is finding a new bank, because let’s be honest – when was the last time you stepped into a bank? Thanks to advances in technology over the last few years, a lot of your banking can be done from a phone or computer. This erases “Move bank accounts” off your list!

Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at how easy it can be for you to safely and effectively manage your money by utilizing our electronic solutions like online banking and our mobile app.

Online Banking
Some would argue that the invention of online banking is one of the best financial advancements yet. Being able to manage money your way should be a necessity, not a luxury.

With online banking, you can pay virtually anyone. From your landlord to Netflix, even your roommate for last night’s pizza. With an email address and phone number, you’re also able to quickly send and receive money to and from family and friends, too.

Mobile App
Our mobile app is a useful tool for everyone in your family to use to communicate while on-the-go. With services like Mobile Check Deposit, you can remotely deposit checks with your phone, just by snapping a few pictures. You can then check your account balance between classes, from the dorm, or while on your way downtown.

eStatements & eAlerts
Choosing to receive eStatements, as opposed to paper statements, allows you access to your statement sooner than if it was to come by mail. And, when you’re moving apartments every year and still get mail at your parents’ house, the convenience of doing it all online makes things easier for not only the postman, but your family, too.

Another way to simplify your finances is to set up helpful reminders or eAlerts. You can receive these via text or email whenever activity occurs in your account. A few transaction notifications that we have available are:

  • Deposit Activity
  • Low Balance Alert
  • Withdrawal Activity

Life can get hectic as you prepare to take on a full class schedule and possibly even a job. Ensure one thing stays the same this fall by eliminating the stress of switching banks and utilizing the banking tools already at your fingertips.

For more information on the services we offer, contact a member of our eBanking team at (605) 335-5200.