Managing Money Online

By: andy tao

You're bank will more than likely have internet banking, this is a great tool which will allow you to sort and manage all of your finances out from a computer connected to the internet. Make sure you sign up as soon as possible to have the ease of paying all your bills from the comfort of your own home, you will never need to wait in those nasty bank cues waiting to see an advisor again as we all know how annoying they can be.

Having access to your bank online will give you many great benefits such as being able to check your bank balance without leaving your house, not only that but you can search previous statements and print them off so that you have a hard copy. It gives you full control of funds leaving your bank as you can set up or manage any direct debits you have set up on your account. It will display how much they are for and when the last and next date they are due to come out.

All you need to get started is a bank account with a company that support internet banking, go to their website and sign up for it if you haven't got a username and password. Once you have filled in your details you will be given a username and a password, you often have to set a secret question to ensure maximum safety. Not many people trust online banking but the banking website has up to date firewalls and other security measures to keep your details private and out of the hands of other people.

If you forget your login, you often can find it out by filling in your sort code, account number, date of birth and certain digits from your security number which you set up with the bank when you originally set the account up. This will then give you access to your online banking interface. Make sure that you never leave any sensitive details lying around giving people the chance to access your account as they could withdraw your money or make payments from the interface and you would not be able to claim any of it back unless you can prove it wasn't you that spent the money.

As long as you careful with your details you will be fine, you can always apply for online statements only which will reduce the chance of someone getting hold of your details.

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