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  • Online Shopping - Safeguarding Your Account.

    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    When you shop online do you know where you’re shopping?  According to the National Consumers League, online shopping is #3 for overall scams and #1 for Internet scams.  That would imply that online shopping is a very risky activity.  However, there are ways you can still shop online in a safe manner.

    Following these guidelines can make your online shopping more secure:

    • Use a low limit credit card for online shopping.  Your liability is $50 on fraudulent charges using your credit card.
    • Know with whom you’re shopping.  Be leery of unknown or obscure shopping websites.
    • Stick with well-known shopping sites from reputable retailers.
    • If it’s too good to be true…it probably is.
    • Look for the padlock.  Secure online shopping sites should use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology for securing online transactions.  You should see a padlock icon at the bottom or top of the browser status bars that you are using.
    • Use anti-virus / anti-malware software on your PC.  This can prevent a virus infection if you happen to end up on a bogus shopping site.
    • Make sure you use online banking to check your shopping activity and don’t wait for your statement to verify online shopping activity.
      (Side note: Have you signed up for MutualBank’s online bankingSign Up today!)

    Remember that you are the best defense against online shopping fraud!  If you suspect that you have been scammed please call the MutualBank customer support at 800-382-8031.

    Also please report any online fraud to Internet Crime Complaint Center


  • Android Users...We Have an App for You!

    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Beginning today, February 27, 2012, Android mobile phone users will be able to download an application designed specifically for Google Android devices.

    For users already enrolled in MutualMobile, follow these easy steps to getting your app!

    1. Log in to your online banking and access Mobile Banking, via ‘Options’ and 'Manage Device(s)'. 
    2. Select the “I want to change my Mobile Banking services” option to add the downloadable application. (You may also notice that we have modified the “Select Services” page to better assist you with your mobile banking options.) 
    3. After you have changed your services, we will send you a text message with a link that takes you directly to our Android application, TouchBanking, in the Android Market.

    If you have not yet enrolled in MutualMobile, it only takes a few minutes! (And it's FREE!)

    Log in to online banking and choose ‘Options’ to register today. Need help? Contact us at 800-382-8031 or CustomerSupport@bankwithmutual.com.

    Learn more about MutualMobile.  

  • Healthy Savings

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Have you ever thought about how much your prescription or doctor visits cost your employer?  Many people who have a traditional insurance plan know they pay a $20 or $30 co-pay then they go about their day.  But have you ever looked at the amount your company pays?

    Insurance costs have skyrocketed over the past decade and companies have tried to find a way to still offer benefits to their employees.  The solution has been to offer a high deductible insurance plan.  These types of programs are often accompanied by something called a Health Savings Account (HSA).  Simply put, a HSA is a checking account where money can be deposited and used for medical expenses. (You might have heard of a Flexible Spending Account, FSA, which is similar to a HSA, but different. FSAs require you to use your money set aside before the year ends. HSAs allow you to roll money over year after year. There are other differences as well. Learn more about HSAs through the Treasury’s website.)

    So, are HSAs a good idea?  Yes!   HSAs make us better consumers of our health care.  We look closer at a bill or prescription if we know it will come out of our pocket.   We take the time to make sure if a generic medicine is just as good as a name brand, or if we truly need to go to the doctor for our sniffles.

    The beauty of a health savings account is that the money grows tax free as long as we use it for qualified medical expenses.  So not only are we being more proactive with and aware of our healthcare, we are being smart about our money as well!

    Together, a health savings account and a smart consumer make for very healthy living!

    If you have questions about your HSA or want to learn more, chat with us! Your local MutualBanker is here to help you live a better life!

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