For the past two months, most of us have been working from home as our businesses have closed physical workspaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a challenge for many, and we are hopeful that we can all start to get back to our offices and ease back into more normal environments soon.
Throughout this crisis, even though our lobbies have been closed, The Milford Bank has continued to provide the banking services you need through our drive-thru tellers, ATMs, and phones. We also hope you’ve discovered the many digital banking services we offer. They are not only helpful now, but offer a convenient way to manage your finances going forward – so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy.
Through mobile apps for phones and tablets, as well as online banking via your browser, digital banking gives you access to most of the services you need on a regular basis. One very important thing to always keep in mind is to only use your digital banking tools on secure networks – and never use public WiFi to access your accounts.
Online and mobile banking apps – With our online tools and mobile app, you have a powerful set of tools to make managing your finances easier than ever. With them, most of your banking needs can be handled from anywhere and from most digital devices, including:
- Access your accounts
- Check balances and transactions
- Get copies of checks
- Review loan/mortgage information
- Transfer funds between accounts
- Make deposits
- Pay bills, set up/stop automatic payments
- Make P2P payments
- Find the closest ATMs or offices
Plinqit– Saving money is never easy, and today, it may be even harder for many. Savings apps like Plinqit can help you set aside even small amounts of money regularly for emergencies, college tuitions, weddings, mortgages, new cars, or anything else you may need extra money for. All you have to do is set up your account, connect it to your savings account, and set your savings goals and a savings schedule. Automating your saving – even if it’s only a small amount each week or month – will help you work towards those larger purchases.
Zelle – Zelle is a convenient way to send money to or receive money from friends and family, without having to make trips to the ATM or branch offices for withdrawals, and then mailing checks. The funds are exchanged directly between bank accounts, so transfers typically happen within minutes. You can access the Zelle service directly from our mobile app or online portal.
Notifi – One of the keys to effectively managing your finances is keeping track of transactions, not only to make sure they are legitimate, but to monitor your weekly or monthly spending. Notifi allows you to set up text or email alerts for transactions across your accounts. You can get alerts for all transactions, or certain types, or even those that exceed specified amounts. Notifi is available through our mobile banking app.
Card Valet – Similar to Notifi, Card Valet keeps you updated on transactions made with your cards. In addition to simply notifying you of transactions, which can immediately alert you to fraudulent activity – you can set geofencing parameters to help protect your cards, and even set limits on why kinds of transactions they may be used for. These are also great features if you’re giving your kids access to cards for gas, meals, or other specific needs. Card Valet is also available through our mobile banking app.
While we’re looking forward to welcoming you back inside our lobbies, we know many of you will prefer these digital tools for a while – and maybe permanently when you see how useful they are. Of course, if you have questions, need help, or have other banking needs, our staff is always ready to help you, either by phone, or by emailing us at email@example.com.