Online Banking: Do it!

According to the American Bankers Association, 51 percent of U.S. adults choose to bank online. Making the switch saves you time, money and a lot of hassle.

Save money. A MoneyRates.com Bank Fees Survey reports that online checking accounts are more than twice as likely to be free of monthly maintenance fees as the checking accounts at traditional banks. Remember, Northwest does not charge monthly maintenance fees on MyNorthwest Checking accounts, online or off.  You can bank the way you want at Northwest.

Enjoy 24/7 Access. New technology has made online banking simple and accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Check your balances, deposit checks and complete transfers in a matter of seconds – all conveniently from your mobile device or personal computer (and without the long lines).

Feel secure. Some people worry that online banking will expose their money to hackers and other online miscreants. At Northwest, your security is our top priority – that’s why we recently partnered with IBM® Security, a leading expert in financial security, to offer Trusteer Rapport online fraud protection software. MyNorthwest Checking customers can use IBM’s Trusteer Rapport software free of charge.

Simplified bill payments. The ability to pay bills online takes the hassle of buying stamps, licking envelopes and even checking due dates out of your life. Sign up for automatic online payments and avoid late fees, set up reminders and easily view your transactions.

Monitor your accounts. “Online banking makes banking faster, easier and even more effective – because consumers are able to always stay on top of their accounts,” says financial analyst Geoffrey Michael.

Go green. Help save some trees! With Northwest’s eStatementsplus, online banking customers can reduce the flood of paper mail and other bank notices by receiving statements electronically instead.

Speedy customer service. “As competition has increased, so has the quality of customer service,” notes Justin Pritchard, featured banking expert for Forbes Magazine. “If you need help, you can easily find customer service online via chat or email. You can simply complete your transaction and move on with your day.” Northwest has Live Chat, telephone and email options to enhance your online banking experience.

Questions about Northwest’s free Online Banking? Call Northwest Direct at 1-877-672-5678 or visit our Online and Mobile Banking page.