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Open A Bank Account Online

An online bank account has nothing to do with offshore bank accounts, offshore banking, tax havens or second passports. It is just a practical way of managing your banking business nowadays without the time consuming offline service you went trough in the past … Opening a bank account online is easy and only takes a few minutes of your time. If you’re like most of us, you really don’t have the time to go to the bank, and wait in the customer service area until someone has time to help you. Most if not all of the local banking institutions in your area offer online account management, so if you do not already have an account established you could open a bank account online. Online banking is a convenient and secure way to keep track of transactions, and customers can view all accounts at a glance. The local bank is always available to make deposits and complete other financial transactions that need to be taken care of in person. If you choose to go with a bank that doesn’t have a local office, deposits must be mailed or wired because most online banks do not offer transfers between outside bank accounts.  

Before you open a bank account online, check out all the different services offered by online banking institutions, and make your choice based on which ones fit your needs the best. Many banks offer free checking with no minimum balance, no monthly fees, free bill pay, ATM/debit card,  overdraft protection, with or without direct deposit, as well as other banking services like stop payments and copies of checks written. Some banks also pay customers interest based on average daily balance for savings and checking accounts, or have other interest incentives to keep the balance above a specified minimum. As mentioned earlier it isn’t necessary to open bank accounts online with financial institutions that have local branch offices in your area, but it is more convenient for making deposits that cannot be directly deposited, especially if you’re in a hurry to get the money into your account.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to join the 21st century and get on the ball and open a bank account online, or start using the online banking features offered by your present financial institution. Enjoy the convenience of banking online and make better use of your time by paying bills directly with e-pay, and take advantage of all the time saving features that are offered by your bank. Direct deposit funds into your accounts and pay your bills online. This is a great money management tool that also allows transactions to be downloaded into your personal Quicken or other accounting program. Open a bank account online today to simplify your life and have all your financial information available to you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, year round.

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