Nothing compares to the personalized service you’ll receive at your
local credit union, but what about when you can’t make it to your
branch? In those cases, you’ll be glad you’re a member of
Westmark Credit Union. With our online banking services, you can manage
your finances anytime, anywhere. The ability to manage your
checking account online from a laptop, tablet, or smartphone will help you to avoid overspending
and track where your money goes to develop strategies to increase your
savings. Here are some tips to help you get the most from online banking
from Westmark Credit Union.
Monitor Your Account Regularly
Online access to your checking account is a huge improvement over the old
method of managing your finances—checkbook balancing, anyone?—but
only if you use it. We recommend looking at your account every couple
of days to track your spending,
avoid over drafting, and to keep an eye out for any unauthorized charges posted to your account.
Analyze Your Spending Habits
Your online checking account portal will show you all of the transactions
and charges posted to your account. If you aren’t in the habit of
keeping receipts, pay close attention to all of the purchases you’ve
made to identify areas where you can cut back in order to increase your
savings. For example, you may be surprised how much you’re actually
spending each month on luxuries like eating out and going to the movies.
Setup Automatic Online Bill Pay
One of the best ways to unlock the full potential of online banking is
to sign up for automatic online bill pay. In addition to never missing
another payment again, Westmark’s online bill pay service also gives
you a convenient way to track your bills in one easy and intuitive platform.
Visit your local Westmark Credit Union branch in Idaho to
setup your free checking account and start taking advantage of online banking today! When you come in to
sign up, our banking experts will be happy to offer any financial advice
that will help you take control of your finances. If you have questions
about joining our credit union, please call us toll-free at (888) 575-8704.