Working less to accomplish more isn’t easy. It often requires thinking creatively to find more effective ways of doing things. Luckily, there is technology available at your fingertips to help you bank smarter, allowing you to get more out of your money, in less time. Here are some tips to help you automate your financial life:

  1. Use Online and Mobile Banking. Instead of calling the bank to check your balance or see if a check has cleared your account, enroll in Online or Mobile Banking to view account activity, at any time. With these convenient services, you can check balances, transfer funds, and even set account alerts to notify you about specific account activity.
  2. Pay bills electronically.  You can make paying bills a whole lot easier by paying them electronically with online bill payment.  This allows you to pay just about anyone with a few clicks of the mouse. You can even arrange to have recurring bill payments, such as your rent or mortgage paid automatically each month.
  3. Set up automatic debits. Need to pay for streaming services or your monthly cell phone bill? Save time by having payments automatically debited from your account each month. All you need to do is provide your account number and your bank’s routing and transit number*.
  4. Deposit checks from your mobile device.  With Mobile Check Deposit, you can deposit a check in a few simple steps, right from your mobile device, 24 hours a day. This will save you a trip to the bank or ATM.
  5. Sign up for electronic statements. With e.Statements, you’ll not only save valuable time and space filing the statements away, but you will also help save paper – and the planet.
  6. Set up automatic recurring transfers to savings.  For a convenient and easy way to save, arrange to have funds from your checking account automatically deposited to your savings account each month. This will allow your savings to grow* without investing much time or energy.
  7. Sign up for direct deposit. Why wait to receive a paper check on payday when your funds can be deposited automatically into your checking or savings account with direct deposit. It is simple to set up and more efficient.

It may take a little time to get your financial life automated if it isn’t already, but by banking smarter, you can spend more time doing things that you enjoy.

 

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