Online Banking Security and Heartbleed Virus
On April 7,2014, security researchers discovered a flaw in encryption technology called the “Heartbleed Virus”. This virus has affected many popular websites including Facebook, Pinterest, Yahoo, Gmail, Amazon to name a few.
Our IT security team tested our internet banking site and find no evidence of improper access and all necessary patches have been made. Use of a variety of strong passwords for all your online accounts will decrease your risk. A strong password has at least 8 characters, and includes a mix of numbers, upper and lower case letters, and symbols. We take information security seriously and work every day to protect our customer’s vital information.
Online Banking Security Changes begin April 21, 2014
In our ongoing effort to provide our customers with the latest in online security, we will be implementing upgrades to our Personal and Business Online Banking products including Mobile Banking. On Monday, April 21, 2014, we will implement the first step in this process. When you log into Online banking, the URL address in Internet Explorer will be green to confirm that you are logged into our secure website. On Monday, May 26, 2014, we will discontinue the image and passphrase on the password page of your secure log in for Personal and Business products. You will receive a notification message for this change directing you to look at the green website address bar. On Monday, June 9, 2014, the image and passphrase for Mobile Banking will be discontinued and no longer visible on any Online Banking products. Your accounts will continue to be protected through advanced device forensics that seamlessly authenticate your computer and various devices. We take information security seriously and work every day to protect our customer’s vital information.
Debit Card Fraud Prevention
We recommend that you monitor your account activity daily on your Garnavillo Savings Bank Debit Card by accessing your account through Internet or Mobile Banking. This is a best practice to detect fraud all year round.
If you are not signed up for those FREE services, call the bank and the staff will help you get set up.
The Garnavillo Savings Bank debit cards are monitored by the Falcon Fraud product through Shazam and if there is suspicious activity, either Shazam or bank personnel will attempt to contact you directly to determine if the charges are legitimate.
Mobile banking is now available!!!
You can enroll for mobile banking if you are a current internet banking customer just by logging in and selecting User Options and click Enroll Now at the Mobile Banking tab. Follow the instructions and you will receive a text to activate your service. The service is free, easy and secure. You can access accounts, view transaction history and transfer funds between accounts. Call us for more details at (563) 964-2341.
E-statements are now available!!!
You can enroll for e-statements if you are a current internet banking customer just by logging in and selecting the accounts you wish to receive e-statements and notices for. The service is free, easy and secure. You will receive an e-mail notice that your statement is available through our secure site. You can print or save the pdf file as your permanent record.
Attention Business Customers!!
Business Online Banking provides all the features of personal online banking plus the ability to generate ACH files for payroll. No more checks to generate and purchase. If you would like more information or to sign up for this new service, call (563) 964-2341.
City of Garnavillo has Home Ownership assistance programs for both New and Existing Homes.
New Homes program provides 25% downpayment up to $37,500
Exisiting Home Program provides $24,999 in assistance for home rehabilitation or downpayment.
Call City Hall at (563) 964-2331 for more information.
Beginning January 1, 2013, all of a depositor's accounts at an insured depository institution, including all noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, will be insured by the FDIC up to the standard maximum deposit insurance amount ($250,000), for each deposit insurance ownership category.
For more information about FDIC insurance coverage of noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, visit www.fdic.gov.