You may feel like you don’t know how to get started managing your finances on your phone, but once you start, you won’t be able to stop! The proof is in the numbers: Almost half of U.S. adults with online access used their smartphones for banking activities at least once a month in 2019.1 And this number is growing rapidly.
Why is banking on smartphones so popular? Digital banking offers loads of convenience. Can’t get down to the bank or an ATM to deposit a check? No problem—use your phone. Need to pay your bill right now? Your phone can handle that, too.
While the features available through mobile banking can vary from bank to bank, most banks let you tackle the most important stuff on your phone, including1:
Another key way people are making their financial lives easier is by using their phones to transfer money directly to friends, family, or coworkers—all safely and easily! Known as peer-to-peer or person-to-person (P2P) in the industry, this kind of digital banking is already popular since Americans are using less and less cash. In fact,
Consider these steps for keeping safe while doing your banking online.
If you’re considering joining the digital revolution, First Financial Bank is here to help:
You now have access to online services including remote deposit, balance check, bill pay, alerts, and money transfers—all right at your fingertips.
1 Boston Federal Reserve 2019 Mobile Financial Services Survey of Financial Institutions (https://www.bostonfed.org/publications/mobile-banking-and-payment-surveys/financial-institutions-across-the-us-participate-in-the-mobile-landscape-transformation.aspx)
2 Pew Research Center 2019 Mobile Fact Sheet (https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/fact-sheet/mobile/)
3 Bankrate 2018 Financial Apps Survey (https://www.bankrate.com/personal-finance/smart-money/americans-and-financial-apps-survey-0218/)
4 Early Warning, 2019 Digital Adoption Tracking Study (https://www.zellepay.com/press-releases/gift-giving-helps-zelle-wrap-2019-double-digit-growth#_ftn2)
5 Pew Research Center 2018 (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/12/more-americans-are-making-no-weekly-purchases-with-cash/)
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