Access banking sites/apps over cellular or VPN when possible

It’s inadvisable to do anything sensitive on any device when connected to public Wi-Fi or even to a Wi-Fi network that doesn’t belong to you. When you log in to online banking, consider doing so over a either a cellular connection or a virtual private network (VPN). Cellular and VPN connections provide more extensive protections of your activity.

Do you use a banking app on your phone? Please check out our article on Mobile Banking and Payments Best Practices. In this FAQ blog, we’ll walk through some of the best practices for getting the most out of these services while still staying safe.