Making The Most of e-Banking

Most people are at least somewhat tech-savvy these days. But when it comes to digital banking, you might be missing out on a few time-saving tricks. Here’s how the internet can help make your financial life easier. Online Banking You don’t have to leave home for everyday transactions, because financial institutions offer a slew of … read more »

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Online Documents & e-Statement FAQs

Q: What are Online Documents/e-Statements? A: Online Documents/e-Statements are electronic versions of your paper statements or tax forms from Main Street Bank. Q: How do I access my monthly e-Statement or other Online Documents? A: When your monthly e-Statement is available you will receive an email to the email address you have listed in Online Banking. … read more »

7 Banking Tips for Young Millennials

7 Banking Tips for Young Millennials Once you start receiving your first paychecks after graduation, knowing how to spend or save your money wisely can be tough. While you may be able to do your banking with just a few taps on your phone, managing money well is much more complicated. Here are a few … read more »

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in America. This unauthorized access to your personal information is used to open new financial accounts or access your existing accounts, enabling the thief to steal your money or charge items on your credit card, leaving you with the bills. But with a few common … read more »

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How Debit Card Fraud Happens and How to Avoid It

For many people, debit cards are the perfect plastic. They offer most of the conveniences of credit cards with no risk of accumulating debt. But like credit cards, debit cards are vulnerable to rip-off artists. And debit card fraud is particularly scary because thieves can withdraw money directly from your checking account. Here’s how debit … read more »

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How to be Safer When Using a Smartphone or Tablet

Tips from FDIC Consumer News Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets as portable, hand-held computers. “Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also interested in using or accessing these devices to steal information or commit other crimes,” said Michael Benardo, manager of the FDIC’s Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section. “That makes it essential for users … read more »

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e-Tax Forms Available with Online Banking

You can access your Main Street Bank financial tax documents through your Online Banking! Sign up for e-Tax forms today by logging into Online Banking and authorizing electronic delivery of your Main Street Bank tax documents. To do this, simply log into Online Banking, select “Accounts” in the main menu, select “Online documents,” and then click … read more »

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How to Use Your EMV Chip Card

We now offer EMV chip cards for your Main Street Bank debit card. These new cards come with an embedded chip and provide enhanced security when used at chip-enabled card readers. Chip technology is becoming the standard in the U.S. for card payments with its next level of protection and successful fraud reduction around the … read more »

How to Protect Your Mobile Wallet

Consumers are increasingly using their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices as “mobile wallets” to pay for goods and services, downloading software that allows them to complete both mobile and in-person transactions. As the use of mobile wallet services increases, consumers need to protect their smartphones, mobile wallet applications, associated data, and mobile wallet services … read more »