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Enjoy the Benefits of eStatements

It seems everything is done electronically these days. With as many as 60 thousand mobile apps flooding our app stores each month, American consumers are embracing the convenience — and security — that come with the transition from physical to digital. If history has taught us anything, it’s that electronic forms of media almost always, and inevitably, replace the physical format. From “snail mail” to email, CDs to mp3s, paperback books to e-books — electronic media allows us to access the things we need, when we need them most.

An example of this transition is the switch from paper statements to electronic statements. Members are quickly moving from traditional paper statements to a simpler, more convenient way of tracking their spending. Below are seven reasons you should consider enrolling in eStatements today!

1. Access your statements up to five days earlier.

Because the printing and shipping process for paper statements takes time, most members receive statements between the 5th and the 10th of each month. Unlike paper statements, eStatements can be accessed up to five days earlier. That means you can begin reviewing payment and deposit history as soon as it’s available.

2. Reduce the risk of mail fraud and identity theft.

Paper statements are easier to intercept or lose during the mailing process. They’re also more susceptible to identity theft, since your personal information is accessible to anyone who happens to stumble upon them. eStatements offer an extra layer of security, since your statements are accessed through your online banking portal.

3. Receive email notifications when your statements become available online.

We’ll notify you as soon as your statement becomes available. This means you don’t have to wait by the mailbox wondering whether or not your statement was lost. Fast. Safe. Convenient!

4. Double-check your payment and deposit history with ease.

Most people don’t keep their paper statements on hand, which means they’re not readily available when you need them most. With eStatements, you can access your statements directly from online banking. That means you don’t have to dig through paper files just to review your payment or deposit history.

5. Stay organized and say goodbye to paper filing/shredding.

Nothing is more annoying than sifting through files and trying to find last month’s statement history. With eStatements, say goodbye to paper filing and having to purge your statements at the end of the year. eStatements are online and available whenever you need them.

6. Shrink your carbon footprint by saving paper and reducing waste.

Aside from staying organized, enrolling in eStatements allows you to help us go green and reduces your carbon footprint. It also feels good to free up some space and remove the clutter!

7. They’re absolutely FREE!

Everyone’s favorite price!

Signing up is easy! Just follow these steps to enroll today:

  • Log in to Online Banking
  • Choose “Personal Settings” from the main menu bar, and verify your email address is correct.
  • Select “eStatements” from the main menu bar.
  • Select “Accept” to enroll.