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Download Your Hanscom FCU Transactions in 7 Easy Steps

Posted by Diana Burrell on Feb 7, 2019 4:11:22 PM

April 15th is fast approaching, and like millions of Americans, you may be using a software program like TurboTax or H&R Block to prepare your tax return. You may also be using accounting software like Quicken for Home and Business or QuickBooks to keep your accounts in order and still entering your checking and savings transactions manually throughout the year. Here's a step-by-step guide that'll show you how to download your Hanscom Federal Credit Union transactions, which you can then export quickly and easily into your software programs. All you need is a computer with Internet access and your Online Access HD credentials. Ready?

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Topics: Online Banking, Taxes, Checking

Busting the Myths of Mobile and Online Banking

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 18, 2019 3:06:13 PM

Over half of all U.S. adults use online banking services.* Are your concerns about banking online stopping you from joining in? You may be surprised to learn it’s more secure than ever and virtually anything that can be done in-person can now be done, well, virtually. Take a moment to erase your fears and dispel some myths of mobile banking.

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Topics: Online Banking, security, Mobile Banking

What You Need to Know Before You Pay Your Credit Card Early

Posted by Diana Burrell on Jan 15, 2019 9:14:35 AM

You thought you were being responsible by making the minimum payment on your credit card a month early, so you're surprised — and peeved, let's be frank — when a late fee appears on the following month's statement.

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Topics: Online Banking, Credit Card, budget

What to Do After a Data Breach

Posted by Diana Burrell on Oct 15, 2018 9:20:23 AM

Several years ago, a thick envelope landed in my mailbox. Its return address was that of the hospital where I’d been receiving treatment. Upon opening the envelope, I was horrified that it contained not only my own medical records, but those of twelve other patients, along with our insurance claims. For some unknown reason, the hospital had put my address on the envelope instead of the claims processor’s address.

I promptly called the hospital to report the erroneous mailing and was instructed to destroy the records, which included patient names, addresses, and their own detailed health information. Several months later, I received a letter from the hospital offering me a year’s worth of free credit protection because of their mistake. What did the hospital do beyond that to secure these wayward records? Nothing. They took my word for it that I'd destroyed the mailing. What if those records had gotten into the hands of someone who wasn't diligent and trustworthy?

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Topics: Online Banking, Credit Card, security

Five Ways We Keep Your Online Access Secure

Posted by Scott Heinz on Oct 5, 2018 11:18:00 AM

It's our responsibility at Hanscom FCU to keep your member information as safe as possible, and it's a responsibility I take seriously. Yes, I get that it can be frustrating to deal with the layers of security required to access your account information. You just want to jump on your computer to check your balance and not have to jump through hoops to do it! But rest assured, these so-called hoops are for protection of your identity and assets. Here are five important ways we keep your online access with us secure:

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Topics: Online Banking, security

5 Ways an Online Money Manager Makes Life Easier

Posted by Diana Burrell on Jul 16, 2018 10:38:00 AM

You're busy. You have big plans for the future, places to go, friends to meet. Does it really make sense to spend time bouncing from one website to another to check out your car loan, another to pay your mortgage, and yet another to look at your checking account balance? That’s so 2008!

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Topics: Money Management, Online Banking, Mobile Banking

Why Online Banking Is Safer

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jul 13, 2018 10:28:40 AM

Contrary to what you might believe, online banking is actually safer than doing things the old-fashioned way. Here’s why:

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Topics: Online Banking, Hanscom FCU, Mobile Banking

Get More from Your Membership with Online Service

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Oct 25, 2017 10:06:30 AM

Fall is a busy time of year. Cut down on the time you spend managing your money by going online. You’ll love the convenience of managing your accounts from your computer or phone.

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Topics: Money Management, Online Banking

Conquer Your Budget with My Money Manager

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jul 12, 2017 10:50:30 AM

Budgeting your money is an important step in achieving any financial goal, whether it’s eliminating debt, saving for a home, or building a retirement fund. But it doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming.

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Topics: Money Management, Online Banking, budget

How do I update my web browser? Help is here.

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Apr 25, 2017 3:27:00 PM

 

I have to ask—do you know what an internet browser is? I mean, you are using one right now, I know, but can you tell me which browser you are using and whether it’s up to date?

Don’t be embarrassed if you have no idea. Instead, take a moment to learn. Why? Keeping your internet browser up-to-date is important for security and to ensure that web pages load properly.

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Topics: Online Banking

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