The COVID-19 virus has impacted everyone’s life and regular routines are being affected, including taking care of banking needs. Fortunately, most of your banking can now be handled safely online, via your mobile device, or by landline. My credit union, Fort Worth Community Credit Union, like many others, have made taking care of my business possible by offering these suggestions:
- Take advantage of online banking service. If you haven’t set up your online banking services yet, now is the perfect time to do so.
- Setting up new accounts and applying for a loan is still possible. Many institutions, like mine, are offering these services through online applications.
- If you don’t have a debit card, apply for one now. It will enable you to access your money at any ATM without going into a branch. Debit cards can be used wherever cards are accepted.
- While many lobbies are closed during this time for the safety of their members, call centers and drive-thru services are still open and able to help members.
In addition, if your employer offers direct deposit, we suggest getting that set up. Your HR department will be able to help you with that.
To ensure that you stay informed with what your financial institution is doing during this time, make sure they have your current information such as email address and phone number, and follow them on social media.