If you don’t balance your checking account, please at least do this

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With so many online & mobile payments and debit card/ATM transactions, it has gotten more complicated to keep track of what’s going through your checking account. But keeping an eye on your account is very important.

And we have the tools available to help you manage your account. Text alerts, Online Banking and Mobile Banking, telephone banking and even secure emails are all great options. If none of those work for you, you can always call or come see us during business hours at Canton Co-operative and speak directly to one of our Customer Service people.

Transactions occasionally post for the wrong amount. It happens! Most times it’s an honest error. Sometimes it’s fraud. If you know you’re not going to balance your checking account, get into the habit of looking at your transactions on a very regular basis to make sure that they’re correct. And review your statements. Because there are errors only you can catch and it’s part of your shared responsibility as the account-owner to catch them.

Everyone has their own way of managing their money. As long as your way is working for you, that’s fine. Because it doesn’t matter what tool or technique you use. What really matters is having a good idea of what’s going on with your checking account.

Jill Corwin - Canton Co-operative Bank

Canton Co-operative Bank Customer Service Representative Jill Corwin has helped many people figure out how to manage their checking accounts. “After someone’s account is overdrawn, they usually get more interested in keeping track,” Jill Corwin said. “I remind them about the many tools available to prevent overdrafts. Online banking shows transactions almost immediately, so it’s easier to know what’s in your account. Being able to set low-balance alerts makes a huge difference.”

You have many good options for managing your checking account, both online and offline. Some people even have separate checking accounts – one for bills and one for day-to-day expenses. Another great idea! At Canton Co-operative, we are happy to go over your options with you. Call 781-828-8811 x5 or come see us.

Canton Co-operative Bank has been Canton’s hometown bank since 1891 and is rated “5-Star for Strength & Stability” as “one of the strongest banks in the country,” according to bank-rating service BauerFinancial of Coral Gables, Florida. All deposits are insured by the FDIC and the Share Insurance Fund (SIF). The phone number is 781-828-8811.

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