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Washington Mutual Online Banking

Do You Use Online Banking?

I bank online because waiting in line just isn't my thing. I need the ability to access my account whenever I want and from whatever computer happens to be in front of me.

Our friends at WaMu know your time is precious and make online banking as easy as store-bought pie. Most applications to open a checking and high-yield savings account online take only seven minutes, which means you can get started on organizing your finances in the same time it takes to shower, and do it all while wearing your comfy robe and fuzzy slippers! If questions come up, customer service is always around to help.

When you bank online, all of your latest balances, statements, and transactions are available for your viewing pleasure. Worried about your privacy? Many banks will send you email alerts to keep you informed about your account activity.

One of the biggest benefits is the option to pay bills online; you can pay all of your bills in one place and even have the ability to set up your account for automatic payments. That leaves more time for yourself, something all of us could use. Tell me: Do you bank online or visit your local branch?

Thank you to WaMu for sponsoring this post.

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Green Green 9 years
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
The sponsorship bothers me when it makes its way into a post that is supposedly written by a sugar writer, makes it kinda hard to give us objective advice, hmmm...
bethyj bethyj 9 years
I pay most bills online and transfer funds between accounts, but I withdraw at the actual bank. I don't have a debit card or credit cards with very high limits, I find it helps me keep out of debt and save money. If I have to go to the bank to get cash to spend, and I have to drive twenty minutes to the bank I'm much less likely to go on any big spending sprees.
halfbakedjake halfbakedjake 9 years
I work at a bank in Canada and its always funny to me the number of people who come into the branch to pay bills or deposit cheques because they don't trust online banking or the ATM. There is no special box at the bank with all your money in it; it all goes into the same drawer,and all your information is stored ONLINE, and everything the teller does to process the transaction is online. But whatever, everyone has their own way of doing things I suppose.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I haven't been inside a bank in years literally. Always on-line with the exception of the drive through deposits.
remedios remedios 9 years
The only time I use an actual bank is to deposit cash since my husband is a server.
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
Online banking...ahhh!
pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
I pay all of my bills online (including my student loans)and my car payment and I love it. I wouldn't have it any other way. I have been depositing checks in the ATM because it takes 5 seconds and I don't need to fill out a deposit slip. It's great!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I have direct deposit and pay every bill online,i havent seen the inside of my bank for years.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
All of our bills are set up to automatically pay, which is fantastic. We also have a separate savings account in an online bank with a high interest rate.
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 9 years
Online banking (because one of my two banks doesn't have a branch)
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
love online banking
onabanana onabanana 9 years
Love online banking. One feature that I think everyone should take advantage of is automatic transfers. It's like paying a bill but you pay yourself. I'm a young professional, thus having lots of bills and lots places to acquire more bills, but I set up an automatic transfer each month from my checking to my savings. It's not much but over the last year I finally have a savings. You can set it up via direct deposit too but this way it helps curb my spending just a little more.
rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
Online banking and going paperless is the way to go!!
jcrowley jcrowley 9 years
through my bank, i can scan in my checks and deposit them online. it is HEAVEN. specially since we don't live in the states right now :)
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 9 years
The only thing I will do is deposit checks at the drive-thru ATM on my way home from work...everything else is online banking. I'm almost obsessed with it...I'll check it every day to see if the rent check went through, what bills need to be paid, etc. etc. :) And then I'll yell at the hubby if he blows our budget and I find out about it. :)
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
i love online banking
ISUjules ISUjules 9 years
I do virtually all of my banking online. My bank is at home in Iowa but I'm at school in Virginia so its sort of impossible to visit a branch. I even get my monthly statements via email which is so much better than in the mail.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
my bank does everything online and via the phone. if i need to use a bank for something they have a sister-bank that i can go to. i normally never go to a bank though. i am able to mail-in my deposits or go to the sister-bank's ATM and do a deposit there.
eightieslingo eightieslingo 9 years
I'd be lost without online banking! It's so easy to check your balance and see if that check deposited or a bill went through. It's great! I don't see how I did banking before the internet.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
I adore online banking ... i check my account before I go out to keep me on a budget.... Its a great way to plan
chatondeneige chatondeneige 9 years
I guess I'm the only one on the site not bothered by sponsorship. Oh well, they can go back to watching their Fergie video with the Motorola phone, MAC compacts & lip glosses, and so on. It's a fact of our daily lives, we should accept it and move on. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to do online banking again. Unfortunately, I live in a very small town at the moment, (they got debit cards like, 4 years ago,) and online banking isn't an option. I had it when I was in the city, and lived by it. I can hardly stand not being able to check my balance without going to the bank or calling.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I have to do my banking online, it's so much easier. I only go to the bank to make a deposit and luckily I have a branch near me with great hours so it makes it more convenient for me.
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I actually started banking online last year and I love it.
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