Are you writing fewer checks? Take it from this banker – that’s a very good thing.
It’s 2022 – better payment technology is everywhere. When it comes to security, checks are last place.
Consider that, when you write a check, you’re handing over your bank account number and personal details – pretty much all a thief needs to start stealing your funds.
Credit and debit cards are now equipped with security chips and contactless capability, and many have built-in fraud-prevention. If you forget your cards, there are secure mobile payment options like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Zelle too.
Resolve to pay smarter in 2022.
– Susan Allardyce, Home Bank