Online checking accounts have many advantages, including easy access to your funds and great interest rates. But did you know your information at online banks can be just as secure as it is at traditional brick-and-mortar banks?

You can take steps to protect yourself and prevent someone from accessing your account without your permission. As with other websites you access, you can increase your online checking account security by creating passwords, challenge questions and answers, and site key photographs that are difficult for others to guess.

  • Make your passwords more difficult to crack by making them at least eight characters long.
  • Use at least one number, a capital letter and special symbols, such as #, !, @, or $.
  • Stay away from easily guessed options like family birthdays, children or pet names, or, worst of all, passwords that are simply "password."
  • If you must write your passwords down, do so in a secure location. Do not leave your account number and login information lying around your office or home where anyone could easily pick them up.

Ally Bank takes checking account security very seriously. We guarantee that you will not be liable for any unauthorized Online or Mobile Banking transaction as long as you report the unauthorized transaction by calling us at 1-877-247-ALLY (2559) within 60 days from when your statement is made available. Read more about our security guarantee.

In addition to being safe and secure, an Ally Bank Interest Checking Account comes with a variety of benefits including rates that are among the highest in the country, free standard checks, and more. And your deposits at Ally Bank are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) up to the maximum amount allowed by law. See how convenient—and secure—online banking can be. Learn more by visiting or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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