Not surprisingly, "mobile banking" has taken off in popularity. Millions of Americans use cell phones to check balances, make transfers, even pay bills and deposit checks. Online checking accounts are only one way to leverage the accessibility and convenience of the web.

To learn more, we talked with Michael Becker, North American Managing Director of the Mobile Marketing Association. "We've seen mobile banking growing dramatically," says Becker, "and along with that you're seeing a lot of different financial institutions getting involved and a range of services and options being offered consumers."

Security experts say that, for several reasons, mobile banking actually is very secure. First, all cellular-telephone transmissions are encrypted. That technology protects your transmissions. Second, although viruses and spyware are now being written for phones, they're still far less prevalent.

At Ally Bank, you have options when it comes to mobile banking. You can access and manage your funds securely via text, browser, or app. Learn more at or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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