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Physically Distant, Socially Together: 6 Ways to Connect Using Tech

In today’s world, being physically far from others doesn’t mean you can’t stay close. Whether your family lives across the state, your college friends live in cities all around the country, or your team at work is made up of people from across the globe, technology allows us to stay connected and feel like we’re […]

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Smart Home Tech: Should You Buy It?

Whether it’s recording visitors on a doorbell camera or playing your favorite jam with a voice command, smart home tech is likely already part of your daily life. And signs are, it’ll keep becoming more so. In fact, according to one market research firm, the smart home market is expected to grow to 1.3 billion […]

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4 Coronavirus Scams and How to Avoid Them

As COVID-19 continues to change throughout our daily lives, we at Ally are committed to our role as a trustworthy source of security when it comes to keeping your personal information safe. One of the ways we do that is by staying on top of trends in cyber scams and keeping you informed of the […]

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2020’s Top Trends in Smart Home Tech

What if you could grow healthful, whole foods right in your home? Or get a reminder to pick up milk and eggs — right from your refrigerator? These trends and more were on display at CES 2020 (that’s an annual trade show revealing new products and technologies in consumer electronics), proving smart home technology will […]

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Behind the Scenes with Ally’s Innovation Team: How We Make Your Money Work Harder with New Smart Savings Tools

What would it look like if your savings account did more for you than just house your money? Since we launched Ally Bank back in 2009, our Online Savings Account has been incredibly popular — and, as the first in our full suite of digital services, it’s particularly special to us. That’s why we decided […]

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A Roundup of Our Best Tips to Help Protect You from Cybercriminals

Keeping your information safe and secure is a huge priority for us — and not just when it comes to your online banking. We know there are numerous ways cybercriminals target the unsuspecting (and even the uber-prepared, at times), whether it’s through social media, online shopping, public Wi-Fi, or other avenues. That’s why we’ve compiled […]

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The Checklist That Can Help Keep You Safe Online and Cybercriminals’ Hands Off Your Money

Never in a million years would you sign a blank check and leave it sitting around on your desk at work or hand over your car keys to a complete stranger asking to borrow your car to run an errand. Likewise, you know not to give anyone your personal bank account information. Unfortunately, today’s tech-savvy […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Staying Safe on Social Media

Social media: where you go to catch up with friends and family, get your news, and watch funny videos of puppies. Oh, and where you can put your personal safety at risk without even realizing it. Posting information on websites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is a great way to stay connected with those near […]

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Don’t Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam

Email, texts, and other forms of digital communication are an integral part of your daily life. Cybercriminals know this and are lurking on nearly every platform, counting on you to fall for phishing scams hook, line, and sinker. Phishing is when scammers masquerade as reputable companies or individuals and use phone calls, email, direct message, […]

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The Friendly Con: Don’t Be Fooled by Social Engineering

You’ve been chatting with someone on a dating site and things seem to be going well. So well, in fact, that you’re already talking finances. The person asked you to conduct a simple transaction at your bank on their behalf. Wanting to build a trusting relationship – you of course agreed. Things must be serious, […]

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