What is included with Online Banking?
- Retrieve your account statement online
- Balance your checkbook
- View your account balances at anytime
- View and print check and deposit slip images
- View account transactions including deposits, checks, and VISA® Check Card/ATM card purchases
- Transfer funds between your South Sound Bank accounts
- Bill Pay
- Export data to your personal financial software
What are additional features for Business Online Banking?
- ACH Transactions
- Ability to place Stop Payments
- Wire Transfer funds between South Sound Bank and other financial institutions
Please contact us to set up our Cash Management product.
When can I access Online Banking?
Online Banking services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week - including weekends and holidays.
How do I sign up for Personal Online Banking?
Simply go to the 'Online Services' tab, hover over 'Personal Online', and click on 'First Time User'. Follow the steps outlined; read and accept the agreement disclosure. If you have any questions, call or visit a personal banker at any of our branches.
How do I sign up for Bill Pay?
First, follow the steps required to enoll in Online Banking. Once you can log-in to the system, select the desired account. At the top, select the bill payment option and follow the steps for enrollment. This enrollment process could take between 24-48 hours to complete.
How can I change my Password?
You can change your password at any time by clicking on the 'Change Password' button at the top of the screen once you have logged onto the system. If you do not wish to update your password, you will be prompted to change it every 120 days.
NOTE: New Access IDs/Passwords Your new Access ID must contain a minimum of 6 characters and a maximum of 19 characters. Your new Password must contain a minimum of 8 characters and a maximum of 17 with at least: one numeric character, two alpha characters - one uppercase and one lowercase - and a special character. Recognized special characters are: !@#$%^&* Both the Access ID and Password are case sensitive and will require you entering them same each time.
What is Multifactor Authentication?
For enhanced security, you will be asked to answer three challenge questions, input a corresponding pass phase for each, and add your email address to the system. These security devices are used to make sure you and your computer have proper access to the online banking system. You can also choose from private or public computer. If you choose private, you will not be asked the challenge question each time you login. If you choose public, you will have to answer a challenge question. The private option puts a cookie on your computer to help with making sure you are the person that has access to the computer. Authentication also includes selecting an image and creating a corresonding pass phrase. If at any time your image and respective pass phrase are incorrect or not recognized, do not continue your attempt to access SSB Online Banking and contact your branch of account.
Is Online Banking safe?
Will Sound Sound Bank verify information through "Pop-Ups"?
No; most financial institutions - including South Sound Bank - will never ask you to verify personal information in pop-ups. Pop-ups are the separate browser windows that "pop-up" sporadically. When you click on some of these pop-ups, it is possible to cause harm to your computer, such as the involuntary downloading of "spy ware" or "adware".
Sometimes criminals will create pop-ups that look like the come from a respected financial institution and ask you to enter personal and/or financial information. Again, South Sound Bank will never ask for personal and/or financial information through pop-ups.
What are "Cookies"?
A "cookie" is a very small text file sent by a web server and stored on your hard drive, your computer's memory, or in your browser so that it can be read back later. Cookies are a basic way for a server to identify the computer you are using. Cookies are used for many things: from personalizing start-up pages to facilitating online purchases. They help sites recognize return visitors and they perform a very important function in secure online banking.
Cookies on South Sound Bank's website
When you register on our website and select the "Remember Me" checkbox, our service provider sends a cookie to your hard drive which enables you to customize the website and bypass the log-in process each time you revisit. These cookies are retained on your computer until you either delete them or click on the log-out link within the website. These cookies only contain a unique user identification umber and do not contain - nor collect - any personally identifiable information.
When registered users log-in to the website, our service provider may also send cookies called "per-session" cookies or "server-side" cookies. These cookies reside in the browser and are only used to monitor the session by a unique user identification number. These are used for security purposes and you must allow your browser to accept them in order to use the website. After eight hours, these cookies are destroyed. When you click on advertisements in our website or on other linked third-party websites, you may receive another cookie. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit these websites.
If I initially declined or delayed enrollment in eStatements, how can I enroll now?
I enrolled in eStatements with my personal account(s); why can't I enroll for my business accounts?
If you use SSB Online Banking for personal and business accounts, enrollment may require contacting your branch of account to establish a valid e-mail address for your business.
In my SSB Online Banking, why can't I see my 18 months worth of statements?
With the conversion to eStatements, the default viewing option within SSB Online Banking has been switched to eStatements; however, the archive of paper statements still exists. When looking for past statements, simply use the drop-down selection to select "CHECKING STATEMENTS" instead of "Checking Account eStatements," for example.