By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2008
Employees of American Heritage Bank enjoy promoting the new cell phone banking campaign, launched April 1.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could take care of your banking needs right on your cell phone, no matter where you were? Now you can with American Heritage Bank. As of April 1, the bank began offering cell phone banking capabilities to all of its customers who have access to the Internet via their cell phone, BlackBerry or other Internet-capable device.
Jennifer Dilley, marketing director for American Heritage Bank, explains, “Cell phone banking is a free service from American Heritage Bank, but individual customers may be charged a monthly fee from their cell phone service providers.”
If you own a cell phone and are interested in using this service, first contact your cell phone service provider, who will set up your phone for accessing the Internet. Then call American Heritage Bank and inquire about cell phone banking.
Cell phone banking works just like online banking. Both give customers the ability to conduct banking tasks via the Internet by signing up with American Heritage. Both also require passwords and are protected by firewalls, making transactions safe and secure. Security is taken care of with the latest industry standards in encryption and authentication.
One major benefit of cell phone banking is being able to access personal bank accounts anytime, anywhere. Banking on your phone provides the ability to find, at your fingertips, answers to virtually all of your account questions; plus you can transfer funds.
This is an especially handy feature for those who are traveling and need to transfer funds between checking, savings or loan accounts with same ownership. Travelers may also need to check and see if they remembered to pay a bill or if a payment has cleared since they left town.
With cell phone banking, customers have access to checking, savings and certificates of deposit. They can also obtain information on money markets, mortgage and consumer loans, and other accounts associated with the institution. The service offers mortgage and consumer loan payment functionality.
You can check balances, history and funds transfers for multiple account types. Also, cell phone banking gives you the ability to receive up-to-date weather forecasts and stock quotes.
Convenience is probably the biggest perk of cell phone banking. The service allows you to view a mobile snapshot statement.
American Heritage Bank is offering cell phone banking to its customers at all locations throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area: Beggs, Berryhill, Cleveland, Kellyville, Kiefer, Mannford, Mounds, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Yale and Tulsa.
Two new branches opened in 2007 at 220 S. Adams Rd. in Sand Springs and 71st & Union in Tulsa. There are three branch locations in Sapulpa, including the Main Bank at Main & Dewey, the Mission Street branch and the Wal-Mart branch. We offer convenient hours, varying at each location Monday through Sunday.
Call your local American Heritage Bank for more information on cell phone banking and how it can make your hectic life a little simpler.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.