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Online Banking FAQs

Q. How do I sign up for Online Banking?
A. If you have an account with us you may enroll by completing the online application or you can call or stop by any of our branches.

Q. Is Internet Banking safe & secure?
A. Yes, we use data encryption, state-of-the-art firewalls and dual-factor authentication to protect your accounts and identity. You are required to use a browser with 128-bit encryption.

Q. Why does it take several days to access my accounts when I sign up online?
A. The delay is for security reasons. Our staff will perform security checks to authenticate you.

Q. Which accounts can I access using Online Banking?
A. You can view all your accounts at HCU, including VISA credit cards and home loans.

Q. If I have a joint account with someone else, do we both need to enroll or can we share an username and password?
A. You can both share the username and password.

Q. Should I use AutoComplete in my web browser?
A. AutoComplete is a feature in most browsers that will remember usernames and passwords for you. We highly recommend disabling this feature as it is can allow others who gain access to your computer access to your accounts as well. By default, Internet Explorer has AutoComplete enabled, which will cause the web browser to store account numbers, passwords, and other potentially sensitive information.

Q. What are the limitations for my password on Account Access?
A. The password must be a minimum length of 6 characters. It can be all digits, all alpha characters or a combination of both.

Q. I want to access other alternate accounts through my HCU account. How do I do this?
A. Complete an alternate account access form. Please read the form carefully to determine which access level fits your needs and ownership levels best.

Q. I was in Online Banking and it prompted me to log on again. I had already provided my User username and password once before, so why did it ask again?
A. This is a security feature designed for your protection. If 10 minutes elapse without a request from you, then the system ends your session and does not allow further transactions until you enter your user information again.

Q. I keep getting messages about receiving a "cookie." What is a cookie and how do I disable the warning message?
A. Cookies are small pieces of information, sent from our server, to be stored in a file on your computer. Cookies can be used for many purposes. In online banking a cookie is used to store security information needed to maintain a secure, confidential connection to our Internet server. You can disable the cookie warning message in most popular browsers.

Q. What are cookies?
A.  A cookie is a small piece of information, sent to your browser from the website or web server you are visiting. If a site you visit uses cookies, that site's web server queries your browser for permission to pass a cookie to your browser's directory. At a minimum, any cookie saved in your browser's directory is stored in temporary memory during your session. Many sites also store the cookie on your hard drive in a text file after you leave (log off) their site. Cookies are used for many purposes such as website tracking, shopping cart identification, personalizing your site visit, and storing information like passwords and user ID's for a particular site. The web server issuing the cookie, is the only server that can read that particular cookie. Cookies cannot retrieve information from your hard drive or profile your system. To enable cookies in your browser, use the help system for your particular browser and search for cookies. This will usually lead you to instructions on how to change your settings. 

Q. I have entered the wrong password more then 4 times in a row and now I am locked out. How do I get back in to Online Banking?
A. Simply give us a call (during normal business hours) and we will reset your account so you can use it again.

Q. I am unable to connect to Online Banking. The error message indicates it is unable to locate the server. What do I do?
A. First, confirm that you are able to access other sites successfully. If not, contact your Internet Service Provider for assistance. Second, confirm that the URL address you typed is correct. If that doesn't correct the problem, then it may mean that our Online Banking site has unexpectedly gone off-line. In this case, simply try your request again at a later time.

Q.What is Online Banking?
A. It is a convenient, safe and secure way to do your everyday banking via a computer. You can check balances, transfer money, make payments, view check images and statements, and pay bills at any time that is convenient to you.

Q. How much does Online Banking cost?
A. It is a free service that is available to you as a member of Hutchinson Credit Union.

Q. What if I forget my password?
A. Your password is not maintained by us for security reasons. If you forget your password, contact us and we will provide you a one-time password after we verify your identity. This password will be good until your next log-on. At that time you will be required to change your password.

Q. How late in the day can I make a transfer between accounts?
A. Since our systems are real time, you can make a transaction up until our end-of-day processing cutoff (usually around 11 PM) and it will be posted as of the day you make it.

Q. Are there limits to the number of transfers I can make?
A. Most checking accounts have no limits to the number of transfers you can make. However, savings accounts are allowed no more than six preauthorized withdrawals or transfers per month.

Q. How current is the information online?
A. All information, except home loan information, is live real time. Due to network outages and other factors beyond our control, information from ATM Networks and VISA transactions may be delayed. Home loan information is usually updated nightly on our systems.

Q. What are the software and hardware requirements?
A. All you need is a computer with a secure browser (128 bit encryption) and access to the Internet.

Q. How do I protect my personal information on the Internet?
A. First of all, don't reveal your Online Banking Username or password to anyone else. Also, change your password frequently. Make sure you log off of your online session by clicking the log off button and do not leave your computer if you are in the middle of a session.

Q. How do I exit from Internet Banking ?
A. You must click on the Log Off button.