Is online banking safe?

Fremont Bank is committed to providing you with a safe and secure system. While using Personal Online Banking, all communications are encrypted using SSL. In order to provide this protected environment, we require that you use a browser with 128-bit encryption. Encryption is the scrambling of information transmitted between two points. It cannot be decoded until it has reached its destination, thereby protecting your privacy. Your messages to us are not decrypted until they are inside our firewall. Please read our Fraud Prevention and Security section for further information.

To help safeguard your personal and financial data we will automatically "End" your session whenever a security risk may be present. Actions that can be deemed a security risk include: clicking a link twice, and pressing the browser’s Back, Forward or Refresh button. Each of these actions may cause your session to terminate. To re-establish your session, simply return to the login page.

Follow these tips to further increase the security of your account(s):
  • Choose a unique password and keep it secret. Do not tell your password to anyone, or write it down somewhere easy to access by others. Fremont Bank will never ask for your password either by email or by phone.
  • Do not leave your computer unattended while logged in if you are in an environment where someone can gain access. Sign off when you are finished with the session.
  • If you receive a suspicious email or call, or believe your password may have been compromised, please reset your password, and learn more about next steps.