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Mobile Banking

  1. Mobile Banking gives the ability to access account information using 2 different options depending on your preference and the capabilities of your mobile device:

    1. Via the browser on your mobile device
    2. Via the Mobile downloadable application (APP) for the iPhone and Android
  2. If you forget the answers to your security questions contact our Customer Care Department at 888.307.5887.

  3. bankHometown Mobile Banking is Free, however, there may be charges associated with data usage on your mobile device. Check with your wireless device carrier for more information.

  4. We are always monitoring your transnational history and login frequency in the background. If we see something out of the ordinary or new patterns and habits emerge, we will ask you to answer your security questions for security purposes. If you need assistance please contact Customer Care at 888.307.5887.

  5. If you get a new device, for security purposes first delete the app from your old device then simply download the bankHometownMobile app on your new device.

  6. Yes, the Mobile Banking service utilizes best practices from Online Banking, such as HTTPS, 256-bit SSL encryption, registration authentication questions, access with a User ID and Password, security authentication questions, and application time-out when your mobile device is not in use. Only the mobile devices that you personally enroll in the Mobile Banking service can access your accounts. In addition, no account data is ever stored on your mobile device. In the event your mobile device is lost or stolen, the service can be immediately disabled by contacting Customer Care  at 888.307.5887.

  7. We support all the popular U.S. wireless device carriers, including Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon and Virgin Mobile.

  8. A data plan is highly recommended, as data usage can become expensive without one.  If you do not have a data plan, please check with your wireless carrier for more information regarding these services. Please note that you are responsible for any charges incurred from your wireless provider.

  9. Yes, you do need to be an Online Banking customer to take advantage of the Mobile Banking services. You can enroll in online banking here.

  10. Once you are signed into your mobile device, use the slide out menu located on the top right to access the menu.

    1. Select the My Profile option
    2. Select the corresponding option you like to change
  11. If you are already enrolled in bankHometown Online Banking, you may log into the bankHometownMobile app with your bankHometown Online User ID and Password.

  12. Select Forgot Your Password on the mobile Sign In screen. Answer the authentication fields presented to verify your identity and click Submit to establish your new password.

  13. If you do not receive a confirmation message due to a lost signal, you may verify a transaction by logging back into your account. If you need assistance please contact Customer Care at 888.307.5887.

  14. Yes, Mobile Banking is available 24/7.

  15. 1. First, register for bankHometownOnline Banking here if you haven't already done so.
    2. Then visit the iPhone or Android app store to download the app and begin the registration process.

  16. Mobile Banking is supported on all devices with a mobile web browser that supports cookies. In addition, the downloadable application is supported on most iPhone and Android devices.

  17. Select the Log Out button in either slide out menu to sign out of Mobile Banking and then close your browser or app.

  18. The 256-bit SSL encryption protects your information as it travels from your mobile device to bankHometown. The 256-bit SSL encryption technology is the same encryption that safeguards Internet traffic for secure web applications.

  19. Here are some tips and general good practices for banking on your mobile device:

    • Download and apply security updates and patches to your mobile browser when they are made available by your wireless provider. These are designed to provide you with protection from known possible security problems.
    • Research your mobile device to determine its vulnerability as some devices are more vulnerable than others.
    • To prevent viruses or other unwanted problems, do not open attachments from unknown or untrustworthy sources.
    • Do not install pirated software or software from unknown sources.
    • Limit unauthorized access to your mobile phone. Do not leave your mobile phone unattended during an open mobile banking session.
    • Never save your User ID and Password in the mobile phone, in memos, or anywhere on your device.
    • Always remember to log off properly using the "Sign Off" button when you have completed your mobile banking activities.
    • Be aware of the potential for fraudulent mobile banking apps.
  20. If you forget your User ID contact Customer Care at 888.307.5887

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