It’s time to make the switch to E-Statements! We are encouraging all First Financial members to discontinue receiving printed paper statements and make the switch to E-Statements this spring.
E-Statements are encouraged in order to be environmentally conscious and they save the credit union thousands of dollars each year in printing unnecessary paper waste. E-Statements allow you to view your account balances and transactions from the month at any time and are more secure, resulting in added value to your First Financial membership and the reduction of identity theft exposure.
Fact: If every household utilized Online Banking and E-Statements, the money saved could send more than 17,000 high school graduates to a public university for a year. – WireandTwine.com
How can you go “e” and protect our planet just in time for Earth Day?
Sign up to receive E-Statements by:
- Logging into your First Financial Online Banking account and under the “Accounts” tab on the left side of the page, selecting “Statements” and then “Enroll in E-Statements.” Next you will need to review the Electronic Statement Consent and enter your email address in the box. Then click on the statement sample link and obtain a 4 digit PIN. Enter the PIN in the box and click “I agree.”
- Next, back at the Online Banking main page – under the Preferences tab click Statement Delivery. You must set-up for electronic statements by clicking on the button that pertains to each account number to receive electronic statements. Click on all related accounts, such as minor accounts if you would like to receive any minor E-Statements with your login. Enter the email address, and review the Statement Delivery Agreement. Check the “I agree to the terms of the agreement” box and click submit.
- Then back at the Online Banking page one last time – under the Accounts tab click on Statements again, and you can set-up email notification to receive an email when your E-Statement is available for viewing in Online Banking. Click on the email notification link and click the button next to “Yes, send me an email when new statements are available.” Enter your email address and click “save.” All notifications can only go to one email address.
If you don’t have First Financial Online Banking access yet, stop into any branch, give us a call at 866.750.0100, or visit our website at firstffcu.com to enroll. You can enroll on our homepage by clicking the “enroll in Online Banking” tab underneath the Online Banking login.
If you are the parent or guardian of a minor, you may choose to enroll the minor within Online Banking for their own E-Statements, or you can choose to link the minor’s account to your own and view their E-Statements. For those members who do not have a computer or Internet access, they can choose to visit their local branch each month and utilize our in-branch computer kiosks – or members can ask for one paper statement copy to be printed out within the branch during the current month’s statement period.
Fact: If all households paid bills online and received E-Statements – 18.5 million trees, 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide, and 1.7 billion lbs. of solid waste would be saved. – WireandTwine.com
There’s so much to love about E-Statements – including the Earth, so make the switch today!