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  1. radworm

    radworm Well-Known Member
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    I was thinking about using a banking app for my phone, but I am not sure how safe they are. I bank through PNC and was thinking using Android Banking (as far as I can tell PNC does not have there own app yet). I'm still not sure about using a third party app and having my identity stolen. I know I can get the info by using the browser, but it just seems that apps are more convenient.
     

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  2. turbosol16

    turbosol16 Well-Known Member
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    I would never use a third party app and enter my bank information. Just to much risk associated with third party banking apps.
     
  3. CRPercodani

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    I wouldn't use or trust anything not from the bank itself.
     
  4. russell5

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    +1
     
  5. Bundy

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    Yeah, I agree with those guys on 3rd party apps ^^^

    What about the browser? Anyone have any worries with using that for banking?
     
  6. jamesdean

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    I use the Mobile Banking app by firethorn. I bank with Regions and to use this app I have to register my phone with Regions, they then create an authorization code found only in my online banking and that has to be entered into the app before using. The app has security features similar to online banking, I.E., if you fail to enter the correct password 3 times in a row you are locked out and have to repeat the authorization process through your bank to regain access.

    I have called firethorn for tech support and their identity screening is just like that of my bank.

    I feel completely safe in using this application. In fact, the security around this app is greater than the official Bank Of America app that I also use.
     
  7. Chandria

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    I would not use 3rd party apps for banking.
     
  8. clee1988

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    You should check out Mint.com...its a legitimate website that is owned by Intuit (The makers of Quickbooks and Quicken)...It seems like the safiest and most legitimate banking app and website I came across
     
  9. Tony Touch

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    Mint.com has great reviews and has a solid reputation.
     
  10. radworm

    radworm Well-Known Member
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    Does it work with any bank? I bank with PNC. We use Quicken software for managing our finances, so this sounds appealing.
     
  11. russell5

    russell5 Well-Known Member
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    Works with a huge number of banks and other things.

    I use it and love it. Only issue for me is it wont pull pending transactions that i can see at BOA site. But other than that great site
     
  12. TheWhiteBandito

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    Mint.com is the ONLY third-party banking app I use. But that's only because it has a strong reputation.
     
  13. CatsTide

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    i feel safe with firethorn...it is endorsed and used by many nation wide banks.
     
  14. crashdogy

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    just use the PNC website It
    works with the DIC browser.
     

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