BankNewport, in accordance with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), has implemented SafeBank, a multi-layer, high-level security program for our online banking customers. SafeBank begins with the Sign-On process, in addition to your Sign-On ID and password, to protect your personal account information while you bank online. For more information, visit our FAQ page.
What does this mean to you?
On your first Sign-On, you will be automatically guided through the simple process of providing responses to a few security questions. This process will be short and only need to be completed once. SafeBank will provide you with assurance that your information is secure at all times. You will be asked to download a digital certificate that uniquely identifies your computer and you will not have to answer security questions with each Sign-On. Registering your personal computer with a certificate tells us it is you, not a hacker from an unknown computer that is trying to access your accounts.
What is a digital certificate?
Digital certificates are security tokens that provide an additional means of proving your identity in electronic transactions, much like a driver’s license does in face-to-face interactions. Digital certificates protect the integrity of the data and provide a behind-the-scenes transparent Sign-On method that won’t inconvenience you.
What if you need or want to use another computer?
- If you Sign-On to a different computer other than the one you initially registered with SafeBank, such as your computer at work, you will need to respond to the security questions again so we can verify your identity, then you can download a digital certificate and access your accounts.
- You should only register computers that you normally access your accounts from. If you need to Sign-On from a public computer (library, Internet café, etc.), you will be allowed access by answering your security questions. However, you should never download a digital certificate for a public computer.
As you can see, at BankNewport, we are committed to your privacy and the security of your account information. We may send you emails from time to time to inform you about a new enhancement.BankNewport will never email you to ask for verification or updating of sensitive information such as account numbers, PIN Numbers, user names, passwords, or social security numbers.
If you receive a suspicious email asking for sensitive BankNewport account information, do not reply and do not click any of the links inside the message.
Please forward a copy of the email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and immediately contact our DIRECT Banking Center at 877-709-2265.
SafeBank, protecting your online security!