8 alerts worth setting up for your financial peace of mind

When it comes to your finances, monitoring your accounts and loans can feel like a tedious and time-consuming part of your busy schedule. While regularly reviewing your accounts is a necessary part of maintaining your personal financial health, setting up text and email alerts can make it easier to track and monitor your accounts, loans, and credit cards, as well as remind you to pay your monthly bills.

Here are 8 alerts and notifications our personal finance experts recommend you set up:  
 
Balance Update Notification
Easily monitor your accounts and loans with a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly balance update. Set up email alerts for balance updates in Online Banking or turn on the push notification in our top-rated Mobile App.
 
Low Balance Alert
Avoid overspending and overdraft fees by setting up an alert for when your account falls below a certain dollar amount. Sign up for low balance email alerts in Online Banking or turn on the push notification in our Mobile App.
 
Large Expense Notification
Keep better track of your expenses and major purchases by setting up notifications for expenses and/or withdrawals over a select amount. Register to receive large expense email alerts in Online Banking or turn on the push notification in our top-rated Mobile App.

 

Loan Payment Reminder
Never forget to make your loan payment by scheduling a reminder to be sent to your phone or email in the days leading up to your payment due date. Sign up for email reminders in Online Banking or turn on the push notification in our Mobile App.

 

Bill Payment Reminder
Remind yourself to pay a bill or write a check by scheduling a personal message to be sent to your phone or email on a specific date each month. Set up email alerts for bill payment reminders in Online Banking or turn on the push notification in our top-rated Mobile App.
 
Budget Alerts
Sign up for Money Management in Online Banking and utilize the tool’s alerts feature to set up email and/or text notifications regarding your monthly budgets. The alerts let you know when you exceed or are projected to exceed any budget you’ve created within the tool.

In addition to account and loan-specific alerts, we also recommend setting up the following fraud prevention and credit report alerts:

Credit Card Alerts
Add an extra layer of protection to your debit or credit card by registering for BHFCU’s Card Alerts Program. Set up alerts for international transactions, online activity, declined transactions, and large transactions.

Credit score monitoring alerts
Access BHFCU’s free credit monitoring tool in Online Banking to start receiving alerts regarding your credit report. Alerts will appear in the tool’s credit monitoring tab or you can have them sent directly to your email.

Staying on top of your finances doesn’t have to be difficult. Take advantage of the great alert and notification options available in Online and Mobile Banking, Money Management, and our free credit monitoring tool, and get back to living your life.
 

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