Complex Password Requirements


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At Mechanics Bank, we take our responsibility as your trusted financial partner seriously.

As such, we adhere to the highest standards of online banking security in order to provide you with a safe and secure Online Banking experience.

Our recent Online Banking and Bill Pay service upgrade prompted many changes, one of which was the switch to complex (or strong) passwords.

Many of our clients have questioned the need for such complexity.

Recognizing the initial challenge that this change may cause and acknowledging the fact that other financial institutions may not, at this time, require complex passwords, Mechanics Bank has implemented this change for the following reasons:

  • It has been strongly recommended by Banking Regulators and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) that all financial transactions are secured by a more complex layer of password protection.
  • Complex passwords for your online financial transactions reduce the risk of having your personal financial information compromised.
  • We take our responsibility to protect your personal financial information seriously.

For additional infomation regarding online security or suggestions for creating a complex (strong) password, please visit our Security Center.


For additional information regarding Online Banking and Bill Pay, please contact Online Banking Services at 877.265.6324.

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