Online Banking Security & Navigation Upgrade



Our improved online banking experience is now live!

This upgrade adopts the latest security requirements to provide you with an even greater peace of mind as you access your personal financial information online.

In addition to the security upgrade, there are a few other enhancements worth noting. Our new consolidated My Accounts Home Page streamlines access to those features you rely upon most. Additionally, overall Navigation has been improved and features and services are better organized within simplified drop down menus. For example:

  • My Accounts includes direct access to features like eStatements, alerts, nicknames, stop payments, and check reorders. This menu also includes links to login to other services, such as credit cards, mortgages, investments, and MyTurboTax.
  • Under a new menu called Move Money, you now transfer funds between your Mechanics Bank accounts (or set up scheduled transfers), as well as create transfers to and from accounts from other financial institutions. You can even send money via email or text with PopMoney.
  • Manage Money provides access to personal financial management services such as FinanceWorks and your personal and business Budget Trends.
  • Additional account services such as Secure Email, User Options, Message Center, Help and Security Centers can all be found under My Resources.

We hope you find great value in these enhancements as we continue to improve this experience to meet all of your banking needs.

Important Reminder

As was mentioned in prior communications, a significant change associated with the upgrade is the requirement for a stricter structuring of your Online Banking User ID.

Here are the updated requirements for the User ID and a reminder about our existing Password requirements:

Criteria for User IDs:

  • Must be 6-20 characters in length
  • Cannot be all numbers (but can be all letters or all allowed characters)
  • Can contain letters, numbers and the following characters: @ $ * _ - = . ! ~
  • Cannot contain any whitespace (spaces are not allowed: including before, in the middle of, or after the username)
  • Cannot be the same as your password

Criteria for Passwords:

  • Must be at between 6-32 characters in length
  • Must contain characters from at least two of the following three categories (Letters, Numbers, or Any Symbols)
  • Cannot contain any whitespace (spaces cannot be used as part of your password)
  • Cannot include a portion of your username

If your User ID or Password does not meet the criteria above, you will be prompted to update your information the first time you attempt to log in to Online Banking following the upgrade. You will also be asked to validate your security information and ability to receive a one-time security passcode from a telephone number or email address you select.

New Browser Requirements

Additionally, if you use Internet Explorer, the upcoming upgrade requires version 8.0 or newer. Following this upgrade, older versions of this browser will no longer be supported. If you are using an older version we suggest that you update your browser at your earliest convenience as you will be required to do so before you can gain online access to your accounts.

If you have any questions regarding this information, our Online Banking Services team is here to assist you. You can reach us at 877.265.6324.