Answers to all of your frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The following provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding accounts, mobile banking, and more. Help is just a click away!
Q: I lost my ATM/debit card. How do I report it?
A: To report a lost or stolen ATM or debit card during regular business hours contact a Personal Banker at the location nearest you. To report a lost of stolen ATM or debit card outside of normal business hours call 1.800.535.8440.
Q: I am going to be traveling abroad. Will my ATM/debit card work?
A: To ensure proper use of your ATM/debit card while traveling abroad, please call 651.628.6642 during normal business hours at least 48 hours prior to departure.
Q: My account doesn't balance. Who can I contact?
A: Our personal banking staff is here to help if you are having trouble balancing your account. For assistance balancing your account contact a Personal Banker at the location nearest you.
Q: How much does this service cost?
A: There is currently no charge associated with the service. However, there may be charges associated with text messaging and data usage on your phone. Check with your wireless phone carrier for more information.
Q: Is it secure?
A: Yes, the Mobile Banking service utilizes best practices from online banking, such as HTTPS, 128-bit SSL encryption, PIN, or password access and application time-out when your phone is not in use. Only the phones that you personally enroll in the service can access your accounts. In addition, no account data is ever stored on your phone. And in the event your phone is lost or stolen, the service can be immediately disabled by either going online to the Mobile Banking enrollment website or calling us.
Q: I’m not enrolled for online banking. Can I still use this?
A: You must first enable your bank account(s) for online banking before using mobile. Go to www.nabankco.com and login with your online banking username and password once you are enrolled. Use the drop-menu under "Welcome [your name]" and select All Services and Settings. Then click on Mobile Management. Follow the instructions to enroll your device(s).
Q: What is North American Banking Company Mobile Banking?
A: Mobile Banking gives you access to your accounts from our app, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app is compatible with most iPhone, iPad, and Android devices purchased in the last 3-4 years.
Apple and Android device users may also access Mobile Banking through their mobile browser if they choose not to download the app by going to https://mBanking.firstdata.com/wap/home/sznabcrm/en.
Both options allow you to: view account balances, search recent account activity, transfer funds, and find nearest ATM or branch locations. Mobile check deposit is not available when using the mobile browser.
Q: How do I download the app?
A: Apple device users, search for North American Banking Company in the App Store from your device and download the app.
Android device users, search for North American Banking Company in Google Play. If you are using a phone, select the phone version of the app. If you are on a tablet, select the tablet version of the app. Both apps are also available for download by clicking on the App Store and Google Play links on www.nabankco.com.
Q: How do I use the app?
A: Once the app is installed, log in with your online banking username and password and answer the security questions you had previously answered when you created your online banking account. If you do not have an online banking username and password, click here. If you are using your device’s mobile browser, you will be required to enter your online banking username and password to use Mobile Banking.
Mobile Check Deposit
How to Deposit Checks Using the App
Q: What is Mobile Check Deposit?
A: Mobile Check Deposit is a convenient, easy way to deposit checks from your mobile device into one of your accounts. With the North American Banking Company Mobile Banking app on your iPhone, iPad, Android or tablet device, you can take a photo of your check, enter the check information and securely submit your deposit for processing.
Q: Is there a bank fee to deposit my check with my mobile phone?
A: Mobile Check Deposit is FREE to eligible customers. There may be charges associated with text messaging and data usage on your phone. Check with your wireless phone carrier for more information.
Q: What accounts are required to be eligible for use with Mobile Check Deposit?
A: Personal checking and savings accounts are eligible for Mobile Check Deposit.
Q: Where can I find the Deposit tab within my downloaded app?
A: All users should first download the latest version of the app from Google Play or iTunes Store.
Android and iPhone users: After successfully completing the login process, simply tap the global navigation button located in the upper left-hand corner of the application. Select the “Check Deposit” option to begin your Mobile Deposit. Only those that are eligible for Mobile Deposit will be able to continue the deposit process after login.
Tablet users: Open the app and complete the login process. Only those that are eligible to use Mobile Deposit will see the Deposit tab at the bottom of the home screen. Select the Deposit icon to begin your Mobile Deposit.
Q: Can I use Mobile Check Deposit with any mobile device?
A: Most Apple and Android devices purchased in the last three years can be used. The device must have an auto-focusing camera. We recommend updating your device with the latest version of your device's operating system.
You must also download and install the latest version of the North American Banking Company Mobile Banking app from iTunes or Google Play.
Q: Are there transaction limits with Mobile Check Deposit?
A: Currently, deposits are limited to the deposit segments and associated limits as defined by North American Banking Company.
Q: Are my checks deposited immediately?
A: Successfully submitting your check image with your mobile device will begin the deposit process. However, the processing time to complete the deposit may vary. Funds deposited before the daily cut-off time as determined by North American Banking Company on a banking business day (every day except Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays) are normally available for withdrawal on the first business day after the day of the deposit. If you transmit an item after the cut-off time, or on a day we are not open, we may consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open. Check your deposit history on the "Recent" tab within the application to see your deposit status.
Q: How do I view my deposit history?
- Sign in to the North American Banking Company Mobile Banking application.
- Tap the global navigation button located in the upper left-hand corner of the application.
- Select the "Check Deposit" option.
- Select the "Recent" tab and navigate to your check.
- Click on a single deposit to view the available transaction detail
Q: What should I do with the hard copies of my checks?
A: After successfully submitting a deposit with North American Banking Company Mobile Check Deposit, please retain your deposited check for seven days and then securely destroy it.
Q: What types of checks are not eligible for Mobile Check Deposit?
- Checks drawn on a foreign bank or payable in foreign currency
- Checks made payable to “Cash”
- Official/Cashier’s checks
- Money orders
- Traveler’s checks
- HELOC or credit card advance checks
- Checks previously returned for stop payment or account closed
- Demand drafts or remotely created checks
- Stale dated checks – checks dated more than six months prior to the date of deposit
- Altered checks
Q: How do I deposit a check?
- Your check should have a valid account number and check number.
- Before you begin, properly endorse your check with your signature. The endorsement should read: For Mobile Deposit Only.
- Sign in to Mobile Banking.
- Select the "Deposit" button and navigate to the check deposit screen. You will need to complete the check deposit form in order to submit your deposit request.
- You should make sure your check is placed on a dark, flat, well-lit surface.
- Select either the "Front" or "Back" camera icon to take a photo of your check.
- Align the check image with the Camera viewfinder frame. Be sure to take a photo of the check side that matches the helper text: "Front" or "Back" in the viewfinder.
- Tap the camera icon in the viewfinder to take the picture. If the preview looks correct, select the "Checkmark" button. If not, simply tap the red "Redo" button and try again.
- After you have successfully taken the "Front" and "Back" photos of your check, you will see small thumbnail image previews on the check deposit screen.
- In the "Amount" field, enter the amount of the check you are depositing. Be certain the entered amount matches the amount on the check.
- Tap the "Deposit To" field to select a deposit eligible account.
- After all the required fields are completed, the "Continue" button will appear enabled.
- Enter your email address in the "Email Receipt To" field if you would like to receive an email receipt of your deposit request. Note: This is an optional field.
- Review your entries and select the "Continue" button to complete the form.
- Select the "Approve" button to finalize and submit your deposit request.
Q: What happens if I get a new mobile device or change phone numbers?
A: If you get a new mobile device or change phone numbers, be sure to return to Mobile Banking website via a computer and update your mobile device profile in the Mobile Banking Center. We recommend removing your old device and re-enrolling your new device.
Q: Can I use Mobile Banking or Text Banking on more than one device?
A: Yes. Visit the Mobile Banking Center and simply add another device.
Q: What if my device is lost or stolen?
A: If you are concerned about misuse of your phone, contact your mobile service provider immediately to stop all wireless service. Additionally, sign on to online banking, go to User Services and click on Mobile Enrollment to disable or remove your phone.
Q: I purchased a new phone or tablet and would like to use it for Mobile Banking. What do I do?
A: Adding another device is easy. Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play (depending on your device), then login with in your online banking username and password.
You can continue using Mobile Banking on other devices. If you no longer would like to the device connected to your Mobile Banking account, login in to Online Banking, click on User Services, then Mobile Enrollment and click on either Disable this Mobile Device or Remove this Mobile Device.
Q: I recently changed my Online Banking password. How do I make this change on the mobile app?
A: The mobile app does not store your password. Simply use your new password the next time you attempt to log in to the app.
Personal Finance Manager
Q: What browsers are supported with PFM?
A: Internet Explorer 9 and up, and current versions of Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, and Safari are supported. Older versions may work but support will not be provided for them. The suggested screen resolution of 1024 by 768 or larger is to be used. Smaller resolutions may be used but may prevent view of all the features or navigating within the software.
Q: Can PFM be used by commercial banking customers?
A: The PFM tool is specifically designed for consumer use and not for the level of data or transaction volumes typically associated with larger commercial accounts. The product’s budgets and categories are set up around personal/consumer-specific needs (personal care, kids, shopping, etc.), and the tool doesn’t offer categories that would be relevant for commercial use. Although Commercial customers can see the tab, their Sub-Users cannot.
Q: How does the account aggregation work?
A: Aggregation is the process of bringing all the authorized user accounts into one location. At the time of enrollment, we will automatically enroll your accounts from online banking. If you have other accounts you can manage them by adding one or more accounts so your financial picture is complete.
Q: The applications (views) don’t fit on my screen.
A: We support industry standard screen sizes and resolutions. However some users may experience some problems viewing the applications.
These issues can usually be resolved by:
1. Putting the browser in full-screen. (try hitting F11)
2. Removing unused toolbars from your browser.
3. Increasing the resolution on the monitor.
Q: Why do I get a blank page when I click on the PFM tab?
A: You may be using an unsupported browser. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 current versions of Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, and Safari are supported. Older versions may work, however support will not be provided for them.
Q: Why would I be presented a login page when accessing PFM?
A: This issue most commonly occurs for users with Safari as their browser. If this occurs please make sure that all cookies are enabled for a 3rd party and/or you clear your cookies.
Q: Why do I have to verify my email address?
A: This is to ensure that the correct e-mail address was provided at enrollment and that you are able to receive notifications. Verification of the e-mail is not required but having an e-mail is. You can change your email at any time from Settings.
Q: How can I manage credit card points or miles within the tool?
A: This is not currently supported to monitor points. All other aggregated data is available for most credit card providers.
Q: What will happen to all the custom categories I created in Online Banking?
A: Only certain custom categories can be passed to PFM based on what was determined to be the most widely used. All of the standard categories will be passed. In addition to this, not all categories will have the same name in the PFM tool as in OLB. They were matched as closely to the existing categories as possible. You can also create your own custom categories in PFM if you do not find one that best fits a transaction.
Once you enroll in PFM you will no longer have access to the check register feature in Internet Banking because all future transactions are categorized in the new service. If you decide to un-enroll later, you will lose all category edits and updates made within the PFM product and the check register feature will be made available to you again in Internet Banking.
Q: How does the automatic categorization work?
A: When transactions are imported they are auto-categorized based on previous categorizations of similar transactions as well as those of other authorized users. The process is an estimate based on trends and characteristics of the transaction. The authorized user also has the option to review and re-categorize where needed. When you change a transaction category, PFM will remember your preference for next time.
Q: Can the authorized user still create custom categories?
A: Yes. The tool offers the user the opportunity to create custom categories.
Q: Help, the delete button doesn’t appear on certain accounts!
A: It is true, for certain accounts a delete option will not appear. If the delete option doesn't appear this means that the account was automatically added by your home institution. These accounts cannot be deleted, however they can be excluded. Excluding an account hides that account, its transactions, and its balance from your view in the software apps. This essentially "deletes" the account with the option to re-include it in the future if it ever becomes necessary.
Q: How do I delete an account?
A: You may create a manual account that is no longer needed or an account may automatically sync that you don’t want to factor into your financial picture. Either way, you’re in control and can remove it.
*Note: Deleting the account is different than deleting an institution connection. If you delete the account, only that account will disappear and the connection will persist. If you delete the institution connection however, it will delete all of the accounts beneath that connection. The steps for deleting the connection are also included below.
Deleting an Account
1. Select ‘Accounts’ from the top navigation bar.
2. Select the account you want to delete from the page.
3. Click on the trash can icon at the bottom right hand corner of the account detail box.
4. The ‘Delete This Account’ window will pop up.
5. Click on Delete.
Deleting an Institution
1. Click on Manage Institutions in the top right of the screen.
2. Select the Institution you wish to remove.
3. Click on ‘Delete’ on the bottom right hand side.
4. Select ‘Delete This Institution’.
*Note: You will not have the option to delete your home institution.
Q: What do I do if I have duplicate accounts?
A: If a user has duplicate accounts, they can mark an account as duplicate from the account details view and merge it with another account. This may be necessary if, for example, an Institution sends a different name for the same account, making it seem as though there are two accounts, or if a user has to replace a lost or stolen card.
Merging an Account
1. Select ‘Accounts’ from the top navigation bar.
2. Select the account you want to merge from the page.
3. Click on "Mark As Duplicate" on the top right of the account detail box.
4. The ‘Merge’ window will pop up.
5. Type in the word 'MERGE' at the bottom, then click "MERGE" to complete the process.
*Note: Only accounts within the same connected institution can be merged.
Q: I have accounts that I don’t want factored into my budgets/income.
A: Some institutions choose to send all of the accounts that you are associated with in the data feed when your accounts are initially linked. This is a great benefit to allow you to see everything in one spot but it may be more than what you want. You may be associated with an account for your child, spouse, or business that you don’t want to show in your personal budgets.
The “Exclude Account” button will help you keep track of totals and view transactions but the transactions aren’t calculated into any of your other views. This will help you to see exactly what you want to see!
Q: I can’t find my bank, credit card or financial institution
A: The following steps may help:
1. Try searching for the URL instead of the name.
2. Make sure you are entering the name correctly.
3. Instead of searching for the generic term 'Master Card', search for the issuer listed on the back of the card.
Q: The software says my financial institution is supported but I can’t add it.
A: Please try again later if you can't add your institution at first. If problems persist, submit a request with the information below.
1. Name of institution.
2. The URL you use to login to your bank (i.e. www.regions.com).
3. The specific error messages you receive trying to add the account.
4. Information about extra security requirements your institution requires to login, such as image verification, incorrect forms, etc.
5. Whether or not you can successfully log in to your institutions online platform
Q: What should I do in my institution is not supported?
A: If you are unable to locate your institution, select the Help (?) icon located in the top menu. From there you can submit a request by clicking on the "Submit a Support Request" option at the bottom. Please submit the name you searched with, the complete institution name, their URL and any other additional details you can provide.
There are many types of online banking accounts, and not all are compatible with common aggregation methods. The PFM provider utilizes multiple aggregation sources and uses an aggregation engine to provide the best possible coverage, but when an unsupported institution is encountered, a manual account can be created in the Accounts widget.
Due to factors outside our control, including approval of the financial institutions themselves, we cannot guarantee that your institution will be supported, but we will do our best. We add support for more banks and credit unions all the time.
Q: Can I create manual accounts or transactions?
A: Yes. You can keep track of unaccounted expenses or institutions easily from within the software. You can also incorporate cash transactions or manual account balances into your personal finance calculations by categorizing them just like other transactions.
How to add a manual transaction:
1. Select ‘Transactions’ from the top navigation bar.
2. Click on ‘+ Add Transactions’ from the sub navigation bar.
3. Select the Manual Account that you want to add the transaction to.
4. Enter the Payee (transaction description).
5. Enter the Amount.
6. Select the Date.
7. Select the Transaction Type.
8. Select the category for the transaction.
9. Add a memo, a tag or flag the transaction for later searching.
10. Click on Save.
Q: How do I add a manual account?
A: How to set up a manual account:
1. Select ‘Accounts’ from the top navigation bar.
2. Click on ‘+ Add an Account’ from the sub navigation bar.
3. Click on ‘Add a Manual Account’ at the bottom.
4. Enter the current balance for the account.
5. Enter an account name.
6. Select the account type.
7. Click on Create This Account
*Note: You will also need to add transactions manually to any accounts that you have manually added.
Q: I’m having problems with the security challenge questions when adding an account.
A: Here are a few tips that might help:
1. Answer as many questions as you put on file when you registered with your bank.
2. The number of questions you need to answer may be less than the number of form fields
displayed on the page.
3. For some financial institutions, the questions and answers need to be in the exact same order as they are listed on your banking site.
4. If you've forgotten the questions, you can try logging into the online banking at your institution's website or calling their online banking support, to retrieve them.
5. Answers to these questions may be case-sensitive. i.e. 'Cat' will work, while 'cat' will not.
Q: How do I fix an account that is “broken”?
A: From the Accounts View, broken accounts will be displayed with an exclamation point in red over the top right corner of the account card. Click on the “broken” account to open the account detail view, then click on the red warning message in the Link Status section. You may be required to re-enter your login credentials. A notification will also appear on the “Manage Institutions” icon in the navigation bar.
If the account continues to fail:
1. Log in to your financial institution’s online banking site to verify your login credentials are correct and that there are no holds on the account preventing you from signing in.
2. Re-enter the login credentials into the account in PFM.
3. Add the account again, and pay special attention to the URL to make sure you are attempting to add the correct financial institution. Many institutions have similar names and websites.
4. Submit a support request through the Help (?) feature.
Q: How do I add an asset, like my home or vehicles, to balance my loans in net worth?
A: You will need to set up a manual account:
1. Select ‘Accounts’ from the top navigation bar
2. Click on ’+Add an Account’ from the sub navigation bar
3. Click on ‘Add a Manual Account’
4. Enter the current balance for the asset
5. Enter an account name
6. Select Property as the account type
7. Click on Create this Account
Q: How do I categorize loan payments and transfers?
A: There is a special category called ‘Transfer’ for loan payments and transfers that will exclude those transactions from Spending and Budgets. A word on loan payments – All loan payments have two transactions: the negative transaction of money leaving your bank account, and the positive transaction of money paid towards the debt, decreasing what you owe. (Note: This is not the case with credit cards. Keep reading to see more on credit cards.) The negative transaction should be categorized as the expense, so your budget will reflect your spending on that category. The positive transaction should be categorized as a transfer, so it does not void the expense of the loan payment.
For example: The negative transaction of a mortgage payment would be categorized as Home: Mortgage & Rent and the positive transaction would be categorized as Transfer: Mortgage Payment. You can create custom subcategories for all of your loan payments if you wish.
A loan payment essentially is a transfer. The money leaves your bank account, but you then own that much more of the asset associated with the debt, like a home or car. Credit cards are different, because there is no asset associated with the debt. A credit card payment is repayment for money borrowed, on transactions already accounted for in your budget. If you actively use your credit card, payments on that card should be categorized as Transfer: Credit Card Payment. If you are paying off your credit card, and would like to track your progress in Spending and Budgets, see “How do I budget for paying off debt?”
Q: How do I budget for paying off debt?
A: If you are working on paying off a credit card, congratulations! We recommend that you create a custom subcategory to track your progress, such as Bills & Utilities: Credit Card Payoff. This will allow you to see in Spending and Budgets how much you have spent towards paying down that debt.
It is recommended that you do not use your card for purchases while you are paying it off. Not only will it be easier to stick to your goal if you just don’t use the card, but it is more difficult to account for your credit card payoff if you are actively accruing debt on the card.
If you must use your credit card while you are paying it off, you can split the transaction between Transfers: Credit Card Payment for the portion that pays back what you spent, and Bills & Utilities: Credit Card Payoff for the amount that will be applied to the previous balance.
If you also want to track separately how much of your credit card payment is applied to interest vs. what you owe, see “How do I account for interest paid on a loan?”
Q: How do I account for interest paid on a loan?
A: Some institutions send a separate transaction for principle paid and interest paid on a loan, but some institutions only send a single transaction for the total amount paid. If your institution sends a single transaction for principle + interest paid, you can split the transaction.
Click on the transaction to open the detail view, and click on “+ Split This Transaction” at the bottom. Use the Fees and Charges category to track your interest paid. You can add a custom subcategory for all your loan payments if you wish. You will need to obtain the amount spent on interest vs. principle from your financial institution.
Note: The debt account balance will always be accurate, as the institution sends us the remaining balance regardless of how the transaction is displayed.
Q: How do I use the spending wheel?
A: The Spending Wheel displays your spending across all categories for the time period selected. Use the date range selector to specify what date range you would like to view.
You can click on a category from the list, or in the wheel, to view your subcategory spending. Then click the center of the wheel or from the list to view the specific transactions in the selected subcategory.
*Note: Your transactions must be categorized for the Spending Wheel to show actual spending. If your spending in a given category looks wrong, review your transactions for inaccuracies.
Q: How do I use budgets?
A: Budgets can help you track and control your spending in select budget categories. You can use budgets to track all of your regular household expenses, or just specific categories that you want to monitor more closely. Budgets are useful for setting and working towards financial goals, or simply being more aware of your spending habits.
Q: I’m missing a category from my Spending Wheel or Budgets. I know I have transactions in this category, but it’s not appearing. How do I fix this?
A: Review your transactions to make sure they are categorized correctly. A “missing category” is caused by a large income transaction that has been categorized inappropriately.
Q: Is my financial data secure?
A: Absolutely. We use industry leading encryption technology and security protocols to make sure your private information is always secure. The PFM provider places your privacy and security as its highest priority. The PFM applications are as secure as your online banking.
Q: How will I be contacted when I submit a support request?
A: You will be contacted through the e-mail address listed in your ‘Profile’.
Q: How long will the transactions remain in the PFM tool? How much history will the I be able to see with internal and external accounts?
A: When accounts are initially added to a PFM account, an initial request of 90 days of history will be made. After the initial account setup, PFM will pull new transactions from the last 30 days, so you must sign in at least once every 30 days to avoid creating a gap in your data.
When you accesses the account each day the account will be updated with the recent transactions for the account. Currently there is no limit to archival history.
Q: What type of reporting and/or download capabilities are available within PFM?
A: All features are managed within the application including spending, budgets, debt, net worth and more. There is also a CSV Export feature within the transaction view that allows you to export your transactions and their details as a CSV formatted file.
Q: Will the PFM tool be accessible from a mobile device?
A: Mobile access to view the application is available with iPhone and iPad today through the use of the MoneyMobile app. Future enhancements scheduled by our partner will increase mobile access into the Android market.
Q: How will I be able to access the smart phone application?
A: From the App Store. The end user will need to follow the below steps in order to activate their mobile device:
1. Click "Generate Access Code" inside the PFM application within Online Banking by accessing ‘Settings’ from the top navigation bar and then clicking on the Mobile Devices tab.
2. Write down or copy the code that was generated. This code will only be active for 10 minutes.
3. Download the MoneyMobile app from the App Store.
4. Login using the access code that was generated.
If the end user has multiple devices, each device will need its own "Access Code" generated and paired with their MoneyMobile account.
Q: Why can’t I see the Mobile Devices tab?
A: Please check your browser settings to ensure that all 3rd party cookies are allowed.
Q: What other changes can I expect to see once I start using PFM?
A: Once the authorized user starts using PFM, the Description field and the Category field will no longer be available within online banking.