How Can I Check My Bank Balance Online?

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The specific method of checking a bank balance online varies from bank to bank, but the components for this task are similar with most financial institutions. First, log on to your bank's website. A great way to get the web address is to call your local branch.

The first time you log in to the bank's website to check your balance, you may be required to register for online banking. You will be prompted to input your account information and enter details to verify your identity. Next, you will create a user name and password. Once you have logged in, your balance should be visible, either immediately or by clicking a balance button located on the webpage.