The exact methods and steps for enrolling an existing checking account into an e-banking program vary between banks, but most typically involve completing a registration form on the bank's website. Some banks also allow customers to automatically enroll in e-banking when opening a new account online or in a branch.
To enroll your checking account in an e-banking program, visit your bank's website and search for the term "e-banking" or "online banking" to locate the sign-up page. Here, enter your account number along with other information, which may include your name or social security number. The process involves creating a user name and password in order to access the account and linking an email address.
The term e-banking refers to a number of different aspects of traditional bank account management that occur online as oppose to within a branch or at an ATM. These services may include viewing account balances, checking past transactions, transferring money between accounts and making payments to other account holders within the bank as well as individuals with accounts at different banks. Each bank provides a different set of services, with some providing e-banking free of charge while others associate fees with certain actions. You must typically accept the full terms and conditions of an e-banking account during the enrollment process, which includes disclosures on fees and limitations.