Green Camp News – Starting Wednesday, August 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Lynn Sweitzer will present in person or virtually a series of four hands-on courses on how to bank successfully and securely online. The class, which is part of the Community Connect: Digital Access at Home project, will meet weekly until August 24 Wednesday in the Key Lime Room at the Camp Verde Community Library or at the same time via Zoom.
Ready, Set, Bank is a blended online and in-person learning program designed to help seniors learn about online and mobile banking. Technology is rapidly changing the financial industry and more and more consumer banking is moving online. Customers no longer need to visit their local branches or ATMs for every banking need. Advances in online and mobile banking have made managing our finances more convenient than ever.
The course content and approach was developed through a partnership between Capital One and OATS (Older Adults Technology Services). Participants will learn about the benefits of online banking, safety and security, how to get started, how to track their money and how to manage their accounts online. Interested? Come to the library in person or log in via the Zoom link displayed on the library’s Facebook page or website.
- August 3 – Introduction and Benefits of Online Banking introduces learners to online banking today, from the evolution of banking to digital technologies that now make everyday finances more convenient. We include three case studies to help learners understand how online banking applies to our daily lives.
- August 10 – Two parts: 1) Online banking safety and security addresses learners’ concerns about security and privacy when banking online. The videos focus on actions taken by banks internally, online and in partnership with customers to protect their money, data and reputation as trusted providers. 2) Get started with online banking teaches learners how to start using online banking themselves. It includes tutorial lessons guiding them through the process of getting started both online and on a mobile device. Learners see login screens and step-by-step guides to register. Specific guides are available for creating usernames and passwords and answering security questions.
- August 17 – Stay on top of your money covers best practices for monitoring and accessing your online banking account. Learners receive best practices for using alerts to track financial activity, as well as other tips on how to stay informed and up-to-date on money coming in and going out of their accounts.
- August 24 – Manage your account online introduces learners to the most popular options for online money management. The module aims to prepare learners to manage their daily, monthly and one-time needs using online banking, with how-to videos that cover depositing checks, transferring funds online, setting up bill payment online and using the bank’s message center.
Community Connect: Digital Access at Home is made possible by Capital One and the American Library Association. The Camp Verde Community Library is located just off Montezuma Castle Highway at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ. For more information about this library program, call 928-554-8385.