Online Banking Security and Technical Requirements

To prevent online banking fraud and shield your critical financial information, Citizens Bank has enabled a number of powerful security measures to protect you online.

Secure online banking logins

Each time you log in to Citizens Bank Online, we run a check on your Web browser to help ensure that your transactions will be secure. In addition, you'll be asked to provide a login ID and a password.

If you leave your computer unattended or forget to exit, we will automatically end your online banking session after a few minutes. It's another way we work to keep your information safe and confidential as part of providing you secure online banking.

State-of-the-art encryption technology

The information exchanged between your Web browser and Citizens Bank is encrypted for your protection. Encryption is the process by which information is translated into un-interpretable code and then back into recognizable information.

Firewalls

Citizens Bank data systems are protected by firewalls that are set up between our systems and the Internet. Any incoming messages must first pass through our firewall, which allows only certain types of messages to be sent through. This means only legitimate online banking messages will be recognized. Any other requests will be rejected before they can reach our systems.

Recommended web browsers

We require the use of recent encrypted Web browsers to ensure that your account information is handled in the safest and most private manner.

For the best customer experience and online banking safety, we recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher with 128-bit encryption.

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Get the latest version of AOL

Important information for AOL users

If you are using AOL, it must be at least version 8.0 and we recommend you take the following steps when using Online Banking:

  • Launch AOL 8.0 and connect to the service
  • Minimize AOL after connecting
  • Launch Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
  • Come to CitizensBank.com and click to on Citizens Bank Online Banking to register

Important information for Macintosh users

If you are using a computer with a Macintosh Operating System, you will need to use Safari 2.0 or higher or Firefox 2.0 or higher to access Citizens Bank Online.

 

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