SOURCE: Huntington Bank

Huntington Bank

November 19, 2015 06:00 ET

Huntington Bank Offers Customers Digital Enhancements & Tips to Make Cyber Monday Shopping More Convenient

Huntington Customers Can Benefit From Mobile Banking, FICO Scores, and Rewards

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - November 19, 2015) - Huntington Bank is looking out for customers this holiday season by offering digital enhancements and tips to help them make the most of their online shopping. Online shopping has been increasing each holiday season and it is predicted that online retailers will see another gain this year, with Cyber Monday falling on Nov. 30, 2015. Online Shoppers in the U.S. are expected to spend more than $95 billion this season, up 11% from a year ago, according to the November Forrester Research Inc. report, Brief: US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2015.

"Customers are increasingly using their mobile phone and going online to research products or shop for goods," said Mark Sheehan, director of payments and digital channels at Huntington. "So it only makes sense that, as a bank, we meet our customers where they are and develop a seamless and convenient experience that allows them to bank and shop easily and safely across all our channels."

To ensure customers have the convenience and confidence they deserve as they bank, spend, or save, Huntington has enhanced its products and services across its digital channels over the past several years. Last year it launched an innovative mobile app feature called Quick Balance, which gives customers the ability to see their account balance with the touch of one button. Huntington also launched mobile deposit in 2014 and was recently named the #1 bank for Mobile Banking Satisfaction in MSR Group's Best in Retail Banking Awards. In 2015, Huntington began offering qualified customers the ability to get their FICO score at no cost when accessing their online Huntington bank account information.

Huntington's top 7 tips give customers an insight on how to make the most of the upcoming shopping season, both online and in-person.

HUNTINGTON TIPS FOR SHOPPING ONLINE OR WITH A MOBILE PHONE:

  1. Check your accounts daily to confirm online activity and to check for any activity you did not initiate. Make certain your bank has text alerts like Huntington so that you can be notified quickly of any unusual activity.
  2. Get quick and easy access to your accounts with the Huntington mobile app or take advantage of a feature called Quick Balance and get your account balance with the touch of just one button.
  3. Pay yourself back with rewards. Earn a point per dollar on all purchases with the Voice Credit Card ® and choose from one of 13 pre-selected categories to earn triple rewards. So, you get the flexibility to earn 3x points in the category you choose. The #1 consumer category for Voice Credit Card ® customers is gas, perfect for those shopping trips to the mall.
  4. Enroll in online banking and frequently check your online transactions to help ensure that there is no unusual activity happening on your account.
  5. Know your FICO score ahead of making big purchases like a car or a house to ensure you can get the best rate possible. Make certain your bank provides free FICO scores like Huntington does for its Voice Credit Card ® holders.
  6. Do not share your passwords with anyone and never provide your social security number, birth date or mother's maiden name in an email.
  7. Watch out for fake "look-alike" sites. Some con artists disguise their website as a well-known company's site. Check your browser's address bar to make sure you're always using the correct website address. If the website seems suspicious, leave it immediately and call the company.

Remember, if you see any "look-alike" sites or activity you did not initiate, call us immediately at 800.480.BANK (2265).

For more information, visit: www.huntington.com.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $70 billion asset regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a network of more than 750 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs across six Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.

HUNTINGTON® and VOICE CREDIT CARD® are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. All rights reserved.

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