Don’t panic! What to do when your bank’s website is down
Every now and then, websites need maintenance or they crash. That means that your bank’s website will probably be down every now and then. This can become problematic when bills are due. Don’t panic, there are a few solutions you can try. Figure out which one works best for you and remember it for next time. There are even a few ways to prevent yourself from being in this situation in the first place.
If you can’t log in to your bank account or the website itself isn’t loading, make sure it isn’t a problem on your end. Check your internet connection, as well as the URL that you’re visiting. If everything is in order, then it probably is the bank’s fault.
Your next step is to see if the bank has sent out any updates. They may have posted about the issue on their social media accounts or in their app. Hopefully, they have the situation under control and you can get an estimate as to when services will be restored.
If none of the above methods have eased your mind and you need access to your money right away, there are other options. You can always try to use the app. If it really is just an issue with the website, you should still have access to all the features of your bank’s mobile site.
You can also use another payment method. A savings account at a different bank or a credit card are great options.
There are some easy ways to keep yourself from being in this situation in the first place. Keeping up with your bank’s social media and website posts can keep you up to date on any planned outages. This will help you plan to pay your bills early if you need to.
Another option is to set up automatic payments. You’ll need to keep pristine track of your finances for this but the benefits are amazing. Some companies even offer discounts for utilizing this service.