Online Banking Security Best Practices

Identity theft is real. Consider these simple steps to help protect your assets.

At First Republic, keeping your information safe and secure is our priority. That’s why we’d like to share the following online banking username and password best practices with you. Username and passwords are key components of your online identity. Protecting them is crucial to preventing fraud on your account.

Create a complex password
Choose a password that is over eight characters long and uses both upper- and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols in nonobvious arrangements.

Avoid using a guessable username
Pick a unique username that is easy for you to remember but difficult for someone else to guess.

Don’t repeat usernames or passwords
Don’t use the same username or password across multiple online channels (e.g., social media, email or online merchants).

Be wary of storing your login information
Don’t store your username or password in your email account or in places that can be easily accessed by others, including on paper that can be found by others.

Don’t use personal information
Don’t include identifiable information like your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth in your username or password.

Use two-step verification and biometric identification
Use multi-factor authentication, preferably via text message, when signing in to your online mobile banking account. Enabling touch/face identification adds an additional layer of security.

For more information and best practices, please visit our Security and Fraud Prevention Center. If you would like to update your username or have any questions, please call Online Banking Support at (855) 886-4819 and we will be happy to assist you.