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Beginner’s Guide to Online Banking

Online banking, also known as internet banking, has become increasingly popular over the past decade. It’s a great way to take control of your finances and an easy way to make sure you’re keeping up to date with payments. More than half of us now avoid queuing up in bank branches by accessing our accounts directly from our computers, tablets or smart phones. But how does it work and is it safe?

What is Online Banking?

Banking online means accessing your bank account and carrying out financial transactions through the internet on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

It is quick, usually free and allows you to carry out a number of tasks such as paying bills, transferring money, and your giving to Grace Episcopal without have to visit the bank or write a check.

Many banks also have free apps which let you use their services from your smartphone or tablet.

How Secure is Online Banking?

Accessing your bank account online is generally safe, as long as you make sure you enter in all of the right details when making a transaction. Remember, the banks are highly motivated to keep your account information secure.

How to Set Up Online Banking

To find out if you can get online access to your account, check your bank’s website or give them a call. You can choose to also visit your local bank for information and they should be able to give you step by step instructions.

Set Up Deductions to Grace Church

You can use your online banking account to send your pledge or other giving to Grace Church. Each bank has a slightly different way to set this up. For example, if you use Center State Bank for all of your banking needs here are the steps to set up to give to Grace Church.

1. Login to your account

2. Payments and Transfers

3. Pay bills

4. I accept Legal Agreement …..continue

5. I accept Privacy Agreement ….continue

6. Payment Center

Skip the search for company and name

7. Click on the “mail a check”

Enter information:

8. Company name: Grace Episcopal Church

9. Nick Name: Your name

Address: 510 SE Broadway St.

Ocala, FL 34471

Phone number: 352-622-7881

Submit and finish.

Payment Center:

Enter the donation amount (Pledge) and the date to have the check sent out.


There is a choice that can be chosen to set up auto pay. The bank will deduct the designated amount on a set date each and every week, bi-weekly or monthly.

There you have it. Banking made easy.

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