How to Check My Checking Account Balance Online

There are several advantages to using online banking. You can eliminate receiving statements in the mail from your particular bank, which cuts down on paper. Creating an online banking account also allows you to constantly check the balance on your bank accounts. Knowing this updated information can help you stay on your budget and avoid "overdrafting" your checking account. Checking your account balance online can also help you spot any curious charges that could be the result of identity theft.

Things You'll Need

  • Online banking account

Instructions

    • 1

      Create an online banking account. This must be done in order to check your checking account balance online. Depending on your bank, this account can be created by going to the website for your bank, by visiting your bank or by calling the customer service number for your bank. When you create this account, you will need to enter the first and last name of the name on the checking account, the number for the checking account, the ATM card number for that checking account (if you have a card) and your Social Security number. You will also need a valid email address in order to verify and validate the online checking account information.

    • 2

      Go to the homepage for your bank.

    • 3

      Find and click the "Login," "Logon," "Sign in" or similar link or button on the homepage.

    • 4

      Enter your online banking information on the next page in order to access your account main page.

    • 5

      Search for and click an "Accounts" tab or link. Click this tab or link to get to links for the accounts you have with that bank.

    • 6

      Click on the name of the checking account. This name will most likely be the number of that particular account. Once you do, the balance for that account will be appear.

    • 7

      Select the "Transactions" or "History" link on the checking account main page in order to view the latest transactions on that account. The balance on that checking account will also be listed on this page.

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