First National Bank website changes to www.FNBC.bank
on Monday, January 11, 2021
Security & Fraud Information
First National Bank remains committed to safety and soundness and that includes your online security. That in mind, our bank moved from www.FNBcreston.com to www.FNBC.bank on Tuesday, Jan. 26. We made this move with you in mind as .bank domains are gated – just like a .gov or .edu – which provides an added layer of security for our customers.
“Both .coms and .nets are fairly easy to obtain,” said Randy Huewe, president at First National Bank in Creston, Afton and Shenandoah. “That means fraudsters are able to purchase a .com and could create a website that looks similar to ours. That can confuse customers and could lead to ID theft and financial fraud. That’s why we’re moving to a .bank. It’s very difficult to obtain a .bank domain. There is a stringent verification process. So, when you’re at www.FNBC.bank, you can be certain you’re banking with us.”
Huewe said there will be no interruption to customers with this change. If customers type in our former .com address, they will be automatically redirected to www.FNBC.bank. And, during this transition, no changes at all will be made to Mobile, Retail or Business Online Banking.
If you access our website through your favorites or a bookmark, we ask that you please take a moment to update the bookmark to www.FNBC.bank. If you have any questions regarding our transition to .bank, please contact Kyle Wilson at 641-782-3417.
First National Bank is a full service community bank locally owned that specializes in commercial, ag and personal banking. First National Bank has offices in Creston, Afton and Shenandoah with assets of $380 million. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
Frequently Asked Questions?
- When is FNBcreston.com switching to www.FNBC.bank?
- Is there anything I (as a customer) need to do?
- Our website URL will end in .BANK. beginning on January 26, 2021, before interacting with our website simply look for the ‘.BANK’ to authenticate the website is ours.
- If you use bookmarks to frequently access certain pages on our website, we recommend that you update your bookmarks to www.FNBC.bank. If you visit our website using an old bookmark, you’ll be automatically redirected to www.FNBC.bank.
- Will my Online or Mobile Banking change?
- No. There are no changes to your login to your First National Bank online or mobile banking.
- What is .BANK?
- It provides protection against phishing and spoofing that can’t be replicated outside of .BANK
- .BANK is a gated domain, like .gov or .edu, but for verified banks. Replacing .com, which can be purchased by anyone, .BANK quickly verifies that the website or email is authentically from our bank, so you can interact with confidence when you see the ‘.BANK’ at the end of our email address and website URL.
- How is .BANK more secure?
- All banks who utilize .BANK are verified and authenticated and re-verified annually thereafter.
- This ensures everyone using a .BANK domain is an eligible organization. Hackers and bad actors can’t get a .BANK domain to create lookalike domains for phishing and spoofing, as they can in ‘.com’ and other publicly available domains.
- You’re the first .BANK I have seen, why haven’t all the other banks moved?
- The move to .BANK is a business decision every bank must make, and plan for, based on its own priorities and resources.
- It was a priority for us to enhance our security and provide our customers with an easy way to authenticate our website.