Ways to Safeguard Your Information
Great North Bank recognizes that any customer engaging in any form of internet banking should have effective and reliable methods to authenticate their identity. The Bank uses the combination of username and password with Multifactor Authentication as well as an Anti-Phishing Phrase to help safe guard customers' information. This process employs the use of email and/or voice delivery of a temporary access code to satisfy the requirements of a user both "knowing" and "having" the data elements necessary for authorized access to online banking.
Additional Login Steps: When you log in to your internet banking you will be asked to Register Your Computer. You will be directed to a page displaying the secure contact information we have on file for your account that was used in the enrollment process. Please follow the additional steps to register your computer for future use. These steps are to insure your information is protected.
You have the option of using an Anti-Phishing Phrase. Once you are in the system you can add a phrase which will appear on top of the Login ID and Password fields. Anti-Phishing phrases are becoming more standard for online banking by helping the customer ensure the security of their system. To do this you need to click on the "Security" link on the left hand online banking navigation and click on the Phishing Phrase tab, enter your phrase and click "Submit My Phrase". From that point forward you will see the phase appear on the page before you log into the system from the computer from which you submitted the phrase.
Great North Bank's web page should never be accessed from a link provided by a third party.
Great North Bank will not be sending email messages that requests confidential information, such as account numbers, passwords or PINs.