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Coronavirus, Social Distancing and Your Bank: 7 Contactless Financial Strategies

Looking to avoid public spaces and minimize human contact over the weeks ahead? Zions Bank has technologies in place that can help.

Nicola McIntosh Mar 17, 2020

As communities work to manage the impact of the coronavirus, social distancing is being touted as a way to help slow the spread of this novel strain.

Zions Bank has taken that recommendation to heart, and made the decision to serve clients primarily through drive-up teller window service, effective March 17. Select branches will remain open for both lobby and drive-up service, and some branches without drive-up accommodations will temporarily close.

But the good news is, many financial institutions, like Zions Bank, have a wealth of technology and tools that you can use to bank remotely or with limited person-to-person contact.  If you’re looking to put more space between yourself and others for the next several weeks, your banking should still be accessible.

Here are 7 social distancing strategies you can employ with your bank.

Social distancing strategy #1: Online and Mobile banking[cite::8681::cite]

Enroll now to manage your personal accounts online with Zions Bank Online Banking by visiting our website, clicking the “login” link and then “enroll now.” Download the Zions Bank Mobile Banking app[cite::8681::cite] to your mobile device to access your accounts and manage payments from anywhere.

Social distancing strategy #2: Remote Deposit Capture[cite::8683::cite]

Take a picture of your check using your smart phone and deposit it using our app, saving a trip to a branch or ATM.

Social distancing strategy #3: Direct Deposit

Have your paycheck, Social Security payment or other income directly deposited to your account.

Social distancing strategy #4: Electronic Payments

Schedule automatic monthly payments so important bills are automatically paid on time.

Social distancing strategy #5: Use ATMs and drive-up windows

Keep some extra cash on hand for emergencies. Use your debit card at any one of 551 Zions Bank ATMs for fee-free withdrawals. Drive-up service is offered at the majority of Zions Bank branches.

Social distancing strategy #6: Debit cards

To avoid unnecessarily handling cash and coins, use your Visa® debit card for purchases wherever Visa is accepted. In addition, load your debit card to your preferred mobile wallet (Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay®, Google Pay®) and make payments via your mobile device in-store wherever contactless payments are accepted.

Social distancing strategy #7: Virtual meetings

If you need to talk directly with a banker to discuss your personal or business financial needs, consider a phone call or a Skype meeting.

Zions Bank Customer Service is available Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT by calling 888-307-3411. You can also log into Zions Bank Online Banking to send us a secured email. For ongoing updates regarding the impact of coronavirus on Zions Bank, please visit zionsbank.com/coronavirus.

Nicola McIntosh is Social Media manager for Zions Bank.

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