First National Bank will be moving from www.fnbcreston.com to www.fnbc.bank Jan. 26. This “.bank” website domain is gaited – just like a .gov or .edu – which provides an added layer of security for 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 Jan. 26 and moving forward, you can be certain you’re banking with us.”
Huewe said there will be no interruption to customers on Jan. 26. If customers type in the former .com address, they will be automatically redirected. During this transition, no changes at all will be made to mobile, retail or business online banking.
For access to the website through “favorites” or a bookmark, it is suggested to take a moment to update the bookmark to www.fnbc.bank. For more information contact Kyle Wilson at 641-782-3417.