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Help protect your business from fraud and embezzlement

Secure Banking for Small Businesses

Businesses are a primary target for fraudsters; it is estimated that annual losses due to check fraud are in the billions of dollars, with the average check fraud costing $18,400 in losses. By incorporating prudent business practices and making use of available safeguards, you can reduce the risk of losses from fraud and embezzlement.

There are a variety of ways in which fraudsters can attempt to access your accounts:
  • Forgery -- Stolen or otherwise obtained checks cashed without proper authorization
  • Counterfeiting and alteration -- Fabricating a check or using chemical solvents to modify a check
  • Paperhanging -- Checks written on closed accounts
  • Phishing -- Fraudulently obtaining your account access information through emails and websites
Union Bank is committed to protecting your sensitive financial information. Here are a few measures we're taking to ensure the safety of your banking processes:

Safety Service or Feature Benefit
Encryption technology
  • Industry standard browser encryption (commonly known as SSL) and a minimum of 128-bit encryption for web transactions
  • Public-key cryptography (rather than same-key cryptography) to encrypt account information sent to and from Union Bank over the web
Check-printing safeguards: watermarks, special inks, iridescent printing with distinctive colors, and special paper
  • Easily identify forged or illegally reproduced checks
Internet firewalls
  • Firewalls have been placed between users and bank servers, as well as between bank servers and bank systems where account data are housed
  • Union Bank employs an expert, independent third-party service to scan our network regularly for potential vulnerabilities
Free website security software
  • Union Bank offers a free download of Webroot SecureAnywhere Identity Shield which provides a more secure connection between your PC and any website and helps protect your User IDs, passwords and account numbers. Download now.

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