.BANK FAQs

More Secure Banking

 


We’re excited to announce that on June 15, 2020 we’ll transition over to fabandt.BANK from our fabandt.comdomain to provide you an even more secure banking experience. On that day all visits to fabandt.com will be automatically redirected to fabandt.BANK, and all emails will be forwarded from our fabandt.com addresses to our new fabandt.BANK addresses. While website redirection and email forwarding will remain in place for the foreseeable future, you should take a moment after our launch on June 15, 2020 to update your bookmark(s) to our site and any email addresses in your address book.

Our new .BANK domain helps to prevent phishing attacks against our employees, customers and vendors by providing a visual identification cue for our emails and websites. Going forward, you should authenticate our emails and website(s) simply by looking for the “.BANK” (rather than .com) at the end of our email addresses and at the end of our URL. If it’s not .BANK it’s not us.

The main takeaway:For security purposes our email addresses and website URL now end in ‘.BANK’ instead of ‘.com’; look for the ‘.BANK’ before interacting with any email or website of ours.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What is .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 fromour 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 are verified and authenticated by fTLD, the .BANK administrator, prior to registering their .BANK domain, 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.

With the ‘.BANK’ visual authentication cue in place you can quickly confirm emails and websites of ours are real, and avoid interactions that could lead to identity theft and financial fraud. This authentication is also an additional layer of protection for internal and vendor communications, helping to secure against potential breaches.

All banks within the .BANK domain must also implement additional Security Requirementsto help secure their sites and email, and protect them, their vendors and their customers from phishing, spoofing and other cyberattacks. All banks using .BANK are monitored for compliance with these security requirements on an ongoing basis.

Do I need to do anything differently now that you’re in .BANK?

Our email addresses and website URL now end in .BANK. From now on, before interacting with emails from us, and before you enter your username and password on our website, simply look for the ‘.BANK’ to authenticate the email or website is ours.

Our .com email addresses are forwarding to our new .BANK email addresses, and our .com website redirects to our new .BANK site, but over time you should update your address book and bookmark for our site.

You’re the first ‘.BANK’ I’ve 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 priorities and resources. We decided it was a priority for us to enhance our security and provide our customers with an easy way to authenticate our email communications and website.