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Video from Ally Bank and Synaptic Digital: Banking Securely Anytime, Nearly Anywhere, on a Smartphone

December 20, 2012 --

New York, Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Within the next five years, the number of U.S. mobile banking
users is expected to double, reaching 46 percent of U.S. bank
account holders, according to Forrester's "2012 State of Mobile
Banking" study. And, Synergistics Research Corporation reports that
one-third of those conducting financial activities on their phones
regard mobile as their primary method.

See content from Ally Bank and Synaptic Digital:
http://inr.synapticdigital.com/ally/bankingsmart/

In line with this trend, Ally Bank's suite of customer-centric
products and features has recently expanded to include the second
generation of Ally Mobile Banking--featuring customers'
most-requested capabilities--including Ally eCheck DepositSM, Bill
Pay, and fund transfers to and from external banking
institutions.



The updated mobile banking app, available for Android™ and iPhone®,
and mobile banking website (m.allybank.com) continues to offer customers all of
its original features: the ability to check balances, search
transaction history, transfer money between Ally Bank accounts, see
current call wait time, and find nearby ATMs and cash-back
locations.



Ally Mobile Banking also features the same secure banking
experience that customers find online. To enhance personal security
while banking via a mobile phone, consumers can also keep in mind
the following tips:


  • Keep mobile device applications and operating systems updated
    to help protect against potential vulnerabilities, and avoid
    modifying or "jailbreaking" a phone, which may violate the device
    warranty

  • Install mobile security software on a device to protect against
    malicious software called malware or viruses

  • Password protect mobile devices and use "lock" mode when not in
    use; this helps to prevent access to any personal data stored on a
    phone

  • Only download apps from a trusted source, such as the App Store
    or Google Play Store

  • Install software to find or remotely wipe data from a mobile
    phone, to assist in case it is left behind or lost

To visit the mobile banking website on your smartphone, go to
m.allybank.com.



About Ally Bank

Ally Bank is a direct bank in the U.S. that offers a
straightforward approach to banking with no minimum deposit
required to open an account, no monthly maintenance fees and 24/7
live customer service. A subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc., the
Bank offers online savings, interest checking, money market
accounts, certificates of deposit with terms ranging from three
months to five years, and IRA Plans and products. Member
FDIC.



For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com
or follow us on Twitter @ally.



iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks, and App Store is a
service mark, of Apple Inc.


Android is a trademark of Google Inc.


CONTACT: Jessica Howell
313-656-6993
jessica.howell@ally.com



Synaptic Digital

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