Online Security Policy
We want to ensure that your online experience with us is safe, secure, and transacted with the utmost confidentiality. The following information addresses online security, encryption and our automatic signoff feature.
When you use Redwood Credit Union's (RCU) Online Banking service, you can be sure that your account transactions are being handled just as securely as if you were using our telephone banking, ATM, point-of-sale or branch services. Redwood Credit Union utilizes many security measures to protect your account information -- including encryption and automatic sign off.
The information you provide to us online is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL technology). SSL is the leading security protocol for data transfer on the Internet. This technology scrambles your account information as it moves between your PC's browser and RCU's computer systems. When information is scrambled, or encrypted in this way, it becomes nearly impossible for anyone other than Redwood Credit Union to read it. This secure session helps protect the safety and confidentiality of your information when you bank with us online. You must have 128-bit SSL encryption, or High SSL Encryption to access RCU Online Banking and RCU Bill Pay.
How can I tell if my data is being encrypted?
You can easily tell if your data is being encrypted. Just take a look for the lock symbol at the top or bottom of your browser window. If these icons are broken or not visible, then you are not in a secure session and information you submit is not encrypted.
Download the latest Browser Software
High encryption software comes standard in all the latest browser software. Here are a few helpful links:
Important: We recommend the immediately discontinued use of Internet Explorer. There is no support available for this browser on new PCs, and support for older PCs will stop in the next few years.
Automatic Sign Off
You may not always be at your own computer when you use Online Banking. Therefore, it's important to exit and sign off when you are finished. If you forget to do so, Redwood will automatically sign you off after 15 minutes of inactivity and the last page that you viewed will remain visible on the screen.