Norway Savings Bank Rolls Out New Security Enhanced Domain to Defend Against Cybercrime in Tandem with New Website

One of First Community Banks in Maine to Move from .COM to .BANK

NORWAY, Maine — February 15, 2017 — Norway Savings Bank announced that the bank’s web address will change to norwaysavings.bank, replacing the previous norwaysavingsbank.com, effective today, Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The move makes Norway Savings Bank one of the first community banks in Maine to move its domain from .COM to .BANK and represents a proactive step by the 151-year old financial institution to enhance its online security and defend against cybercrime. With the new domain, Norway Savings Bank also rolls out a new customer-friendly website.

“We know that bank websites are often targeted by cybercriminals, which means we are continuously exploring ways to improve our online security and protect our customers’ personal information,” said Ann Brett, SVP, Chief Technology Officer, Norway Savings Bank. “By moving to .BANK we are providing assurance to customers that they are visiting our legitimate bank website because the .BANK extension adds an enhanced level of security, which minimizes the potential for users to be lured to fake bank websites set up to fraudulently obtain customer information.”

Additionally, all .BANK websites meet a higher standard of security requirements, and only certified members of the banking industry can purchase and host a website with a .BANK domain. As one of the first community banks in Maine to adopt .BANK, Norway Savings Bank had to undergo a rigorous application process and make a commitment to implement and maintain specific security requirements intended to reduce risk from online threats.

In 2015, .BANK was created by the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a trusted, more secure, and easily identifiable space on the internet for banks and their customers worldwide. It is now owned by the American Bankers Association and managed by fTLD Registry Services, a group of banks, insurance companies and financial services trade associations, and registration eligibility is verified by Symantec, a globally recognized leader in internet security.

New Customer-Friendly Website Comes with Improved Internet Banking Platform
Simultaneously, Norway Savings Bank announced the launch of its re-designed customer-friendly website, with a new refreshed and responsive internet banking application that will be available to customers beginning in early March.

Brett continued: “The new website also comes with a fresh expression of Norway Savings Bank. We understand we play a small, but important role in our customers’ lives. People shouldn’t have to work hard to manage their finances. Our promise is to give them the financial support they need no matter where they fall on life’s journey so that they can live their life in color.”

When customers visit the new Norway Savings Bank website, they will experience:

• A redesigned site with simpler navigation and better organized information
• A “Life Moments” feature section so they can easily find where they may be on life’s journey
• A fun new option to customize the website in the customer’s favorite color
• “ColorSuite Online Banking,” a new set of tools that allow customers 24/7 access to their bank accounts from almost anywhere in the world
• A “Guides & Tools” section filled with educational videos and financial calculators
• A Mobile-friendly branch and ATM locator

In March, the new mobile-friendly internet banking platform will offer customers:

• Easier log-in: A customer’s Access ID will now be a “Username” and will be displayed on the same page as the password making for a more streamlined login process.

• Simplified and improved Transfer Features and enhanced Bill Pay Access.

• Verified log out: When customers log out of Internet Banking, they will now be directed to a page confirming that they have logged out.


About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of December 31, 2016, Norway Savings Bank had $1.093 billion in total assets and provides financial services to over 38,000 households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2013, Norway Savings Bank received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence and has been recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a two-time Gold-Level Well Workplace award recipient.  BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 25 continuous years or longer.  For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.

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