Can You Print Bank Statements Online?

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Can you print bank statements online?

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Many banks allow you to print bank statements online. You will need to setup up online banking (or access to the statements) with your bank if they offer this option. This may require you to become a paperless customer where you view your bank statements online instead of receiving a mailed paper copy.

You will be limited to how far back you can view and print your statements online in most cases. For example, Bank of America allows you to view and print up to 36 months of bank statements. Chase permits you to view and print 7 years of statements. Most banks give their customers sufficient access to their statement history to meet their needs.

The benefit of viewing bank statements online is that you do not have a stack of bank statements laying around the house. You only need to print the statements you need. The reduction of printed statements can help reduce identity theft since thieves have limited access to hard-copies of the statements.

Check with your bank to determine the availability to view and print bank statements online. Many banks encourage customers to switch to online paperless banking since it saves them money from having to mail monthly bank statements. A bank representative will likely be more than happy to assist you with setting up online banking to view and print your statements. Additionally, many banks have the information online if you visit their websites.