Glossary of Terms
Auto Loans – A loan to purchase a motor vehicle. They are structured as an installment loan and are secured by the value of the vehicle being purchased.
AutoPay – AutoPay occurs when money is automatically transferred on a scheduled date to pay a recurring bill. Individuals must set this up through their online checking account.
APY (Annual Percentage Yield) – The amount of interest you gain from keeping money in an account in a year, including compound interest.
APR (Annual Percentage Rate) – The amount of interest you gain from keeping money in an account in a year, not including compound interest.
Automated Teller Machines (ATM) – Machines that will dispense cash or perform other banking services when an account holder inserts a bank card.
Business Checking – An account that helps business owners keep track of business transactions. These usually have a small monthly fee.
Business Loan – A loan that is intended for financing long-term capital purchases. This could include equipment, land, and or buildings, or another business.
CardValet – A debit card management and fraud tool that enables cardholders to control when, where, and how their debit cards are used.
Certificates of Deposit (CDs) – Time deposits with a guaranteed rate of return on an insured investment. CDs have a specific, fixed term, and interest rate.
CheckFree Bill Pay – Lets the customer receive and pay bills online in one convenient location and to pay for purchases at online sites. You can make payments from a bank account.
Check Orders – A process of purchasing new checks either through your bank or a third-party check distributor.
Collateral – A tangible asset used to secure a bank loan.
Debit card – A debit card is a payment card that deducts money directly from a consumer’s checking account to pay for a purchase. Debit cards eliminate the need to carry cash or physical checks to make purchases.
Direct Deposit – A deposit of money directly into a bank account rather than through a physical, paper check.
eBanking – The use of computers and telecommunications to allow banking transactions to be completed by telephone or computer.
eStatements – An electronic version of your monthly account statement.
Home Equity Loan – A loan that the borrower uses the equity of his or her home as collateral; loan amount is determined by the value of the property.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) – Allows you to save money for retirement in a tax-advantaged way.
MasterCard 3D Secure – An authenticated payment system to improve online transaction security.
MasterCard Automatic Billing Updater (ABU) – A system that helps card-not-present merchants maintain the continuity of card-on-file and recurring payments.
Mortgage Calculator – A tool that helps calculate your monthly mortgage payments.
Mortgages – Loans that are used to buy a home or to borrow money against the value of a home you already own.
Overdraft – Occurs when money is withdrawn from a bank account and the available balance goes below zero.
Personal Checking – An account that allows you to easily deposit and withdraw money for daily transactions.
Personal Loans – A form of credit that can help make a big purchase or consolidate high-interest debts.
Returned Item Fee – A bounced-check fee charged to the person trying to deposit the check.
Routing Number – The nine-digit number that identifies your financial institution.
Safe Deposit Box – An individually secured container that is held within a larger safe. They will help protect customers’ valuables and important documents protected.
Statement Savings – A savings account where your deposited money is saved and transactions are confirmed periodically by a bank statement.
Telephone Banking – A method of banking where the customer handles transactions over the phone by a computerized system the uses either touch-tone dialing or voice-recognition.
Uchoose Rewards – A rewards program allowing card users to earn points when they make purchases using their GSB Debit Card. The points can be redeemed for cash back rewards and more.
Wire Transfer – A method of electronic funds transferred from one person to another. It can be made from one bank account to another or through a transfer of cash at a cash office.
Zelle – A banking service that allows you to send money from one person’s bank account to another within minutes.