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Dear Bob, My youngest has flown the nest and gone away to college.  I’m worried he won’t have enough money to look after himself, what can I do to make sure my poppet is kept safe and well? Yours LillianI suggest he take a cold shower every morning, guaranteed to enliven the senses. Education is an expensive business, online banking will allow you to help your son manage his expenses from the comfort of your armchair.

Step 1
First, register with your bank online; find the web address on statements or letters.
Step 2
Choose the online banking and new user options, (the https indicates a secure connection).
Step 3
Follow the steps to register your account details, (the padlock symbol indicates a secure connection).

Step 4
You'll be emailed a temporary password, use this to login. Then create a new 'strong' password (see weblinks for password tips).
Step 5
You can now transfer money to your son's account. Chose transfer from your list of options.
Step 6
First you'll have to create a reference for your son's bank details.

Step 7
Select your son's account from the menu you, enter the amount, and click transfer.
Step 8
Confirm the transfer details and select the date of the transaction.
Step 9
Alternatively set up a standing order if you want to make regular payments.

Step 10
Select create new option.
Step 11
Enter the details as for a transfer, then adding the frequency of the payment.
Step 12
Await confirmation, details of the payment should appear under standing orders.

Step 13
Top tips for safe banking: a) Ignore unsolicited emails, b) use a secure connection.
Step 14
c) Ensure your computer is protected, d)Check your bank statements regularly.

Remember: Your bank will never send you an email asking you to disclose personal information such as PIN numbers or password.

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