First Western Bank & Trust is making online banking more safe for its customers.
About a month ago, the website switched from being firstwestern.com to .BANK.
First Western made this move to give their customers peace of mind that their information is protected by a high level of security.
In order to get the new website address, the bank had to get approved and certified.
First Western in Minot is one of the first places in North Dakota to make this move.
The president of the company adds that many banks across the nation moving to .(dot)BANK as well.
"Just can't stress enough how important it is to us to make sure that we maintain integrity of somebody's personal information." said Brenda Foster, First Western Bank & Trust President/CEO.
.BANK is exculsive to the banking industry/