General FAQ

Q: Is internet banking safe?

A: It depends largely on you and what you do to protect your information and monitor your accounts.

 Q: What can I do to safeguard my account?


  • Log into your account regularly to monitor your balances and payments.
  • Avoid banking online in public areas or using public networks.
  • Avoid clicking on email links that supposedly take you to your bank’s site.
  • Check that the site is secure with ‘https’ in the URL (site address).
  • Change your password regularly.
  • Install antivirus software and make sure it is kept up to date.

Q: Why can’t I log into my account?

A: Check that pop-up blockers are disabled in your browser.
A: Check the parts of your password that are case sensitive

Q: How long is my card valid for?

A: World Currency Card™ - 5 years
A: Bidvest Bank Account™ - 5 years