Why do we ask for online bank access?

Why does Salt & Main Accounting Co. need access to statements and check images?

There is no need for SaLT Accounting Co. to be able to process transactions within your online accounts.  We only need the ability to view historical transactions, retrieve statements, and occasionally take a look at a check image for more detail.  But why would we need to do that? View-only access allows us to quickly reconcile your accounts and see statements every month without having to ask you to provide these details regularly.

Is this secure?

While being able to view your account statements and check images is a huge time saver for both of us, we also recognize the need to keep your accounts secure and safe.  While we take extreme measures to ensure our connection is secure, we also understand the potential for fraudulent activities.  By limiting our ability to make transactions on your behalf, we are ensure that your assets will remain secure in the unfortunate event that we are victims of fraud.