Hi, I have an on-line savings account. If the account is solely internet - and my computer fail like it has in the past and been away for up to 2 months, what would be the best way to access the account, taking into account the security with computers in public buildings and bank accounts. What who you do?
what is the best way to close an on-line account and withdraw all the you have in there?
Do you also have an ordinary high street bank account?
If so then simply transfer all your funds to that account, then follow the online bank's procedures for closing the account, they should be displayed in the help section, or the T & Cs.
As for accessing your account from a public computer, you should be reasonably safe, because every page showing your account details should be secure, i.e. the page address should start https: and there should be a padlock in the bottom right corner of the window. Secure pages are not cached, so as long as you don't allow the browser to save your password, and no-one is looking over your shoulder as you sign in you should be OK.
To be extra safe, before you start your banking session, check with one of the librarians to see if you can clear out the cache and page history.