Essay On Internet Banking

With the growth of internet and wireless communication technologies, telecommunications etc. in recent years, the structure and nature of banking and financial services have gone for a sea change. Internet banking or e-banking is the latest in this series of technological wonders in the recent past which involves use of internet for delivery of banking products and services.

Even the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Internet Research emphasised that web is more important for retail financial services than that for many other industries. Internet banking or e-banking is changing the banking and its structure and is having major effects on banking relationships.

Banking activity is now no longer confined to the branches where a customer has to approach the branch in person, for withdrawing cash or deposit a cheque or request for a statement of Accounts.

In accessing a true internet banking, any inquiry or transaction is processed online without any reference to the branch (anywhere banking) at any time. Thus providing Internet banking is gradually becoming a “need to have” than a “nice to have” service.

The net banking is, therefore, more of a norm rather than an exception in many developed countries because it is the cheapest way of providing banking services. Under this system, online banking is possible where every bank customer is provided with a personal identification number (PIN) for making online transactions with the bank through internet connections.

Even the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Internet Research emphasised that web is more important for retail financial services than that for many other industries. Internet banking or e-banking is changing the banking and its structure and is having major effects on banking relationships.

Banking activity is now no longer confined to the branches where a customer has to approach the branch in person, for withdrawing cash or deposit a cheque or request for a statement of Accounts.

In accessing a true internet banking, any inquiry or transaction is processed online without any reference to the branch (anywhere banking) at any time. Thus providing Internet banking is gradually becoming a “need to have” than a “nice to have” service.

The net banking is, therefore, more of a norm rather than an exception in many developed countries because it is the cheapest way of providing banking services. Under this system, online banking is possible where every bank customer is provided with a personal identification number (PIN) for making online transactions with the bank through internet connections.

In order to support internet banking facilities another new concept of banking i.e., core or anywhere banking is introduced. Initially introduced by the foreign banks, the same concept in new increasingly adopted by public sector banks and also the private sector banks.

Under this concept of banking, bank customers who have an account with any select branch can easily operate his account from different designated branches on the bank spread throughout the country.

Under this system, a customer can avail cash withdrawal, cash deposit, transfer of funds, inter-city and intra-city transactions, collection of draft and cheques etc. facilities from any of such designated branches conveniently irrespective of its locations.

Core banking concept has improved the standard of the banking services with the help of modern technology. In present times, most of the public sector banks have already adopted this concept and started extending these facilities to its customers gradually by including more and more of its important branches under this category.

Security Precautions:

In order to make their bank account safe, one should follow certain security precautions. Customer should never share personal information like PIN number, passwords etc. with anyone, including employees of the bank. It is important that documents that contain confidential information are safeguarded. PIN or password should be changed immediately and memorized before destroying the mailers.

Customers are also advised not to provide sensitive account-related information over unsecured e-mails or over the phone. He must take simple precautions like changing the ATM, PIN and online login and transaction passwords on a regular basis. It is also important to ensure that the logged in session is properly signed out.

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