Electronic banking, also known as electronic funds transfer (EFT), is simply the use of electronic means to transfer funds directly from one account to another, rather than by cheque or cash. Internet banking system is a method by which a personal computer is connected by a network service provider directly to a host computer system of a bank such that customer service requests can be processed automatically without need for intervention by customer service representatives. The system is capable of distinguishing between those customer service requests which are capable of automated fulfillment and those requests which require handling by a customer service representative. The system is integrated with the host computer system of the bank so that the remote banking customer can access other automated services of the bank. The method of the invention includes the steps of inputting a customer banking request from among a menu of banking requests at a remote personnel computer; transmitting the banking requests to a host computer over a network; receiving the request at the host computer; identifying the type of customer banking request received; automatic logging of the service request, comparing the received request to a stored table of request types, each of the request types having an attribute to indicate whether the request type is capable of being fulfilled by a customer service representative or by an automated system; and, depending upon the attribute, directing the request either to a queue for handling by a customer service representative or to a queue for processing by an automated system.
[...] Now, if you are already thinking about Technology as a tool in Banking you could probably set some of these goals: Selling financial products and services Cutting operational costs Branding & Market recognition Keeping profitable customers Every day more and more people are turning to the Technology for their personal banking. It is a safe, convenient way to shop for financial services, maintain bank accounts and conduct business 24 hours a day. Every one of us has always enjoyed a special relationship with their neighborhood bank. [...]
[...] Rapidly changing lifestyles of customers and their demand for more speed and convenience has subdued the role of branch banking to a certain extent. With the proliferation of new technologies, disintermediation of traditional channels is being witnessed. Banks can go beyond their traditional role as a channel for banking/financial services and can become providers of personalized information. They can successfully leverage m-banking to: Provide personalized products and services to specific customers and thus increase customer loyalty. Exploit additional sources of revenue from subscriptions, transactions and third-party referrals. [...]
[...] First, the technological revolution—particularly the expansion of electronic money but also, more broadly, electronic advances in banking practices—could result in a decoupling of households' and firms' decisions from the purely financial operations of the central bank. Thus, the ability of monetary policy to influence inflation and economic activity would be threatened. Second, as electronic banking expands, financial transaction costs can decline significantly. The result would be tantamount to a reduction in the "sand in the wheels" of the financial sector machinery, making capital flows even easier to effect, with a potential erosion of the effectiveness of domestic monetary policy. [...]
[...] Indian banking has accepted computerization since 1993, more out of sheer compulsion and necessity to cope up increasing overload and incompatibility of the manual system to sustain further growth. The following pages you are presented a series of articles discussing the various facets of this momentous event and its far-reaching effects anticipated to unfold in the coming decade. ROLE OF RBI IN COMPUTERISATION OF BANKS IN INDIA Computerization became popular in the western countries right from the Sixties. Main Frames were extensively used both by the Public Institutions and Major Private Organizations. [...]
[...] More recently, due to advances in Internet security and the advent of relevant protocols, banks have discovered that they can play their primary role as financial intermediators and facilitators of complete commercial transactions via electronic networks especially through the Internet. Some banks have chosen a route of establishing a direct web presence while others have opted for either being an owner of financial services centric electronic marketplace or being participants of a non-financial services centric electronic marketplace. The trend towards electronic delivery of banking products and services is occurring partly as a result of consumer demand and partly because of the increasing competitive environment in the global banking industry. [...]
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