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questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Internet banking is the teen used for new age banking system. Internet banking is also called as online banking and it is an outgrowth of PC banking. Internet banking uses the internet as the delivery channel by which to conduct banking activity, for example, transferring funds. paying bills. viewing checking and savings account balances, paying mortgages and purchasing financial instruments and certificates of deposits. Internet banking is a result of explored pus sibility to use internet application in one of the various domains of commerce. It is difficult to infer whether the internet tool has been applied for convenience of hankers or for the customers’ convenience. But ultimately it contributes in increasing the efficiency of the banking operation as well providing more convenience to customers. Withotit
even interacting with the hankers, customers transact from one curner of the country to another curner There arc many advantages of online Banking. It is convenient, it isn’t bound by operational timings, there are no geographical barriers and the services can be offered at a minuscule cost. Electronic banking has experienced explosive growth and has transformed traditional practices in banking. Private Banks in India were the first to implement Internet bank ing services in the banking :rictus try. Private Banks, due to late en try into the industry, understood that the establishing network in remote corners of the country is a very difficult task. It was clear to them that the only way to stay connected to the customers at any place and at any time is through Internet applications. They took the inter-net applications as a weapon of cornpetitive advantage to corner the great monoliths like Stale Bank of India, Indian Bank etc. Private Banks are pioneer in India to explore the versatility of internet applications in delivering services to customers. Several studies have attempted to assess the relative importance of B2E1 and B2C business domains.. There is wide difference in estimates of volume of business transacted over Internet and its components under B2C and B2B. However, most studies agree that volume of transactions in B2B domain far exceeds that in B2C. This is expected result. There is also a growing opinion that the future of ebusiness
lies in B2B domain, as compared to B2C. This has several reasons, like low
penetration of PCs to households, low bandwidth availability etc., in a large part of the world. The success of B2C ventures depends to a large extent on the shopping habits of people in different parts of the world. A survey sponsored jointly by Confederation of Indian Industries and Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services on e-commerce in India in 2010 the following observations. 62% of PC owners and 75% of PC non-owners but who have ac cess to Internet would not buy
through the net, as they were not sure of the product offered. The same study estimated the size of B2B business in India by the year 2011 to be varying, between Rs. 1250 billion to Rs. 1500 billion. In a recent study done by Arthur Anderson, it has been estimated that 84% of total e business revenue is generated from B2B segment and the growth prospects in this segment are substantial. It has estimated the revenues to be anywhere between US $ 8.1 trillion to over US $ 21 trillion within the next three years (2014).

Question 102

Which of the following is not an advantage of online banking ?

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