Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
A majority of Indians prefer to use the internet for accessing banking and other financial services than shopping online, shows a new survey. Almost 57 percent of Indian respondents using the Internet prefer to bank online and use other financial services due to hassle-free access and time saving feature of online banking, according to survey.
Checking information on products and services online come a close second at 53% while 50% shop for product online. The fourth on the list around 42 percent of respondents in India surfed online to look for jobs, the survey said. Online banking has made things much easier for the people and it saves a lot of time. It has eliminated the problems associated with traditional way of banking where one had to stand in a queue and fill up several forms. Most of the banks in India have introduced cal stor mer – friendly online banking tactility with advanced security lea – tures to protect customers against cvbercrime.
The easy registration process for net banking has improved customer’s access to several banking products, increased customer loyalty, facilitated money transfer to any bank across India and has helped banks attract new customers. The Indian results closely track the global trend as well. Conducted among 19216 people from 24 countries, the survey showed that banking and keeping track of finances and searching for jobs are the main tasks of internet users around the globe.
Overall 60 percent of people surveyed used the web to check their bank account and other financial assets in the past 90 days, making it most popular use of internet. Globally shopping was not too far behind at 48 percent, the survey showed and 41 percent went online in search of a job. In terms of country preferences, almost 90% of respondents in Sweden use e-banking. Online banking has also caught on in a big way in nations like France, Canada, Australia, Poland, South Africa and Belgium, the survey showed. The Germans and British come on top for using online shopping with 74% of respondents in both countries having bought something online in the past three months. They are followed by 68% of respondents in Sweden, 65%in the US and 62% in South Korea.
According to the passage online banking has become a pop ular way of tracking finances as —.
(A) It is less complicated than the traditional way of banking.
(B) It doesn’t require consumers to stand in queues to till forms.
(C) Many banks in India have taken adequate security measures to protect their
consumers against cyber crimes.
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