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E-Banking: Challenges and Opportunities
Rupa Rege Nitsure
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 38, No. 51/52 (Dec. 27, 2003 - Jan. 2, 2004), pp. 5377-5381
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4414436
Page Count: 5
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E-banking has the potential to transform the banking business as it significantly lowers transaction and delivery costs. This paper discusses some of the problems developing countries, which have a low penetration of information and telecommunication technology, face in realising the advantages of e-banking initiatives. Major concerns such as the 'digital divide' between the rich and poor, the different operational environments for public and private sector banks, problems of security and authentication, management and regulation, and inadequate financing of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) are highlighted.
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