- Personal Finance
Online Banking: 10 disadvantages you must know
The world has come from far and we are every day digging into the unknown, what was unthinkable then is now a practice. Today, you can bank right from the comfort of you home and multitudes of benefits come with it. However, though internet banking is such a good and desirable innocent, it has some disadvantages as listed;
Setting up an account may take time: In order to register for your bank's online program, you will probably have to provide ID and sign a form at a bank branch. Some banks even ask for photos
Legal issues: If you and your spouse wish to view and manage your assets together online, one of you may have to sign a durable power of attorney before the bank will display all of your holdings together.
Learning difficulties: Banking sites can be difficult to navigate at first. Getting acquitted with the banking sites software may require some time to read the tutorials in order to become comfortable in your virtual lobby.
Site changes and upgrades: Even the largest banks periodically upgrade their online programs, adding new features in unfamiliar places. In some cases, you may have to re-enter account information.
Customer service: There is no personal contact with any of the staff, and if talk to any staff through the telephone, you have guarantee you are talking to the best person available
Internet account: You need to get an account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) which may be another hectic experience
Security concern: Even though online banking sites are heavily encrypted, with the developing technology, it’s hard to rule out the "hackers" who may access your bank accounts
Switching banks: This can be more cumbersome online than in person
Money usage: You can’t spend your money from the online bank account as you wish, in the end; you will need to go to an ATM to withdraw money for usage.
Technical breakdowns: As with all technologies, online banking websites sometimes go down. If this happen when you closed your local bank or credit card accounts, you will definitely go penniless.
However, even though online banking has some disadvantages, the advantages with no doubt outweigh. It is there for important for every one to prepare for the unknown with an online bank account.
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