Online banking looms into view in Honduras

Online banking could soon dramatically reduce the long lines that currently build up each day at banks in Honduras, said Guillermo Altamirano, business manager of the Finsol micro-finance group.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Growing use of cellphones and Internet points to a latent market for online banking, Altamirano said.
Banks would benefit from much lower costs but first they would have to make substantial investments, he warned.

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Users continue to prefer traditional operations; bankers maintain that in a short time frame, this tendency will revert itself.

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Increased Use of Online Banking in Guatemala

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In recent years, electronic transfers have been growing at a rapid pace.

Bank managers agree that the use of electronic banking operations reduces transaction costs, being this the main reason for its growth.

Luis Lara, manager of the Banco Industrial (BI) told Prensalibre.com that the institution expects amount of electronic transactions made by the end of 2011 to exceed those of 2010 when they totaled $1,377 million.

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In the past ten years, online transactions have grown at a rapid pace.

Banks surveyed by website Elsalvador.com confirms the trend.

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Payments for credit card and services as well as foreign exchange lead user preferences.

Since the service began, growth has been constant; currently more than 130,000 daily operations are performed.

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