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.
Users continue to prefer traditional operations; bankers maintain that in a short time frame, this tendency will revert itself.
Sigloxxi.com publishes an article in its website: "Among the hundred of the most visited places on the internet, and in just half of the count, only three banks are placed: G&T Continental (46), Industrial (51) and Banrural (60).
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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