We’re a mobile society, and there’s just no getting around that. However, there does come a point where you have to look at how well things fit into your new mobile life. If you’re on the go, shouldn’t you banking options be as well?
That’s the subject of debate in a lot of banking circles. Getting your account information on your mobile cell phone might be good, but the truth is that there are some security concerns that every banking institution has to think about. It can’t just be a matter of customer convenience. Your sensitive financial information has to be protected at all costs, otherwise the entire infrastructure has to be scrapped.
So, what about online banking? After all, it isn’t like we don’t know how to protect customer information online. Encryption has been around for at least two decades now, making it something that’s expected and not just nice to have. We have demanded encryption to be used in every layer of the online banking sector.
This leads to our most important question — could online banking only satisfy your needs? What we mean by this is if you didn’t have that physical banking structure, could you still get all of your needs taken care of, day after day? That’s an important point to think about.
The truth of the matter is that there’s always going to be concerns about online banking because it’s so new. However, even if you bank from a physical location, you probably have online access to your account as well. If you’re someone that travels a lot though, it might be wise to think about an online only bank. For one, the overhead is less which means that you can get better rates than a traditional bank where the overhead is so high. It does cost money to hire all of those employees and handle all of that physical security.
Another point that you will need to think about is online banking goes where you go. If you happen to move away from that particular location where the bank is located, you’re not going to want to drive all the way back just to use their services. Yes, it’s hard to realize leaving the area that you love so much but sometimes you have to make changes in order to keep your life intact. Some people think they’ll never move, but then…life becomes uncertain. That’s the way it is for all of us.
All we’re saying is this — sometimes you really need to step back and think about how the physical bank is going to take care of you not in just in the short term, but in the long term as well. Think about it and then make your decision — that’s all you can do, really!