On-line banking fails to inspire



An interactive poll carried out recently by industry publication PC Advisor has revealed that on-line banking is failing to inspire public trust.

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An interactive poll carried out recently by industry publication PC Advisor has revealed that on-line banking is failing to inspire public trust.

According to the results, which were gathered in a survey of visitors to the PC Advisor website, 41 per cent of people believe internet banking to be unsafe, while 28 per cent are unsure. Only 31 per cent of respondents claim they would be happy to manage their finances on-line.

The survey was conducted at a time when on-line banking services such as Barclays Bank and the Halifax were suffering difficulties with their systems, says PC Advisor. In Barclays' case, a software glitch resulted in its customers being able to see the details of other account holders, while Halifax delayed the launch of its internet service due to software concerns.

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