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Online Banking: Here's Why You Should Start Trusting It

24.12.2018

Even though we’ve gotten used to doing almost everything over the internet, many people are still wary of dealing with money online – particularly when it comes to banking. The most common fear seems to be that their account details will be hacked and their passwords and valuable stolen.

However, while cyber-attacks do happen, they’re nowhere near as common as people think. In fact, with some simple precautions and tips, online banking is not only safe, it is also much more than just using a computer to transfer funds.

Let’s look at the many reasons why online banking is a secure and a trustworthy option.

It’s Not Something New 
Online banking has been around since the late 1980s, yet, surprisingly, a dark cloud still hangs around it. This is mainly due to some cyber-attacks that have taken place over the past decade that got a lot of mainstream press, making people think they’re very common. The opposite is actually true. 

The main point to remember is twofold: one is that attacks are actually very rare, and two, banks have constantly been learning and updating their security measures continuously. Think about it this way: nearly every bank offers online banking as an option and they wouldn’t do so unless they can guarantee that it’s safe and trustworthy.

It’s Extremely Convenient
Just like with most other internet-based services, online banking makes a lot of activities extremely simple, saving you a lot of time and effort. Banking online saves you the hassle of going to a physical location to make payments, check balance, deposit money, control your investments – and many more services.

You Get Full Transparency
With online banking, your account history and transactions can be accessed from anywhere in the world. You can see if a transaction has cleared or what your balance is. With one click, you can see the complete and transparent status of all your banking activities.

You Will Always Stay Connected 
Our world is more connected than ever and, with online banking, you can transfer money between various accounts with ease from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. So, no more worrying about wasting time physically going to a branch – everything happens at your fingertips.

It’s Secure
Yes, dealing with your bank via online banking is much safer than using an email or handling physical paper documents. All banks have impressive security and anti-hacking measures in place, which are only growing stronger day by day. In fact, for 13 years in a row, NBK has ranked among the world’s top 50 safest banks.

Access From Anywhere
If you travel a lot, not finding a branch of your bank in the country you’re visiting can be frustrating. However, with online banking, your bank will always travel with you. This simplifies your traveling hassles and relieves you of mental stress as well.

It’s 24/7/365
In today’s fast-paced world, we are used to support and solutions to our problems anywhere, at any time. With online banking, that’s exactly what you get. While any physical location operates only during office hours, you can log in to your online banking account anywhere, at any time, and perform transactions with ease.

So, with all these reasons and more, it’s time to get with the program and say hello to online banking – and say goodbye to all your worries.  Click here to know more