Online Banking (Financial Planning Information)

Online banking solutions have many features and capabilities in common, but traditionally also have some that are application specific.

The common features fall broadly into several categories
  • Transactional (e.g., performing a financial transaction such as an account to account transfer, paying a bill, wire transfer… and applications… apply for a loan, new account, etc.)
    • Electronic bill presentment and payment – EBPP
    • Funds transfer between a customer’s own checking and savings accounts, or to another customer’s account
    • Investment purchase or sale
    • Loan applications and transactions, such as repayments
  • Non-transactional (e.g., online statements, check links, cobrowsing, chat)
    • Bank statements
  • Financial Institution Administration – features allowing the financial institution to manage the online experience of their end users
  • ASP/Hosting Administration – features allowing the hosting company to administer the solution across financial institutions
Features commonly unique to business banking include
  • Support of multiple users having varying levels of authority
  • Transaction approval process
  • Wire transfer
Features commonly unique to Internet banking include
  • Personal financial management support, such as importing data into a personal finance program such as Quicken, Microsoft Money or TurboTax. Some online banking platforms support account aggregation to allow the customers to monitor all of their accounts in one place whether they are with their main bank or with other institutions…

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