Electronic Banking in Nigeria: Problems and Prospectsks in Nigeria

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Managing Challenges in Banking Industry

By:

Dr. Sudhindra Bhat
MBA, MFM, ACS, M.Phil, PGDS&MM, PGDIR&PM, PhD**
Management Faculty, Consultant and Corporate Trainer
Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences
1st Cross, 1st stage, Peenya industrial Area, Bangalore-560 058 E-mail: bhatt1978@yahoo.com
 

Financial System is the most important institutional and functional vehicle for economic transformation of any country. Banking sector is reckoned as a hub and barometer of the financial system. As a pillar of the economy, this sector plays a predominant role in the economic development of the country. The geographical pervasiveness of the bank coupled with the range and depth of their services make the system an indispensable medium in every day transactions. The virtual monopoly of banks in `Payment Mechanism' touches the lives of millions of people every day and every where. Thus the banking sector has been playing a significant role as growth facilitator. The changing paradigm of Banking

Change is the only constant factor in this dynamic world and banking is not an exception. The changes staring in the face of bankers relates to the fundamental way of banking-which is undergoing rapid transformation in the world of today, in response to the forces of completion productivity and efficiency of operations, reduced operating margins better asset/liability management, risk management, any time and any where banking. The major challenge faced by banks today is to protect the falling margins due to the impact of competition. Another significant impact of banks today is the technology issue. There is an imperative need for not mere technology up gradation but also its integration with the general way of functioning of banks to give them an edge in respect of services provided to optimizing the use of funds and building up MIS for decision making and better management of assets and liabilities and risk assumed which in turns have a direct impact...
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