One in three use online banking

Around one third of Austrians are using internet banking services, according to a report.The Romanian Times writes today (Fri) that 34 per cent of the country’s citizens carry out their banking business online. The online newspaper reports that a GfK survey has shown that 42 per cent of Czechs use internet banking, while just four per cent of Romanians do so. The share of people going online to carry out transactions and other banking activities is even lower in Bulgaria at two per cent, according to the study.Bank Austria (BA), one of Austria’s leading banks, recently said it will implement a new form of online banking called SmartBanking which will give clients the chance to manage accounts and transfer money using the functions of their smartphones. The institute explained it was convinced that the programme would especially attract young customers.