In Bangladesh, Banking industry is mature to a great extent than earlier period. It has developed superb image in their various activities including electronic banking. Now modern banking services have launched by some multinationals and new local private commercial banks. Electronic banking is one of the most demanded and latest technologies in banking sector. This paper tried to unearth the present status of electronic banking in banking sector in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, multinational banks are operating for long besides our nationalized, privateand specialized banks. Besides, the banking services of nationalized, private, and multinationals are different by quality of their services. Multinational banks are offering better services than others. They offer better customer services, personal financial services, corporate facilities, trade services with the help of efficient operational department, credit department, information technology department and the most important department is the marketing department. Presently they are thinking to offer door-to-door services, 24 hours banking services with electronic banking, pay and cash management through internet services. Moreover,waiting to introduce intensive e banking of the multinational banks in Bangladesh. Customer always demands better services, security, and round the clock banking. Multinational banks are considering customers needs and demand in the first line of preference. This paper tries to highlight the present condition of electronic banking in Bangladesh.
Internet banking is the next stage in the development of banking services in Bangladesh. The banking system in the country was known for their stability and also stubbornness. The public banks in the country always resisted to any kind of change in their working styles through strikes and walk outs. But after some vigorous training and negotiations the concept of online banking was brought into mainstream banking in Bangladesh. This was already popular in other developed countries and with the opening up of the banking market to foreign players in Bangladesh. It was begging to be implemented in our mainstream commercial banking systems. E-banking is viewed as the means of providing traditional services in a modern way1. Internet banking has been so popular in the countries; it has been implemented in so far due to certain reasons. Online Banking makes the regular transactions for a client speedy and time efficient with little or no paperwork involved. There is no need for standing in long ques any more for making a deposit or getting a withdrawal. Banking has turned into a 24/7 service with the bank always available to their client. This especially helps the various businessmen who need the best services at any time day or night. Online banking is the need of the new professional in this modern age who is always on the move and working and trying to succeed in a constantly changing and dynamic environment. Through online banking the bank can attract the more sophisticated clients whose needs can now be met through the internet. Also this makes the banks competitive in the international market and against the best banks in the world. Online banking has positively affected the banks in increasing their customer diversity and improved the quality of clients as well.