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Online banking popular

Published on 07/02/2007

7 February 2007

BRUSSELS – Some 50 to 65 percent of Belgians with an internet banking contract actually use their PC at least once a month to conduct banking transactions or manage their account.

The number of online banking contracts also rose in 2006. Fortis registered 1.16 million contracts for instance, 754,000 of which are actually being used.

Customers mainly use internet banking to check their account balance, make deposits, and print out bank statements.

Stock market investment by consumers is also growing in popularity. In response to this trend, ING will be offering the opportunity to invest online in 20 different stock markets from 2007.

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Subject: Belgian news