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  • Luxman Nathan


Responding to threats from competitors smaller, community-based banks are beginning to venture online through web site development and Internet banking services. The Internet is seen as an "equalizer" allowing even the smallest, geographically-limited institution the opportunity to reach a wider customer base without having to build expensive branches. But what happens to the community bank when it throws open its doors in cyberspace? Luxman Nathan looks at the involvement of community banks with Internet banking and examines some of the potential challenges they face as they adopt this new service delivery channel.

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  • Luxman Nathan, 1999. " community banks are going online," Communities and Banking, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue Fall, pages 2-8.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbcb:y:1999:i:fall:p:2-8

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    1. Hernández-Murillo, Rubén & Llobet, Gerard & Fuentes, Roberto, 2010. "Strategic online banking adoption," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(7), pages 1650-1663, July.
    2. Pennathur, Anita K., 2001. ""Clicks and bricks":: e-Risk Management for banks in the age of the Internet," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(11), pages 2103-2123, November.

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