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E-banking in the Arab Middle East

  • Published: March 2001
  • Region: Middle East
  • 14 pages
  • Pyramid Research, Inc

According to a new study, only 18 of the top 100 Arab banks currently offer e-banking services, but not for long.<BR><BR>The 18 "Clicks and Mortar" pioneers of Arab banking have set a regional trend that many of their local retail banking competitors have already made plans to follow. Meanwhile, a new wave of pioneers on the corporate side are seeking to unroll services of their own.<BR><BR>As most Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa prepare to enter the WTO, they face deregulation in the financial services sector and the prospect of competition with multinational banks. Concern about loss of market share is leading many experts in the region to advocate the unrolling of online banking services.<BR><BR>Alarmists fear a "virtual" outflow of capital to foreign banks lacking a physical presence in the Arab world, while pragmatists caution that e-banking services will be increasingly valued by high-end customers just as the number of local banking alternatives begins to grow.<BR><BR>Add to these voices the multitude of e-banking evangelists who promote their online solutions at special conferences and road shows in Arab capitals, READ MORE >

- Executive Summary <BR>- Online Banking: A Global Perspective <BR>- A Formula to Benchmark E-Banking IT Solutions’ Pricing <BR>- Online Push Prompts IT Back-End Overhauls <BR>- The IT Challenge Facing Arab Banks <BR>- Exhibit 1 Internet Users and E-banking Registrants in the Arab World <BR>- Demand for Online Banking in the Arab Middle East <BR>- Exhibit 2 Forecast Growth of Internet Use and E-Banking -- Registration in Egypt and Saudi Arabia <BR>- Exhibit 3 E-banking Adoption Rates in Disparate Arab Economies <BR>- 100 Arab Banks at a Glance <BR>- Exhibit 4 Online Status of the Top 100 Arab Banks at a Glance <BR>- Exhibit 5 Arab Banks’ Online Presence Compared with US Banks <BR>- Click-and-Mortar Pioneers and Their IT Solutions <BR>- Case Study: National Bank of Kuwait’s “Watani Online” <BR>- Concrete Winners, Virtual Losers <BR>- New to the Region: How to Win IT contracts with Arab banks <BR>-Appendix: Online Status of the Top 100 Arab Banks <BR>

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