As we all know classics never grow old, as well as classical methods of payment are always in use. Money transactions via bank transfer are popular and keep up with all the alternative payment options. So, what is the bank transfer and how has it appeared? Let's have a quick look in the past.
The first bank in the world was opened in Italy and was called Bank of St George. After some time, many other banks were opening to help people manage their finance. Over the years banks were gaining more and more popularity and started playing a very important role in the life of society.
In 1981 the New York's banks were the first banks offering a new service called online banking, which meant banking via mobile phones. It was a very progressive and innovative idea, allowing people to be more comfortable with their means.
In the late 90s, when the Internet was spreading rapidly, a new banking service appeared. It was online banking with the bank transfer as a part of a progress.
Nowadays, bank transfer is the most frequently used payment method guaranteeing the best security in the world.
All banks all over the world are allowing their clients to transfer money easily and safely via their bank accounts. How it is possible? In order to make a bank transfer an account holder should indicate his/her account details, the necessary sum for transferring and the details of the recipient bank. All the details are carefully checked and the transaction is possible when bank makes sure in reliability of both sides.
Bank transfers are surely one of the most secure, but still rather expensive methods. Bank will charge fees for providing such operations. In addition to that money transaction process via bank transfer can take up to five business days, which is a long time comparing to alternative options, such as e-wallets, and even credit cards or debit cards. Moreover, many banks may set limits on the amount of money sent per one transaction.
In spite of some considerable disadvantages, bank transfers are definitely the most secure ways of transferring, as bank security systems check thoroughly all financial operations.