Core Banking Solutions, also known in short as CBS is a system in which all branches of a bank are interconnected via computers. This will help the customers to access his/her accounts from any branch of the bank.
The CBS allows the customers of the bank to perform basic transactions easily over the networked branches of the bank. Services like withdrawals, payments, loans and transfers through a range of avenues like ATMs, internet banking and mobile banking.
CORE essentially stands for Centralised Online Real-time Exchange. The details of the accounts are stored on the centralised data centres of the bank. Thus all the transactions are reflected instantly on the bank's servers no matter from where the transaction has been made.
Some of the banks do the networking on their own, while some outsource the responsibility. There are several agencies which take up the task with the help of advanced software.
Almost all the major banks in India have Core Banking enabled. You may need to check with your bank for further details.
As in your instance, Corporation Bank does have CBS enabled system. A best way to identify whether your bank is CBS enabled is to check your account number. Unlike the conventional shorter account numbers, CBS enabled branches have a longer account numbers that run for 15 or 18 digits.
Core Banking not only allows you to perform transactions at any branch, or other medium such as internet banking, but it also helps your bank to to be interconnected with the other banks and their branches thereof both within the country or elsewhere in the world. Transactions within India are made through the channels like NEFT and RTGS, while international transactions are made possible by means of SWIFT codes.
Advantages of CBS
1. It lets the customer access banking services 24x7.
2. It is the most efficient way of performing banking transactions.
3. Faster than the conventional methods of banking.
4. From the bankers' point of view, it improves the efficiency of the services.
5. Involves greater customer satisfaction.
6. It reduces the operational and maintenance costs of the bank as you need not have more branches.
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