International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences

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A Study on Impact of Switching Cost on Customer Satisfaction for Internet Banking Services at Commercial Banks in Batticaloa


Navaretnarajah Sanjeepan

The emerging technology has made an exponential growth of the internet which has changed the pattern of organizations performing their business with customers. The banking industry is no exception. In order to gain competitiveness, banks have been introducing more internet banking services. Managing effective customer satisfaction strategies are increasingly important in the banking industry. Since the length in years of customer relationships are one of the most important factors that contribute to the profitability. The presence of switching costs can mean that customers who are actually dissatisfied, but do not defect because of high switching costs. As a result, switching cost may be one important driver of customer satisfaction. The results of the statistical analysis showed that there were specific factors of the switching cost such as service, accessibility, technology, benefits and risky were in the higher level and level of customer satisfaction also in the higher for internet banking services. Further, there was moderate positive relationship between switching cost and customer satisfaction also identified. Finally, there was a significant impact of the switching cost on customer satisfaction identified. Therefore, these findings will help the banks to establish a customer oriented strategy to satisfy and survive their customers with regard to internet banking services in future.


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