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Factors affecting agent banking adoption by selected communities in Selangor, Malaysia

Shahrizan Adzham, Ahmad (2021) Factors affecting agent banking adoption by selected communities in Selangor, Malaysia. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Agent banking was introduced by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to deliver banking services outside the bank branches using retail agents, such as sundry shops, post offices and petrol stations, among others. Through agent banking, the previously unserved
and underserved customers now have easy access to a financial institution near them without having to travel a long distance to a bank branch. Nevertheless, several challenges still exist, particularly among the poor and rural segments in accepting this new way of banking. This study aims to examine the impact of attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavior control, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived risk, and perceived security on the actual use of agent banking. This study employs the technology acceptance model (TAM) and the theory of planned
behavior (TPB) as the guiding principle. Data collected from 247 agent bank users in Selangor was analysed via the partial least squares-structural equation modelling approach. The results revealed that attitude, perceived behavioural control, perceived
usefulness, and perceived risk were significant antecedents of the actual use of agent banking. The empirical results furnish vital insights to the financial institutions in formulating their network expansion strategies to increase customer base in untapped
areas, and to BNM in developing policies to strengthen the financial inclusion agenda. This study can be a reference point to the government in developing socio-economic plans to improve the financial well-being of the publics.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Supervisor : Abdul Hakim, Roslan and Abdul Razak, Nor Azam
Item ID: 9629
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agent Banking, Financial Inclusion, Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2022 02:08
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2022 02:08
Department: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Name: Abdul Hakim, Roslan and Abdul Razak, Nor Azam
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9629

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