Step cautiously into an online bank

Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 12:06 AM EST

Taking advantage of virtual bank products, however, involves more than just a few clicks of the mouse. Vigilant maintenance of computer security systems is a must for anyone with a virtual account, say bankers and security experts. And even then, experts differ about what's the best way to manage accounts in order to maximize returns while minimizing risks.

Some financial advisers urge clients to follow the money. A person who isn't carrying high-interest debt and wants to keep cash on hand for a rainy day should consider putting most of the cash in virtual accounts, according to a financial planner. The reason: high returns and low risk.

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