When a consumer banks with a company that offers online banking services, he is typically able to check account balances online. Some bank customers neglect reconciling and monitoring account activity because of the convenience of reviewing account balances online, according to Bankrate.
Many bank customers also have the ability to download information from their bank accounts to their computers to manage finances, according to About.com. In addition to checking account details, typical online banking providers offer most or all of the traditional services customers get in branches, reports Investopedia. Mobile banking gives even greater accessibility for checking bank account information online.