The internet is no longer just a toy for the boys as more and more women discover the benefits of online banking.
More women banking online
Figures released by internet bank smile show that when it was first launched in late 1999 the ratio of men to women joining the bank was 70:30. Today the split between smile's 350,000 account holders is almost 50:50.
Spokeswoman Lynn Morris said: 'Initially, the internet was very much a male preserve but now more and more women are taking control of the family finances and banking on-line.'