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This ATM's having a bubble - East End cash machines go Cockney

24 August 2009  |  12799 views  |  2 ATM user

A cash machine operator has introduced Cockney rhyming slang prompts and options to five of its ATMs in east London.

Customers choosing the cockney option will be asked to enter their Huckleberry Flynn (PIN) and will then be able to select sausage and mash (cash) amounts such as a speckled hen (£10).

The Bank Machine ATMs will then advise that they are contacting the user's rattle and tank (bank) for approval.

Ron Delnevo, MD, Bank Machine, says: "Whilst we expect some residents will visit the machine to just have a butchers (look), most will be genuinely pleased as this is the first time a financial services provider will have recognised the cockney language in such a manner."

The option will be available - alongside plain English - for three months from today.

Comments: (2)

Russell Burke - The Central Bank of Ireland - Dublin | 25 August, 2009, 09:29

I hope this is no Patrick Swayze rum and coke!!

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A Finextra member | 25 August, 2009, 23:02

Would you Adam an' Eve it?   A pie and mash machine that talks David Hockney.  Cor blimey!  I told the old trouble and strife, but she couldn't give a Kate Moss.  She prefers to go down the tin tank with a Gregory Peck?   

It's all a bit Watford Gap - cockney cash might be comic, but the chuckles come with a cost to the customer!  How about extending the ethnic theme a little further - how about an Islamic ATM?  How about an ATM that doesn't charge!

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