ATM (automatic teller machines) is one of the most amazing banking innovations, created with the idea of providing 24 hours banking service – account checking and mostly money withdrawals. Since the first introductions of ATMs in 1960s – changing
customer behaviour and expectations triggered a huge transformation for ATMs. As of today, there are more than 3 million ATMs used in the world and Brazil (seems like not only soccer but also money withdrawal from ATM are the national sports there!) is the
leader with more than 160.000 machines according to the World Bank Report. ATMs’ significance for Digital Banking is obvious – as it is the only Self-Service banking channel that where physical cash transactions is possible. Can ATMs do more than that for
Digital Banking? The answer is YES.
ATMs are placed in the bank branches (called ON SITE) or other popular locations (called OFF Site) like airport, shopping malls or other popular sites. Advanced (multi-function) and Simple (money withdrawal only) versions of ATM available – usually functionality
comes with a cost (you get what you paid for thing!) but technology and competition between vendors made it possible to get a good machine at a reasonable price in recent years.
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