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Bank of Aland deploys bio-friendly payment cards to calculate customer carbon footprint
Hitesh Thakkar

Hitesh Thakkar

  When ATMs had mostly Motorised card readers similar thing was proposed to several card issuers to reward customers for selecting to capture expired cards instead of throwing it in dust bin. This is another initiative for going green - Appriciate if bank goes for Solar based power for its data center just like Google.
State Bank of India signs for 300 solar-powered ATMs
A Finextra member

A Finextra member

  The solar power option is provided as a backup for areas with erratic grid supply. Most of India gets at least 5 hours of good solar insolation round the year. In these 5 hours, the ATM operates on solar power and also charges the batteries for another 8 hours of operation. The back-up can also be charged from grid when solar power is not available. When neither solar not grid is available and battery is low on charge (not sufficient to complete another transaction) the ATMs shut down gracefully (no transactions will get cut off midway or after debit)
State Bank of India signs for 300 solar-powered ATMs
Matt White

Matt White

  Looks like it has a built in battery back-up that will last four hours and can be plugged in to the mains as well (although as the solar option is being pushed as an alternative to unreliable grid power in rural areas, this seems a bit odd). Link to Vortex page: http://www.vortexindia.co.in/html/gramateller.php
State Bank of India signs for 300 solar-powered ATMs
Keith Appleyard

Keith Appleyard

  Its pretty dark here now as I type this in Brighton at 2pm because its raining. How dark does it get in India during the monsoon season - don't want to be denied funds just because its gone dark - and what about after at night-time if the ATM hasn't stored up enough power - what if it cuts out just as its registered the debit and its about to dispense funds or return your card?
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The carbon neutral data centre
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The carbon neutral data centre

A white paper from the Open Data Centre Alliance on National Australia Bank's carbon neutral data centre designs.

Deutsche Bank displays green credentials at Sibos 2009
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Deutsche Bank displays green credentials at Sibos 2009

While the rule of thumb for most Sibos exhibitors is to go "bolder, bigger and brighter", Deutsche Bank takes booth design a step further with an environmentally and socially responsible stand.

PayPal and OB10 target SMEs for e-invoicing
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PayPal and OB10 target SMEs for e-invoicing

In December 2008 PayPal Merchant Services went live with an automated e-invoicing application for the UK business community, developed in partnership with electronic invoicing outfit OB10.

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