Fortis Bank has contracted with Diebold for the supply of ATMs and deposit automation systems which it is using to modernise its self-service networks in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Under the deal, Diebold has installed more than 160 of its Opteva cash dispensers and ATMs at the bank's Netherlands operations. The vendor says half of these systems feature modules for deposit automation - such as cash-in, cash-out, account information and money transfers from saving to current accounts - allowing the bank to migrate cash deposit functions to self-service terminals.
In Belgium, the bank has installed a pilot of Diebold's Cumulus units. The system, which is produced by Diebold's Cable Print Research and Development division in Belgium, consists of a base unit to which various modules can be added. Diebold says the Cumulus units combine cash deposit and recycling functions and are compliant with the European Central Bank's Article 6 which requires the accurate detection, handling and retracing of counterfeit notes.