HBOS integrates ATM network with NCR

HBOS integrates ATM network with NCR

HBOS, the financial services group formed by the merger of the Halifax and Bank of Scotland, has chosen NCR's Aptra Edge self-service software to run its estate of ATMs.

The software will be installed on 200 new NCR ATMs, including Personas 75 and Personas 70 cash machines. Plans to roll out the software to the bank's other ATMs are under consideration.

David Walken, head of retail operations at HBOS, says: "In the future we will be able to develop one version of software which can be used at ATMs and kiosks. Aptra Edge enables us to reduce our software development costs and introduce services quickly on these channels."

The new software will enable HBOS to integrate its ATM network with other service channels and back-end systems.

Earlier this year, NCR and Halifax jointly piloted software to deliver Halifax images from the latest advertising campaigns to multiple vendor ATMs.

In a separate announcement, NCR has entered a partnership with New York and Paris-based A2iA to integrate CheckReader recognition software with its image-item processing solutions. The combined products will further automate the cheque clearing process and improve productivity for item processing operations, say the companies.

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