Barclays pilot contactless ATMs in UK

barclays_atmBarclays bank customers will soon be able to withdraw as much as £100 in cash by tapping their smartphones on high-tech contactless cash machines under a new scheme being rolled out by the bank. The pilot is set to start in December and would be the first of its kind. The initiative, for Android smartphone users, would require the customers to first touch their mobile device or contactless debit card against the machine and then enter their pin on the cash-point.

Barclays is also set to introduce a facility on their mobile app in January 2017, which would require customers to enter their pin and then tap their device against the machine for withdrawals. The contactless machines would make it harder for criminals to misuse customers’ accounts by “protecting them from card skimming”.

“These are machines that we have designed ourselves, so they’re unique,” said Ashok Vaswani, the head of Barclays’ Personal and Corporate banking division. “We hope this technology will give thieves fewer opportunities to steal money or cards by distracting customers.”

Barclays believes the contactless machines, which it will first start trialling in the north east, will make it harder for criminals to take money from customers’ accounts by protecting them from card skimming. It is also hoped technology will also give thieves fewer opportunities to steal money or cards by distracting customers.

Barclays aims to have about 500 of the new cash points operating in 200 branches across Britain by January before a wider roll-out of the contactless technology, including to high-street ATMs.

“These are machines that we have designed ourselves, so they’re unique,” continued Vaswani. “These are very intelligent machines, they do a hell of a lot more than what an average ATM does.”

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