National Australia Group announced it has ordered 200 NCR’s ground-breaking automated teller machines , the Personas 86, for its UK banks this year. The first Personas 86s are destined for Clydesdale branches. Clydesdale’s sister banks, Yorkshire, Northern and National Irish will also receive the machines later this year to replace existing ATMs.
NAG customers can use the new ATMs to deposit checks and cash 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Personas 86 also has the capability to dispense tickets for theatre and sporting events, order traveler checks, pay bills and approve loans. The ATM offers greater flexibility for all NAG customers, and particularly small business owners, who can make receipted deposits any time day or night.
The new machines have a superior, larger screen, which allows viewing in strong sunlight and are also adaptable enough to be used for other purposes, such as loading electronic cash onto plastic smart cards.
John Wright, CEO for Clydesdale Bank explains, “NCR has proved they are at the leading edge of ATM technology and we are delighted with our investment in this next generation. The Personas 86 is tremendous news for all our personal and small business customers — it really is a breakthrough in banking, giving more choice and improved access.”
Danny O’Brien, vice president of NCR’s Financial Solutions Group added, “ATMs are well established in UK and the technology is trusted by customers. The Personas 86 gives customers even more choice and convenience, it can connect to the Internet, run full motion video and will enable banks to offer further innovative services. NAG is the first to deploy the Personas 86 and has shown itself to be a step ahead in providing enhanced customer service through technology.”
About National Australia Bank Group (NAB)
NAB is an international financial services organization operating across four continents and 15 countries including the USA, UK and New Zealand. NAB has an asset base of A$250 billion, almost 9 million customers globally and is ranked one of the 50 largest banks in the world. Clydesdale Bank will launch the first of its 75 new ATMs at its Davidson’s Mains Branch, Edinburgh. Other banks in the Group will be receiving – 75 ATMs in Yorkshire, 30 ATMs in Northern Bank and 20 in National Irish.
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