FNB launches South Africa's first "Tap and PIN" ATMs

supersunbird

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The ATM near one of my suppliers was out of order with a card stuck in it since Saturday. Went there today and they replaced it with a new tap and pin ATM.

At least cards won't get stuck in it anymore.
Another benefit indeed. Your card can't be swallowed or get stuck.
 

Hamster

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Oh really? A whole 20 seconds after waiting for 30 minutes on a busy day. At least Capitec's cardless ATMs make sense like when you forget your card and isn't just marketing hype.
You only need your cellphone to withdraw from an FNB atm. This is just another form of cardless withdrawal.

Any bank still requiring you to insert your card into an ATM to withdraw money is seriously behind the times. It hasn't been a thing for years.
 

InfidelGastro

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Tills are much cheaper than ATMs. Unfortunately if you try to withdraw like R3000 the cashier looks at you as though you're trying to rob them. They don't seem to understand that you're doing the shop a favour and that it's big cash which they won't give out as change.
It all depends on the shop. They set limits as to how much cash a customer can draw at a till at any one time. If they've set a R1500 limit for the tills and you want that much, your chances are more than excellent that the bar code swiper on duty doesn't have that much in the drawer anyway. Save yourself the hassle and frustration and find an ATM instead... Unless it only about 300 bucks that you want.
 

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It's not just the inserting of the card that takes time. At till points, inserting the card and removing it later is definitely a longer process than tapping it.

And if it takes one 5 seconds to tap the card, after the first time you did suck a ATM withdrawal, then one has other bigger issues in life to deal with.
This is with ATMs. So you still have to take out the card and enter the pin, the two biggest time consumers. At some point you reach the point of diminishing returns.
 

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It all depends on the shop. They set limits as to how much cash a customer can draw at a till at any one time. If they've set a R1500 limit for the tills and you want that much, your chances are more than excellent that the bar code swiper on duty doesn't have that much in the drawer anyway. Save yourself the hassle and frustration and find an ATM instead... Unless it only about 300 bucks that you want.
Why do you really want more though? Almost everything can be paid with a card.
 

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Why do you really want more though? Almost everything can be paid with a card.
Why would you want more??? Did you forget about your friendly car guard trying hard to seem helpful but only managing to in your way? :laugh:;)
 
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