Automated teller machine

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Automated teller machine (ATM)

Computer-controlled terminal located on the premises of financial institutions or elsewhere, though which customers may make deposits, withdrawals or other transactions as they would through a bank teller. Other terms sometimes used to describe such terminals are customer-bank communications terminal (CBCT) and remote service unit (RSU). Groups of banks sometimes share ATMs. Sometimes called Automated Banking Machines.

Automated Teller Machine

Commonly called an ATM. A computer program located in a kiosk allowing the user to conduct certain banking transaction. Most often, an ATM allows the user to withdraw cash, but one may also check the balance of an account, make a deposit, make a payment, or conduct other transaction. The user may be assessed a fee to use an ATM, especially if the user's account is at a bank other than the one that owns the ATM.
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A new survey just published in POST-NEWS predicts that the number of cash dispensers with these extra functions will expand rapidly over the next few years to reach perhaps 50 per cent of the total number installed.
Russ said: "The false fronts on the cash dispensers look genuine and can be difficult to spot.
Queues a dozen-deep built up at the Clydesdale cash dispenser in Girvan, Ayrshire, as it gave out pounds 20 notes instead of tenners.
Four raiders wearing motorcycle helmets, scarves and dark clothing dragged an empty cash dispenser from the building and took it away in a white Renault Megane.
A Warwickshire Police spokeswoman said the victim had just used a cash dispenser at a service station to withdraw pounds 110 when he was approached by a man who had just come out of an alleyway leading on to Abbey Street.
Anyone who saw the cash dispenser raid or the thieves making their getaway should call Pc Dunne on 01484 436582.
said Thursday its group retail outlets will launch a cash dispenser service next Tuesday which will allow bank cash card holders to withdraw their deposits using the Daiei cash dispensers.
Thieves used to put a sleeve into the cash dispenser slot, to prevent the victim's card being read by the machine.
Don't use any cash dispenser which you think has been tampered with.
Once inside they used drills to get into the cash dispenser and escaped in a white car, possibly a Mazda, which drove off towards Dunsmore Avenue.
The black Subaru Impreza was taken from Knowl Road and shortly afterwards was used to grab a cash dispenser in a raid at Batley.
All the major banks and building societies have sensibly agreed to share their cash dispenser networks, so before long customers will be able to get cash from the nearest machine.