Consumer transaction technology provider NCR said Georgia’s ProCredit Bank selected the company and its local partner RS Line to implement the first intelligent deposit ATMs in the country.
The NCR intelligent deposit ATMs enable clients to deposit cash into their accounts, unlike standard ATMs, which only allow cash withdrawals. At the same time, clients have the opportunity to view their account balance and recent transactions.
The NCR solution includes NCR SelfServ 32 ATMs and offers mixed-currency cash deposits as well as direct currency exchange from Georgian Lari to US Dollars or Euros and vice versa.
NCR said its SelfServ ATMs are protected against known and unknown malware and fraud attacks with NCR’s Solidcore Suite for APTRA.
In addition, NCR Skimming Protection Solution protects cardholder data from card skimming attacks by detecting and jamming the signal of fraudulent skimming devices, as well as notifying the bank in real-time.
NCR said its software and hardware solutions deployed by ProCredit offer services through a convenient ATM channel that is available around the clock at ProCredit Bank 24/7 Zones.
The company added that bank staff also benefits from new ATMs as increased use of this facility cuts the number of transactions at banks.
Ketevan Kakheli, Head of Distance Banking at ProCredit Bank said it is not necessary for clients to feed notes into the ATM one by one, as up to 50 notes can be processed at one time. In addition, the amount deposited is credited to the account immediately.
The cash-in ATM service is currently only available to ProCredit Bank private clients. However, the service will also be made available to ProCredit Bank business clients in the near future.
Recently, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia has upgraded its ATM management system to NCR APTRA Vision.
The NCR solution is a multi-vendor self-service management solution, which will help the CBE to manage its entire network of more than 1,200 multi-vendor ATMs.