What is the full form of ATM?
The full form of the ATM is automated teller machine. ATM, also known as an automated bank machine or cash machine, is an electronic banking outlet that customers can use to complete basic transactions without the assistance of a branch representative. Debit and credit cardholders can withdraw cash at most ATMs.
ATMs allow consumers to perform quick transactions like cash withdrawal, deposits, bill payments, and fund transfers between two accounts. Fees may be charged by the bank where the account is held or by the operator of the ATM if cash withdrawals exceed certain amounts or numbers.
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Which bank started the first ATM?
The first ATM was set up at a branch of Barclays Bank in London in 1967. The interbank communication networks that allowed customers to use one bank’s card at another bank’s ATM was started in 1970. Now ATMs can be found in almost every country around the world.
Types of ATM
There are two primary types of ATMs. Basic units that allow users to withdraw cash and check updated account balance. While ATMs with advanced features accept deposits, facilitate fund transfers and allow customers to check account information.
Functions of ATM
- Cash withdrawal
- Cash deposit
- Fund transfer
- Account information
- Mini statement
- Account balance details
- Bill payment
- Pin code generation
- Mobile recharge
Benefits of ATM
- 24*7 service availability
- Transactions are done without the assistance of a bank representative
- No room for errors
- Very useful for travelers to access cash anytime anywhere
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