NCR Corporation introduced one of the world’s first contactless ATM environments, working with MasterCard and ING Bank Slaski to bring the new technology to customers in Poland.
This pilot program was launched in Katowice and Warsaw, enabling ING customers in Poland to quickly and easily withdraw cash from an ATM without needing to insert their card.The contactless-enabled machines permit ING customers with Visa and MasterCard contactless cards to initiate fast cash withdrawals by holding their card near the ATM reader.
Upon a confirmation of their PIN code, customers will have the choice of common “fast cash” withdrawal values; 25% faster than a traditional withdrawal requiring insertion of the card into the card reader. The use of such technology means faster and more convenient transactions for ING Bank customers.
Today in Poland 70% of all cards are equipped with contactless technology, and more than 50 percent of EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer at point of sale) accept contactless transactions. With the number of contactless transactions in the country growing very rapidly the demand for more contactless options has increased.