Latest ATM substitute

Although the Reserve Bank of India has allowed shops to act as ATMs, the people meant to serve as banks’ new touch points – the shopkeepers – will have to be convinced first.

On July 22, the Reserve Bank of India had issued a circular permitting cash withdrawals of up to Rs 1,000 per day from point-of-sales (PoS) terminals at merchant establishments. PoS terminals are machines where customers can swipe their credit or debit cards to pay for purchases. Says Jayesh Sangoi, a Mumbai-based clothes’ retailer, “Already, there have been many cases of credit fraud. What happens if a customers just walks in with a fake card, and leaves with cash?

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Author: Austin Comments: 0 comments Date: 31 Jul 2009
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