Thursday, May 13, 2010

SBI to introduce bar-enabled ATMs for seamless bill payment facility in West Bengal

If you are not tech savvy and have to stand in the long queue to pay bills, then you have a reason to smile. SBI is introducing barcodeenabled ATM throughout the country for seamless bill payment facility . The facility will be available in phases to over 5 crore SBI customers across the country.
An official from SBI said that this specialised ATM will take care of all the bills which has a barcode . “This can be used to pay mobile , electricity, credit card as well as civic authority bills,” he said.

According to him, the first such ATM will be rolled out in West Bengal’s Mursidabad district, which houses the constituency of FM Pranab Mukherjee. In the first phase, the state will have three such ATM machines.

Later, 13 more barcode-enabled ATMs will be rolled out. The official added that it has already tied up with Airtel and Vodafone.