Barclays to introduce contactless cash machines
The scheme by Barclays — a British multinational banking and financial services company — is set to start in December and would be the first of its kind, the Telegraph reported on Monday.
The initiative, for the Android smartphone users, would require the customers to first touch their mobile device or contactless debit card against the machine and then enter their pin on the cash-point,” the report said.
The contactless machines would make it harder for criminals to misuse customers’ accounts by “protecting them from card skimming”.
Barclays aims to have about 500 of the new cash points operating in 200 branches across Britain by January before a wider roll-out of the technology, including to high-street ATMs, the report mentioned.