For release: 24 March 2017
The next evolution of ATMs is here
From today, ANZ customers will be able to access an ANZ ATM with a simple tapof their card or smartphone.
The bank will be the first in New Zealand to introduce ‘Tap & PIN’ functionality, socustomers no longer need to put their card in the slot to start an ATM transaction.
To access the ATM PIN entry screen on any of ANZ’s 700 ATMs nationwide,customers simply tap their ANZ Visa card or smart phone with ANZ goMoneyWallet (with Visa card activated) on the payWave symbol.
“This technology is a major leap forward for ATMs,” said Sarah Berry, ANZ NewZealand General Manager, Banking Products.
“It will not only make ATM transactions faster for our customers, but it is also muchsafer as it reduces the risk from fraudulent skimming devices placed on machines asthe card or mobile wallet never leaves the customer’s hand.
“New Zealanders are embracing contactless technology, and so it makes sense tointroduce it at our ATMs.”
Adoption of the technology has been very high in Australia where ANZ was thefirst in the world to introduce it in 2015. More than 75% of eligible transactionsbegin with a tap at some ATMs.
ANZ New Zealand Head of Financial Crime Paula Milne said contactless technologyat ATMs is a significant step in reducing ATM fraud.
“We invest heavily in anti-fraud measures to keep our customers’ money safe, butcriminals continue to develop realistic-looking skimming devices that are very hardto detect when attached to an ATM, and which steal sensitive information whencards are entered into the machine.
“Tap & PIN is another security feature that will disrupt this behaviour and adds an extra level of security for our customers.”