With all the chicanery
that's been going on with ATMs of late
, it looks like the machines are finally getting back at the humans. In a move that's already confusing creatures of habit, envelope-free ATMs
are starting to pop up in highly-trafficked areas, and as the name implies, they require that your deposits not
be stuffed into an envelope beforehand. Diebold
, NCR, and, Wincor Nixdorf (among others) are beginning to roll out these newfangled machines, which cost some 20-percent more than typical ATMs and sport specialized scanners that can detect how much cash you're actually inserting as you slide your check / bills into its theoretical mouth. The biggest boon here is the drop in processing costs to banks, while customers are likely to be pleased with instant receipts and nearly-instant access to the fundage. 'Course, we're just counting down the days until yet another
figures out how to convert a Hershey's wrapper into a $20 bill.
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