Europe’s KBC Group Selects NCR as Sole Provider for its ATM Fleet
May 19, 2006
NCR Personas M Series with Intelligent Deposit capabilities provides desired flexibility
DAYTON, Ohio – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) has announced that KBC Group, one of Europe’s leading financial entities, will deploy new NCR Personas M Series automated teller machines (ATMs). KBC announced in February that it would gradually replace its ATMs in France and Belgium. This is the first contract agreement between NCR and KBC in Belgium.
NCR has been selected as the sole ATM supplier to the bank and is now starting to deliver the NCR Personas M Series 76, which will see its first deployment in Belgium. These units enable the bank to quickly and easily introduce image-based, intelligent cash deposit transaction capability, in lieu of envelope deposit.
Some of the new machines are also equipped with cash recycling functionality, popular in certain markets, which accepts, validates, sorts and stores deposited cash, quickly and reliably. The deposited cash can then be re-used and dispensed to subsequent customers who wish to withdraw cash from the ATM. The Personas M Series is equipped with various counter-measures purposely designed to combat ATM fraud.
Dirk Cuypers, head of electronic banking for KBC, said, “Our customers will be able to select their transactions from a high-quality, color touchscreen. To ensure that the ATM is accessible to every customer, the height of the ATM, as well as the size and location of its screen, makes the Personas M Series easy-to-reach and easy-to-use by all consumers, including those with disabilities.”
“We are delighted that KBC is taking advantage of the NCR Personas M Series to offer its customers additional and improved services,” said Patrick Goasguen, vice president of NCR in France and Belgium. “Providing 24-hour, image-based cash deposit capability is a serious advantage compared with the traditional way of depositing cash at the bank counter.”
About KBC Group
KBC Group is one of the leading financial groups in Europe. A multichannel bancassurance group with a geographic focus on Europe, it caters mainly for retail and private banking customers and small and medium-sized enterprises. The KBC Group occupies significant, even leading positions in two home markets of Belgium and Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) and has an extensive private banking network in 11 countries, grouped under the European Private Bankers concept. KBC Group NV is listed on Euronext Brussels and the Bourse de Luxembourg (ticker symbol “KBC”). With a market capitalization of approximately 32 billion euros, KBC Group is one of the top Belgian companies and one of the leading financials groups in Europe, employing 50,000 staff and catering to 13 million customers. www.kbc.com
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s Teradata® data warehouses, ATMs, retail systems, self-service solutions and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ that maximizes the value of customer interactions and helps organizations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employs approximately 28,400 people worldwide.
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