PNB introduces its first biometric ATM

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) Punjab National Bank today installed its first biometric ATM at a village in Gautam Budh Nagar to spread financial inclusion.

Bank established bio-metric ATM for the benefit of illiterate/semi-literate customers. It will enable them to withdraw cash, make balance enquiry, get a mini statement with the facility of voice guidance, PNB's CMD K C Chakrabarty said during the inauguration.

It is ideal for rural masses, since it has a user-friendly screen flow for convenience of illoterate customers and would extend any time banking facility to rural customers, he added.

With major thrust on financial inclusion, by 2010 the bank plans to cover 30,000 villages, 15 million households and 75 million people by using business facilitator model and business correspondent model and using technology . The bank has already opened more than three lakh NO Frill accounts under PNB Mitra scheme and has issued more than 24,000 general credit cards.

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