The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do a lot of things in our daily lives. From how we socialize to how we patronize local businesses, social distancing has become a thing of importance.
One of the things that we’re rethinking in this new reality is how we bank. During the past few months, financial institutions have limited hours, closed branches, and limited services on-site. This action helps to limit person-to-person contact while still being able to continue servicing customers.
Nevertheless, the need for cash has only increased, especially as the economy has slowly started to re-open.
ATMs to the Rescue
ATMs are able to fill the need for many services that were previously mostly conducted in person. Check deposits, bill pay, money transfers, and more can all be accomplished via an ATM.
ATM owners are wise to regularly check and clean their ATMs in order to keep their customer’s safe. Advertising that your ATMs are regularly cleaned will help to draw customers who are concerned about catching COVID-19. Thankfully, the CDC has amended its thoughts about how the virus is transmitted, stating “It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
With the need for cash on the rise, ATMs are going to be more and more important to have access to. Independent ATM Deployers (IADs) and business owners alike have a unique opportunity to be a part of the banking solution in their communities ⎼ now and long into the future.