We need options
In regards to the article headlined ‘Sign of the times - ATM culling riles’ [KMN, February 26]. I agree that ATMs are a necessity for many people, as growing up in the 1990s I am in the middle of these generations, one who uses cash and one that lives online.
I personally have access to a Kiwibank ATM in Tawa where I live, however I am defending those who need them. Banks have no right to force the world online or only use Eftpos for everything. Many companies only take cash and many people use cash to limit the New World Order snooping.
I also consider banks not to be banks anymore, because we should not be paying to withdraw money over the counter or even use other ATM’s because of no access to their main bank’s ATM machine.
Another fact is that not everyone has a computer or is computer savvy, so they have no choice to withdraw over the counter and then they are penalised with fees.
It’s time banks started running like they used to in the Baby Boomer generation: no fees and consideration for everyone and not just seeing $ opportunities.