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Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

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.

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