Sept. 18, 2012
The number of self-checkout kiosks will rise in New Zealand over the next year, according to an article in The New Zealand Herald.
By the end of the year, more than 10,000 units are expected to be in use, with 99 percent of them provided by U.S.-based NCR, which also has an office in Sydney.
New banking technology is also in the works with NCR, which is currently developing a system that would allow customers to use their mobile phones to start a transaction.
"I can pick the account, that I want $40, and then I just go up to an ATM, scan my phone, and the cash is immediately dispensed," said Phil Chant, marketing manager for NCR Australia, in the article.
A MasterCard and ANZ trial enabling mobile payments using NFC technology is also under way in New Zealand.
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