|[August 14, 2014]
First National Bank and NCR Corporation Win 'Best ATM and Kiosk Project' Award
DULUTH, Ga. --(Business Wire)--
First National Bank and NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer
transaction technologies, won the award for "Best ATM and Kiosk Project
in Africa", at The Asian Banker's Middle East and Africa Country
2014 Award ceremony. FNB was the only bank in Africa to win an award in
this category and was joined at the ceremony by Bytes Managed Solutions,
which represents NCR exclusively in Southern Africa.
FNB won the award for its successful implementation of NCR's innovative
SelfServ 4 slim line kiosk, which was developed for installation where
space is at a premium. As a compact, indoor financial kiosk, the
technology allows FNB to offer a complementary channel to tellers and
ATMs, supporting convenient delivery of transactional banking services
to the underbanked in South Africa.
The NCR solution is also a perfect platform for non-cash transactions
such as account maintenance. Designed with banks and their customers in
mind, it allows FNB to extend software from a number of channels onto
its platform, leveraging the investment made in current channels as well
as providing a familiar interface to the bank's customers.
Held in Dubai, the 2014 edition of the awards was attended by more than
100 senior bankers from across the Middle East and Africa. Considered
the most prestigious award of its kind, the awards recognize the best
efforts by the consumer financial services industry in bringing superior
technology, products and services to their customers.
"The Asian Banker Technology Implementation Awards Program provides the
undisputed benchmark of the technology implementation in an increasingly
fierce marketplace," said Foo Boon Ping, marketing editor, Asian Banker
Technology Implementation Awards Program. "We congratulate First
National Bank and NCR Corporation, as well as its South Africa
technology partner Bytes Managed Solutions, on this prestigious win."
NCR and Bytes worked with FNB to build a solution in support of its
inclusion banking strategy. The NCR SelfServ 4 includes innovative
features that allow for barcode scanning, biometric authentication and
full statement printing. The kiosks provide FNB customers with the
ability to transact with the bank in remote locations outside of branch
and banking hours.
"In partnering with NCR and Bytes Managed Solutions, we completed
comprehensive software upgrades on our NCR Slimline Kiosks to enable
account interation such as transfers and payments. In the process we
created a unique kiosk designed specifically for emerging market and
lower income needs. The FNB Slimline kiosk also has great potential
across all our market segments from personal to business and commercial
due to its deep digital banking ability and biometrics," said Mr. Aziz
Cassim, Head of Self Service Channels at FNB.
About First National Bank
FNB provides personal, commercial and corporate banking services to more
than 7m customers across South Africa and Africa,�from large corporate
accounts to accounts for teens and pensioners. FNB also operates in
Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania.
FNB is structured into clearly demarcated segments such as Consumer,
Business and Commercial. Segmentation enables focused business units to
develop specialized, innovative technologies and products to meet
specific needs. FNB's web address is www.fnb.co.za.
About Bytes Managed Solutions
Bytes Managed Solutions is the exclusive distributor for NCR products
and solutions in South Africa and selected neighbouring countries. The
organisation markets, supports and maintains enterprise-wide information
products and services. It crafts the majority of its solutions and
services offering by adding value to core NCR solutions and services. In
addition, it offers focused, product-independent agnostic workspace
management and IT equipment, maintenance, IMACD and project management,
leveraging its over 104 service points throughout South Africa. It
enjoys partnerships in most African countries. The services operation
supports a variety of brands including NCR, Dell, HP, and Cisco (News - Alert). Bytes
Managed Solutions is a division of the Bytes Technology Group and wholly
owned by JSE-listed Altron. www.bytesms.co.za
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction
technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into
exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of
services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across
retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and
small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make
your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000
employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR
Corporation in the United States and other countries. The company
encourages investors to visit its web site which is updated regularly
with financial and other important information about NCR.
Web sites: www.ncr.com,
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