Australia’s leading independent ATM deployer, Banktech, has begun converting many of its 2,500 CashConnect ATM Plus devices with technology that will allow people who prefer to use cash to easily donate to charities.

With the addition of a bank note acceptor and Banktech’s locally developed technology, the ATM Plus can now accept cash donations for partnering charities.

The donation transaction is quick and easy, and no card is required. Simply touch the screen and select Donations. Choose your preferred charity then insert your cash (notes only). You can enter your phone number for an electronic receipt or wait for a paper receipt/tax invoice. All done!

This new functionality has been welcomed by the charities. “The charities have done such great work during the pandemic, but with less people handing cash, donations have suffered so we really wanted to do something to help them,” said Henry Kiwarkis, Banktech’s General Manager, Sales.

The first charities to join are Learning Links, Ronald McDonald House Charities, St Vincent de Paul, The Salvation Army, and Youth Off the Streets.

“This is an innovative and easy way for people to support their favourite charity, and Youth Off the Streets is delighted to be a founding charity partner for ATM Plus,” said CEO Ms Lex Nadine Lutherborrow.

Venues looking to upgrade their ATM should contact the Banktech team on 1800 08 09 10 or click here.