Tanzanian ATMs meet international standards

Aug 02, 2012

Most Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Tanzania operate in line with global standards, a government official has stated.

Most Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Tanzania operate in line with global standards, a government official has stated.

According to Saada Mkuya Salum, the country's deputy finance minister, the Bank of Tanzania has recently carried out research to measure the effectiveness of the nation's ATMs, reports the Tanzania Daily News.

She revealed that the study showed the majority comply with the requirements set out by the international community.

Ms Salum also stressed that if a machine is not working properly, they will be equipped with features that enable the customer to flag up the problem.

"The banks have placed telephone numbers on the ATMs' booths," she commented.

As a result, a customer can ring up their bank if a machine is experiencing network problems or does not contain enough cash.

Ms Salum added that a national switch will be introduced soon to allow customers to use ATMs belonging to any bank in Tanzania.ADNFCR-2976-ID-801421081-ADNFCR