First National Bank (FNB) is taking baking to the people through ATMs mobile banking.
FNB is planning to rollout mobile ATMs in parts of KwaZulu-Natal that were affected by unrest, looting and arson. The bank is also looking to set up mobile bank branches where possible for communities to access banking.
“Our mobile branches will offer more services that our customers ordinarily access in a brick-and-mortar facility. We believe that these alternative measures will provide significant relief to communities as we continue to rebuild and restore the impaired infrastructure,” said CEO of FNB Points of Presence, Lee-Anne van Zyl.
The bank said it will start by rolling out mobile ATMs in Dalton and Harding and then Jozini and Richmond.
In Gauteng, it will deploy mobile ATMs to Vosloorus, Sebokeng, Diepkloof and Orange Farm.
“Our immediate plans have focused on mobile ATMs to help communities and SASSA grant recipients with cash needs, and we are simultaneously working to deploy mobile branches in a matter of days,” said Van Zyl.
Banks lost more than 1 400 ATMs and 269 bank branches were vandalised or destroyed during the unrest in July.