What else you can get from an ATM?


Withdrawal of money, balance check or mini statements form a small part of a lot of ATM services. Read on what are the other services you can avail from an ATM.

                                                                                                                                                             Subhas Tiwari

Banks including SBI, ICICI, HDFC and Yes Bank offer you different facilities from their ATMs. Let’s look at some of the ATM services other than cash withdrawal and balance check.

FD and checkbook request

You can request for fixed deposit at an ICICI Bank ATM. Under which, request for FDs ranging from Rs 10, 000 to Rs 50, 000 can be put through. You must have a resident savings or salary account with ICICI Bank. It is also necessary to have a debit card and PIN. SBI and ICICI Bank ATMs also have the facility of requesting for checkbook. The check book will be delivered to the register address in your bank.

Mobile recharge and pin change

Debit/ATM card PIN can be changed by going to the ATM. Also, you can recharge your prepaid mobile connection from an ATM if you are facing internet connectivity issues. There are many other banks including SBI, which are providing this facility from their ATMs.

Card to card transfer

You can also transfer funds to a customer of your own bank or a customer of another bank. A card-to-card transfer of up to Rs. 40,000 per day can be done from one SBI debit card to another at an SBI ATM. Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Yes Bank etc. also provide funds transfer facility to their customers using debit cards of other banks as well.

Payment of utility bills and credit card bills

Utility bills such as electricity, water, and mobile postpaid bill can also be paid from an ATM. This facility is available in ATMs of SBI, HDFC Bank etc. Besides, credit card bills can also be done from ATM. One will just need to keep the credit card number handy.

Tax payment and donation

Tax can also be paid from ATM. Union Bank of India and HDFC Bank ATMs have this facility. For this, one has to register the debit card for payment of tax from the ATM on his bank’s website. ATM will provide you a slip with SIN number on payment of tax. You have to submit this number on the bank’s website within 24 hours. On the other hand, if you want to donate to a temple or charity, then this work is also done from ATM. For example, SBI ATM will give you Vaishno Devi, Shirdi Saibaba, Gurudwara Takht Saheb (Nanded), Tirupati, Sri Jagannath (Puri), Palani (Tamil Nadu), Ramakrishna Mission (Kolkata), Kashi Vishwanath (Banaras), Tulja Bhavani and Mahalakshmi Mandir (Mumbai) like many other temples and trusts.

Deposit and mobile banking registration

This facility is available at Axis Bank ATMs. You can withdraw cash from here as well as make a cash deposit. For this, you have to put money in the ATM machine or deposit it by cheque. Through ATM, customers can also register for mobile registration. SBI, ICICI Bank ATMs etc. are providing such facility to their customers.

Insurance premium paid and loan applied

Many banks have the facility of paying the insurance premium by going to the services option in ATMs. Apart from this, you can also apply for loan from ATM. ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank ATMs have this facility. ICICI Bank is providing an instant personal loan of up to Rs. 15 lakh to the customer through an ATM.




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