New cash machine in Bo’ness is first in Scotland as part of new project

A new ATM has been placed in Bo’ness as part of a new banking industry commitment to make sure all locations across the UK continue to have access to cash services.

Wednesday, 23rd February 2022, 9:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd February 2022, 4:38 pm

It follows on from a Community Access to Cash Pilots that trialled innovative ways of protecting cash access in eight locations across the UK - including in nearby Denny.

The Bo’ness cash machine is located at the U-save store at 45 Drumpark Avenue.

It is the first in Scotland to go live a part of the new pilot.

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The Access to Cash Action Group agreed a landmark milestone that will see the UK’s largest high street banks collaborate to ensure that access to cash is provided to communities which need it most.

LINK has taken up a new role as the dedicated co-ordinating body and is responsible for independently reviewing the impact of all changes to banking provision in communities.

It ensures the commission of new services such as shared banking hubs and ATMs where needed to meet the cash needs of the community as a whole and not just the customers or members of one bank or building society.

Nick Quin, LINK’s Head of Financial Inclusion, said: : “We know that more people are using contactless cards and the smartphones to pay for things, but cash is still vital for millions of people.

“We’ve been supporting communities across the UK who have had access to cash issues and I’m delighted as part of LINK’s enhanced role to support the community in Bo’ness.”

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