Batopin opens country’s first bank-neutral ATMs.
Belgium gets the right number of ATMs in the right places
After a year and a half of preparation, Batopin today opens the country’s first six bank-neutral ATMs, spread across Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. The new CASH points will gradually replace the existing ATMs of the major banks. They will carry the Bancontact logo, a strong local brand that every Belgian is familiar with. In addition to the planned locations, Batopin has also announced that 24 additional CASH points will be set up in locations deemed to be ‘vulnerable’…
Launch of the first six CASH points
The first six Batopin CASH points became operational today, located in Anderlecht, Ghent, Lierneux, Stavelot, Nimy and Clavier. For the residents of Stavelot and Lierneux, this provides quite a boost to the availability of cash, as these municipalities already no longer had an ATM.
The construction of the new cash network will take place gradually over a number of years and will only be fully completed by the end of 2024. Each new CASH point is selected after thorough analysis weighing up all the critical
elements: geography, demographic factors, local needs, actual figures of cash use in the neighbourhood, etc.
The Batopin website at batopin.be shows there are some 50 more new locations planned as of this morning. This brings the total number of sites already confirmed to around 150, or more than 20% of the new cash network.