Wednesday, April 17, 2013

PNC upgrading ATMs to dispense dollar bills

PNC Financial Services Group said Wednesday that it plans to upgrade its Charlotte-area ATMs to enable them to dispense dollar bills, a move it has already made in other states.

A spokesperson for the Pittsburgh-based bank said the upgrades will take place throughout the Carolinas over the summer.

The bank has already converted ATMs in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio and Washington, D.C., the spokesperson said.

The new ATMs will also allow customers who deposit checks to get a receipt that features an image of the check, a service already being provided by some other banks in the Charlotte area. Also, Bank of America announced this month that it plans to roll out new ATMs that allow customers to withdraw in $1 amounts.

PNC has about 7,000 ATMs and operates in 19 states and the District of Columbia. It has 95 ATMs in what it calls its western Carolinas market, which runs, roughly, from Greensboro to Asheville and includes upper South Carolina.

PNC entered the Carolinas when it bought Raleigh-based RBC Bank for $3.45 billion last year from Royal Bank of Canada.