Batopin opens the first six neutral cash dispensers in the country on Wednesday, spread across Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. “These new cash points will gradually replace the ATMs of the big banks. They will bear the Bancontact logo, a strong local brand that all Belgians know. In addition to the locations initially planned, 24 additional cash points will be added in sensitive locations “, Wednesday Batopin announcement.
The first six Batopin cash points were installed in Anderlecht, Ghent, Lierneux, Stavelot, Nimy and Clavier. This new treasury network will be rolled out gradually over several years and will be fully completed by the end of 2024.
“The Batopin project applied will ensure that 95% of Belgians can access a cash point within a radius of less than 5 kilometers from their home, which is also the guideline by the European Central Bank (ECB). Batopinra this ambition by deploying more than 2,000 neutral cash dispensers in some 700 locations across Belgium “
, explains Batopin.
Batopin was created in March 2020 at the initiative of the four big Belfius banks, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING and KBC. In the years to come, they will jointly develop a network of neutral ATMs, independent of their own bank branches. Batopin will take over the management of these distributors and will distribute neutral “cash points” throughout the country. The distributors specific to each of the four big banks will, for their part, be removed by the end of 2024, it is specified.