It concerns forty ATMs, spread across the country, that SNS switches off. The machines were cleared out earlier in the day on Monday. The bank emphasizes that the closure of the machines does not affect the agreement that an ATM must be located in the country within a radius of 5 kilometers. Customers can turn to machines from other banks, according to SNS.
SNS says it has been forced to close after five attacks on the bank’s ATMs in the past four weeks. “The bank is putting this in place to investigate how the services and services of the ATMs can continue to be provided safely for customers and local residents,” SNS said. It is not clear exactly how long the ATMs will be out of service.
Earlier this year, parent company De Volksbank already closed SNS ATMs in branches of Hema and RegioBank in Spar supermarkets. This happened after criminals had blown out the facade of a Hema in Lisse.
ABN Amro closed all ATMs in the country last year after a series of attacks. In the end, a large part was not replaced. All banks have now turned off their machines at night. Especially in cities, local residents no longer want an ATM nearby for fear of being exploded.
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