Draw money out of cashpoint with mobile phone

13 June 2012

dogs-cash-machineCash machines eh? What a pain in the arse. Someone should come up with an alternative to the completely reasonable and works-just-fine system of cash-cards shouldn't they?

What's that? You can now use your mobile phone to draw money out of a cash point? Well, that's just brilliant news!

That's right. The new Getcash app has been developed so you can draw £100 at a time out of an ATM with little more than a tap of a smartphone. RBS has created the app which will allow customers to draw money from any of the RBS, Natwest and Tesco points.

This new app works by getting you to choose the amount you want on your phone's screen. Then you'll tap a six digit code in on the phone's display, which you'll then punch into an ATM to withdraw your money. More usefully, you'll be able to text the code to someone else so they can withdraw money. RBS have said that the GetCash app is going to help revellers who want to avoid taking bags and wallets out with them when they go on a night out... although, you'll still need a bag or a wallet to put the money in that you've drawn out.

Ben Green, head of mobile at NatWest and RBS said: ‘This has never been done anywhere in the UK, and yet is a really simple and secure way to help our customers get cash whenever and wherever they need it.’

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Banking


  • Alexis
    There aren't enough cash machines as it is. This just limits you to certain banks. You'll be a right pain in the arse on nights out when you pass an HSBC and everybody else gets cash out.
  • Paul C.
    Pointless shit. Another incentive to rob your phone.
  • Sicknote
    I'm a Natwest customer and I can do this today; nothing new to see here.....move along
  • foxes
    Can't wait - lugging that great heavy debit card around with me everywhere is such a chore
  • Joe
    This is the most goddamn stupid idea I've ever heard of.
  • Mr M.
    I've been crying out for this for years, I don't mind paying a bit more for it in shit interest rates.
  • Jeebus
    Why sir you want an explanation as to why you're paying 20% interest on you credit card when Bank of England interest rates are at the the lowest point in history? Well sir it's nothing to with our executive bonuses or generous rewards for the "success" of our investment wankers, it's because of all this innovation. Take an idea from the far east that was implemented years ago but nobody actually really used and only hasn't been removed because nobody can be arsed changing the ATMs back then present it to Blighty's finest as an ingenious new service, and that as that. It was shit when it was introduced here in Korea nearly a decade ago, no-one used it then - don't see anybody using it here now either.

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