Philip Dunne questions Government about security for businesses offering sites for ATMs in rural areas

1st October 2019

Philip Dunne welcomes the UK Finance announcement on Community Access to Cash scheme to help rural communities identify suitable locations for ATMs and asks what reassurance on security can be provided to businesses that offer sites.

Philip Dunne MP speaking in the House of Commons, October 2019, ATMs
 

With a third of banks, many of which had ATMs, closing in rural areas, and with very poor mobile connectivity in those areas meaning that digital payment schemes are not possible, I was very pleased to learn of yesterday’s announcement by UK Finance on Community Access to Cash, to which the Economic Secretary referred. That is the way forward, but what can he do to reassure business providers that if they provide ATMs, they will be safe from break-in?

We have to ensure that there is a wide range of options in rural areas. A number of trials are under way to provide solutions, underpinned by the investment in gigabit infrastructure that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor announced yesterday, which will ensure that we have even better connectivity in remote rural areas.

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