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CWG To Reduce Banks’ ATM Spending By 20%

Posted: Jul 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

James Agada, Managing Director, Computer Warehouse Group plc, has said that Computer Warehouse Group Automated Teller Machine (ATM)-as-a- Service initiative will save banks 20 per cent of their current expenses on ATM on a monthly basis.

“Currently, an average Nigerian bank spends about N637, 047 monthly on ATM outright purchase which amounts to N38 million over five (5) years. Through the ATM-as-a- Service Initiative, CWG helps banks save a minimum of 20 per cent in comparison. In other words, CWG can offer the banks NGN 509,638 on a monthly basis over 5 years, which amounts N31 million over 5 years”.

Agada noted thatAutomated Teller Machines in Nigeria dispense three times the number of cash ATMs in Ghana dispense and 10 times the number of cash ATMs in UK dispense. “We don’t have enough ATMs in Nigeria, the few we have are over worked, if there are enough ATMs in the country there is no need for people to queue at ATMs. ATMs should be a primary point for financial inclusion as we don’t have enough pay-out agents at rural areas.

He however explained that the solution is aimed at increasing banks focus on core banking operations, increase bank ATM deployment and coverage as well as ensures cost savings based on ATM volumes.

“CWG can provide all these with the vast infrastructure setup the business has to ensure efficient service delivery. These infrastructures cover Technical Service Centre (ATM Repair Centre); Tier 3 data Centre; Satellite uplink facility; Customer Service Centre; Monitoring Centre; Training Centre; Application delivery and support team, and Software development team.

“Having such expertise housed in CWG Plc ensures that they are able to provide the following services, through CWG ATM-as-a -service; ATM Deployment, Monitoring Solution, Logistics, Handling of spares/parts replacement, Secondary Power solution & support, Value Added Services, Call centre services, multiple vendor Management & Software upgrades, he added.

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