The country’s largest financial group, National Commercial Bank, NCB, says it may permanently close certain automated banking machines or ABMs in its network.

In a statement today, NCB says the move may become necessary following an ongoing review of the risk profile at each location.

NCB says it may block access at nights, to some of those ABMs which previously operated on a 24 hour basis.

It says some of those 24 hour locations may also be closed permanently.

It says ABMs that were previously vandalised and those which were stolen, have not been replaced.

NCB says it has reached this position following discussions with service providers as well as law enforcement personnel.

This comes following several attacks on ABMs and cash transit companies in recent weeks.

NCB says all their ABMs islandwide continue to be available for public use. NCB says it has the largest network of 300 ABMs.

Head of Payments Services and Digital Channels, Danielle Cameron-Duncan, says NCB understands the inconvenience these changes may cause their customers, but they must prioritise safety and security above all else.

NCB is encouraging its customers to make purchases using credit or debit cards as well as utilizing remittance services such as Lynk to make payments.

NCB has also provided safety tips for customers who use ABMs on their website at