The National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited, NCB, says all of its intelligent Automated Banking Machines, iABMs, have been upgraded to accept and dispense the recently-introduced polymer banknotes.

The upgrade was completed at the end of October.

Vice President of Payments & Digital Channels, Danielle Cameron Duncan, says with the enhancements made over the last few months, customers will experience a marked improvement in ABM availability.

Cameron Duncan further shared that NCB recently added five new iABMs – which can both accept deposits and dispense cash – and replaced 60 regular cash-dispenser ABMs which were at the end of their life cycle.

These additions bring NCB’s fleet up to 141 iABMs and 157 regular cash-dispenser ABMs, giving Jamaicans access to close to 300 ABMs islandwide.

Meanwhile, NCB says several of the machines which were previously removed due to security concerns are being strategically redeployed to new locations to further enhance service availability for customers.