SBI Turns Your Shop Next-Door Into A Mini-ATM


Government owned banks like SBI are always looked upon a like boring place to be in. A behemoth in banking but a novice in innovation. So was it thought. But not after you read this.

Way back in July 2009, the Reserve Bank of India had permitted cash withdrawal at Point-of-Sale but the service had not taken off owing to various reasons including lack of clarity on processing fee structures.

Now, in line with RBI’s proposition to allow cash withdrawals through prepaid cards issued by banks from point of sale terminals, India’s biggest lender has come up with the [email protected] facility across the country from last week, that lets merchant shops act as ATM counters.


Next time when you are in need of some quick petty cash, just walk into any of the shop that accepts credit card payments. If you are a customer of SBI or its associate banks, you can use the machine to withdraw cash up to Rs 1,000 from your savings account using your debit or credit card.

This helps customers to withdraw about Rs 100 to Rs 1,000 per debit card per day at any of these point of sale (PoS). This includes customers of State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Mysore.

There is no such thing as a free lunch – For now, a convenience fee of one per cent of the transaction amount will be levied on the cardholder which can be anything in the range of Rs 7.50 to Rs 10.

Does the Merchant benefit? Merchants will be paid an incentive of Rs 5 for every successful transaction along with the cash paid to customers.

SBI speak – “Though the facility will be made applicable to all debit cards issued in India, to start with, we are rolling out the facility with SBI group debit cards. SBI, which already has over one lakh POS terminals, will deploy an additional 40,000 more exclusive terminals before the end of this fiscal year,” said P.V. Rajamani, AGM, merchant acquiring business, of the bank. “In Tamil Nadu alone, there will be 15,000 POS terminals during the same time.”

Why start with SBI? As on June-end SBI, had over 20 crore customers and had issued 14 crore debit cards and accounted for 29 per cent of India’s total 1,23,705 ATMs.

Necessity is the mother of invention – RBI had instructed banks since years to concentrate on installing ATMs in rural areas. Withdrawal of cash from such POS releases the pressure on banks to speed up the ATM installation process, which is costly and cumbersome too.

Once this is successful, and we have no reason to say it won’t be, will private banks follow? Or will they come up with some more unique way of dispensing cash? Lets see…

  1. Ashfaque says

    I want to a atm machiene installation in my shop.Plz report me how to get it.. location-P/241 Peerbatawan barabanki uttar Pradesh Pin code-225001

  2. laxmi kant karwa says

    I have space for ATM my address is near middle school degana nagaur raj. & near shiv mandir baba ramdev road ols bidasar station degana.

  3. Prakash Desai says

    I have commercial property in a prime location. At new developed area in Talegaon Dabhade vidhyavihar colony contact no Prakash Desai 9970832021

  4. Bimlesh says

    I have space for ATM my address B-1115+1116 gautam puri near all India institute of Ayurveda

  5. mofidul islam says

    pl 1(one) mini atm machine

  6. kamal kumar jain says

    I want to give my shop to SBI bank for ATM… if interested then call on this number 9425626329 & EMaIL Id [email protected]

  7. Nutan says

    I want to give my shop to SBI bank for ATM… if interested then call on this number 9881127483

    1. Geetanjali says

      I want to lend my space for ATM

  8. vishwajeet says

    I want to lend my place for any branch of bank for ATM

  9. Naveen says

    Details of the concerned department awaited.

  10. Naveen says

    IF a merchant/Trader intends to provide this facility, who has to be contacted in SBI.

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