GetCash: NatWest and RBS unveil cash withdrawals using smartphones
The two banks have launched mobile technology that means you don't need your bank card to take out cash.
NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers can now withdraw up to £100 cash from an ATM using their smartphone or iPad.
The new technology, called GetCash, is part of the NatWest and RBS mobile banking apps. Customers get a six-digit code via the app to enter into the cash machine to get their cash. The codes are valid for three hours after requesting them.
Even though the withdrawal limit is £100 per transaction, you can use GetCash as many times as you like in a day, up to your account limit.
The banks say it will help people who have forgotten their bank card or simply don’t want to carry it around with them.
This method can be used at 8,000 RBS, NatWest or Tesco ATMs around the UK.
Both banks’ apps now also offer the option to transfer money via a smartphone and check a mini-statement on the move.
The apps are available on iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones as well as the iPad.