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Mobile PTB

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 29 August 2012 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Gone are the days of banking only in a branch. Now a customer can bank anytime, anywhere either online, through an ABM or by phone, or even through a mobile banking application on a wireless device

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/5.6 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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larans from Lund, Sweden

What´s the next step? I´m not sure that I would really rely on a banking application like this though.

29 Aug 2012 5:52am

@larans: Thank you very much Lars! It is no different than any other kiosk! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice capture, Eric. I'm not so sure I would feel very secure with a van driving off with my card details.

29 Aug 2012 5:53am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! It is no different than any other kiosk! ;-)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...!! Interesting to see that ! Great capture .

29 Aug 2012 5:55am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture home this kind of mobile distributor does not exist

29 Aug 2012 5:59am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb shot Eric. They do not have a crisis.:-)

29 Aug 2012 6:13am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! No crisis, just a mobile kiosk! ;-)

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

1st time I see such one… But be careful to the thieves

29 Aug 2012 6:13am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Never seen one of these before. They wouldn't last long here . There have been incidents where thieves have used JCB diggers to attack banks and take the machines away ...............

29 Aug 2012 6:36am

@Nigel: LOL....a different type of criminal element! Thank you very much Nigel! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

So richtig Vertrauen hätte ich in einer mobilen Bank nicht. Eric, eine Sehr gute Aufnahme.

29 Aug 2012 6:50am

@Heinz: Thank you very much Heinz! Ich bin nicht sicher, warum so viele Menschen unwohl mit Kioske sind! Die gleichen Leute haben keine Bedenken, was ihre Kreditkarte zu einem Kellner und er verschwindet mit ihm für eine Zeit! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen, Eric - great shot and an innovation that raises new security problems to safeguard this mobile money!

29 Aug 2012 7:16am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! Yes, definitely a new set of challenges! ;-)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

La banque économise sur la location d'un immeuble mais le client ?

29 Aug 2012 7:21am

@Veronique: LOL .... merci Véronique beaucoup! Pas cette banque possède des succursales dans toute la ville. Au Canada, la plupart des transactions se font par cartes de crédit ou de débit non plus. Ce kiosque mobile fournit un service à valeur ajoutée à des événements tels que le marché de cet agriculteur où l'argent est le principal moyen de commerce! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Est-ce qu'ils n'ont pas laissé les clés dans la voiture!:) Intéressante image!

29 Aug 2012 7:52am

@mo.langel: LOL ..... je vous remercie beaucoup lu! Non, je suis sûr qu'ils laissent tout enfermé assez serré! ;-)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Seems legit, although I would worry putting my cards in here in case of fraud. Interesting concept though!

29 Aug 2012 7:54am

@Ainsley: Thanks very much Ainsley! Hold that thought next time you give your credit card to a waiter and he disappears for a time! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Haaaaaaaaaaa ca alors je n'avais jamais vu cela chez nous!! demain je mets aussi une photo de distributeurs!!!

29 Aug 2012 8:37am

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

It is cheaper than buying or renting a premises, and it can relocate smoothly. Good idea.

29 Aug 2012 8:59am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! Yes, here in Canada most commerce is done either with credit or debit cards! This service assists those people who shop at the farmers market where cash is the prevalent method of payment! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

now, this is something I have never seen.

29 Aug 2012 10:42am

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent idea!!!!!

29 Aug 2012 10:45am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

ben je n'ai pas trop confiance à ce style de banque...

29 Aug 2012 12:56pm

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine! Il s'agit d'une pratique qui est apprécié ici! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Well, that's a new one on me. I sure bet they have armed guards around that van when it's out.

29 Aug 2012 1:11pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! Yes, it is well guarded! ;-)

myky from Ontario, Canada

Yes, this is a new one for me too...excellent spot, Eric! What will be next?

29 Aug 2012 1:16pm

@myky: Thank you very much Deb! Only time will tell! ;-)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

I wonder if I can change my VW with this one....

29 Aug 2012 2:34pm

@Riccardo: LOL...for the right price I am sure you could! But could you afford the gas to run it? Thank you very much Riccardo! ;-)

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est pratique pour piquer la caisse, tu part avec au volant

29 Aug 2012 3:03pm

@rem_la: LOL ... je vous remercie beaucoup, Rem_la! Oui, ce serait amusant d'avoir la chose touches dès le matin lorsque le GAB sont plein d'argent! ;-)

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A clever attempt to make banking ever more friendly and available to the customer. I don't know if these are used in this country or not.

29 Aug 2012 3:12pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you very much Don! Yes, it is a novel concept even here in Canada! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! Mobile ATM.... I haven't seen it before. nice capture. well seen....:-)

29 Aug 2012 4:04pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Brand new to me too! So far the consensus seems focused on caution and I think I'll join them.

29 Aug 2012 4:09pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! I guess we are a far more trusting and law abiding nation! ;-)

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Fantastic shot. I think the next step will be the flying ATM's. Good luck !!

29 Aug 2012 5:35pm

@Universe: Thank you very much Universe! ;-)

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I gotta ask...is it really a ATM? Hard to believe it doesn't get hijacked!

29 Aug 2012 5:54pm

@Shar: Thank you very much Shar! Yes, it really is an ATM! ;-)

Patrick from Lille, France

Bonne idée ! on devrait faire cela en France!!!

29 Aug 2012 5:57pm

@Patrick: LOL ... Merci beaucoup, Patrick! Peut-être une bonne idée de se pencher sur des options de franchise! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, i've never seen such a thing before ... is it for real, or a belated ST shot ?!? ;-))

29 Aug 2012 6:06pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes, it is the real deal! Here in Canada most financial transactions are conducted using either debit or credit cards! This service helps those people who forgot to bring cash to the market where most vendors do not take either debit or credit cards! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nica shot! Best regards, Adela

29 Aug 2012 6:22pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Oh my goodness, what will they think up next!! A good one Eric, it's not for me though. :))

29 Aug 2012 7:47pm

@Carol: Thank you very much Carol! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

For real ... I've never seen anything like this ~ fantastic find and capture!

29 Aug 2012 9:02pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

A very good discovery, I've never seen before, and i think it's a long time until it reaches Spain :-D
By the way Eric... "food and cuisine"?? ;-)

29 Aug 2012 9:25pm

@Josep: Thank you very much Josep and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Great shot !! Where can I buy a van like that ? ;-)

29 Aug 2012 9:26pm

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! The van is easy to come by! The hard part is opening a bank to service it! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is a new one to me. I've never seen one of these. Mike thinks I need one of my own. ;-)

29 Aug 2012 9:30pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Although just like checks the fact that you have some left does not mean there is any money in your account! ;-)

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

Jamais vu ce genre de véhicule ... interessant !

29 Aug 2012 9:32pm

@Sylvie49 capture image: Merci beaucoup Sylvie! Oui, il est encore un peu de nouveauté ici aussi! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! I have never seen one of those before! Interesting!

29 Aug 2012 9:35pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very cool. i had not seen one of those

29 Aug 2012 10:21pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

This is really new for me, but I like the idea, I need this one at home ;-)) Nice shot of this interesting vehicle ...

30 Aug 2012 12:00am

@Baldwin VW: LOL....Thank you very much Baldwin! ;-)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

This is something very new to me. Interesting picture.

30 Aug 2012 3:01am

@Mirjam: Thank you very much Mirjam! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What??
So ahead of everyone else!

30 Aug 2012 9:12am

@Curly: LOL....sometimes it happens that way! Good old Canadian ingenuity! ;-))

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well...THIS is a surprise! I mean...I haven't yet seen anything like this in Japan!!! (This is also an interesting idea for possible thieves?!)

30 Aug 2012 1:56pm

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes, it is somewhat of a novelty here also! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I've not seen this before. Nice shot of the money van.

30 Aug 2012 2:27pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Talk about money on the go ;-)
Nice find Eric!

3 Sep 2012 12:24pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Innovative way to bank...but is it safe..with all the poverty around and its getting worse...nice shot

14 Sep 2012 4:27pm

PENTAX K200D
1/90 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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