The American Bankers Affiliation on Tuesday requested the federal company chargeable for creating technical accessibility requirements to exclude ATMs and different financial institution units from proposed rulemaking for self-service transaction machines, or SSTMs.
In response to particular questions put ahead by the Entry Board, ABA really useful that the company exclude ATMs, units that enable prospects to have interaction instantly with an establishment’s personnel, and point-of-sale terminal units from the definition of SSTMs. ATMs are already topic to a separate accessibility requirements, so the affiliation urged the board to not replace the ATM and fare machine accessibility requirements as a part of the rulemaking. It additionally urged the board to solely require one SSTM or self-service kiosk machine at every location to be accessible.
For the technical necessities of the rule, ABA really useful the board allow functionally equal options to the particular technical necessities and apply any new necessities solely to SSTMs and self-service kiosk machines constructed after the rule’s obligatory efficient date. ABA additional steered the board think about the potential financial implications for neighborhood banks.