Consumerism

ATMs are free – but not all of them

Believe it or not, sometimes I blog about things other than transport. If you want to look purely at transport posts, try this link. Commonwealth Bank (CBA) announced on 24th September that all their ATMs were free for use by customers of any Australian bank. The same day, the rest of the Big 4 scrambled, and matched that pledge... but CBA had the jump on them, and some of the others couldn't im

Consumerism, Geek

Daniel vs the ATM

My recollection is that Automatic Teller Machines used to be much simpler devices, and much faster. I'm sure back in the day I timed myself getting cash using the basic buttons and 1-2 line dot-matrix LED "display" they had back then and had it down to under 30 seconds. These days ATMs are complex beasts with colour screens and animated ads, but the functionality to customers is almost the same

Consumerism, Net

Finding an ATM

Having moved offices to Latrobe Street, I wanted to know where the nearest ATM is -- that is, those of my preferred (no fee) banks, St George or Westpac. The St George ATM/Branch locator will only show five results -- including Westpac ATMs. Searching postcode 3000, it shows me those closest to the the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, none of which are west of Queen Street. I know