New ATM technology to prevent ‘misuse’

Official information organ GCS has announced that Leong Vai Tac, Secretary for Economy and Finance, yesterday said that “introducing ‘know your customer’ (KYC) technology in Macau’s automated teller machines (ATMs) was to prevent people from misusing such cash withdrawal facilities.”
Mr Leong noted that the technology might have some influence on visitor behaviour, particularly regarding their spending in entertainment resorts. He expected it might take some time for visitors to get used to the new measure, according to GCS.
Local financial authorities will phase in KYC technology in all ATMs across the city, GCS says. The primary phase covers ATMs in or near casinos, said Mr Leong.