Shared ATMs Charged Me 30 Cents

November 21, 2007 · Posted in Rant Corner 


What is 30 cents (about 10 pence) to different people? Well, it’s a piece of cake! However, I still dislike the idea of having shared ATM (those that dispenses cash) charging me something each time I withdraw a cash. The fact that the bank mentioned it’s a shared services; it should rightfully be free!

Anyway, I learnt my lesson after checking through my account statement today, just to realise that I was charged 30 cents all the time each transaction took place at a shared ATM, which does not belong to my bank.

Initially, my thought was that it could be a bank’s error, but upon checking the website, I realised it’s the following:

  • Free for 1st 2 transactions on Shared ATM
  • 30 cents per transaction thereafter on Shared ATM

Knowing this fact is enough! The next time if I would go ahead and withdraw money, I would head off directly to my bank’s ATM instead.

Furthermore, it is absolutely Preposterous for the ATM (or rather, the Bank) not to warn users that they will be charged a fee during the process of any transaction, despite it was mentioned in the website.

Fine print…. *sigh*

Anyway, I am extremely disappointed and I am utterly disgusted!

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4 Responses to “Shared ATMs Charged Me 30 Cents”

  1. Christopher France Windows XP Mozilla Firefox on November 23rd, 2007 4:22 am

    Hello, bumped into your blog. Didn’t know you had one. I should start my own blog as well. Anyway, I’m glad that things turned out well for you. I sure hope I’m able to finish my thesis next summer.

    Jia you and good luck in your career!

  2. Christopher France Windows XP Mozilla Firefox on November 23rd, 2007 4:23 am

    Hi, didn’t know you had a blog! Somehow bumped in here. Anyway, I’m glad things turned out well for you. Its now my turn to worry about my thesis.

    Jia you and good luck with family and work!

  3. Keith Neo Singapore Windows XP Internet Explorer 6.0 on November 24th, 2007 12:15 pm

    That is one surprise visitor I never expected to be sneaking around my site. *joking*

    How did you managed to locate here? I’ll be interested to know. Anyway, my thesis is still on-going at the same time; hope to complete before next summer.

    Good luck to you and jia you!

  4. Christopher France Windows XP Mozilla Firefox on November 26th, 2007 12:00 am

    As you guessed via google. As long as you allow spiders in your site, its difficult to keep information out of it. But exactly how, I can’t remember. You can look at your server log files to see which keyword.