Cancun, Q.R. — More than 200 ATM machines have been closed down for irregularities and failure to provide proper operation permits.
Officials in the municipality of Benito Juárez have shut down over 200 machines for lack of permits and banking irregularities. Operation director, Eduardo Mariscal de la Selva says, “This operation — the review of ATMs of banking institutions — are part of the activities we are undertaking to update the standard so that companies will regulate their services so everyone can enjoy services by safe and regulated companies.
“We did this census with the banks and ATMs in which we found several anomalies such as a lack of permission for the operating license or failure to pay the land right use,” he explained.
The director noted that an administrative closure is similar to a normal suspension, but without the placement of stamps so as not to affect the visitors who require the service. However, both of the two types of closure — with or without stamps — carry the same administrative and legal weight with the same financial penalty.
“More than 200 ATMs have been administratively closed, many of them physically,” he said.
Once the banking institutions have settled their paperwork, the ATMs will be able to resume operation.