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PayPoint celebrates RNIB Exemplar award win for talking ATM services

Speaking cash machine installed at Danebury’s Convenience Store in Roehampton

Welwyn Garden City, 5 November 2013: PayPoint has celebrated its Exemplar Service award from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) by launching a new speech-enabled cash machine in Roehampton, south west London. PayPoint was honoured by the RNIB for its achievement in deploying talking ATMs.

The new generation speech-enabled ATM was unveiled at Danebury’s Convenience Store in Roehampton on Friday, 1 November, when RNIB presented the Award to PayPoint.

RNIB Exemplar Service Awards are given to organisations which exemplify best practice for improving access to services for blind and partially sighted people. PayPoint is a supporter of the RNIB’s “Make Money Talk” campaign designed to improve access to cash for blind and partially sighted people in the UK. PayPoint was awarded recognition for being the first independent provider currently working with RNIB to install talking ATMs.

Seamus Smith, Managing Director, PayPoint UK, commented: “PayPoint is committed to helping retailers meet the needs of their customers and local communities. The RNIB’s Make Money Talk campaign does brilliant work and we are proud to be a supporter.  This latest talking ATM installation confirms our commitment to the drive towards updating all cash machines around the UK. A quarter of our estate is already speech-enabled and, as we continue to roll out new ATMs, we look forward to a future when all PayPoint machines will be speech-enabled.”

Natalie Doig, Campaigns Officer for Inclusive Society at RNIB, added: “We are thrilled to provide PayPoint with this award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to improving access to cash for the nearly two million people living with sight loss in the UK. We look forward to continuing our relationship with PayPoint to increase the number of talking ATMs across the country and making the overall cash access experience better for all blind and partially sighted customers.”

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Contacts:

PayPoint Press Office
Karla Winch / Cathy Donald, Brands2Life
020 7592 1200 / 07940 422 931 / 07793 287 749
PayPoint@Brands2Life.com

RNIB Public Relations Team
Rachel Harby
0207 391 2043 or 0207 391 2223
rachel.harby@rnib.org.uk

ABOUT RNIB

RNIB is the leading charity working in the UK offering practical support, advice and information for anyone with sight difficulties. If you, or someone you know, has a sight problem RNIB can help. Call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visitwww.rnib.org.uk.