Demonetization: 5 Apps and Websites to Avoid Long Queues at ATMs and Banks

Tired of seeing the long serpentine queues and wish you had an alternative? Why don't you check out these 5 alternatives that will help you locate a working ATM nearby.

While we are hoping that the current demonetization exercise will likely turn for the better, there is still some skepticism about where our nation and its economy will head in the days to come.

5 Apps and Websites to Avoid Long Queues at ATMs and Banks

As of now, the cash crunch scenario has put curious impacts on many. People are rushing to banks and ATM machines creating serpentine queues in a quest to get information on exchanging their old notes for the new ones as well as deposit or withdraw money.

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Banks are trying their best to help people with a smooth transition but concerns regarding cash availability seems to arise now and then. In fact, all the banks' ATMs have not yet been loaded with cash and people have access to only select ATMs.

The news is that banks are yet to calibrate all their ATMs to support the new Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 500 notes. While it may still take some more time, people are now desperate to find a working ATM or an ATM with enough cash.

5 Apps and Websites to Avoid Long Queues at ATMs and Banks

So if you are facing the cash crunch and are looking for a reliable solution, you can let out a sigh of relief. Many companies and app developers have come up with genuine tools to help you in your quest to find the ATM near you and spare you from standing in long queues only to find out that the ATM is not working or has run out of cash.

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More importantly, some of these tools help you to find working ATM with cash near you, others can even tell how long the ATM queues are.

Here are 5 ways to locate a working ATM near you.

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# The Walnut App

The Walnut app which primarily is one of the popular money manager cum expense tracker app allows users to find nearby ATMs that have cash. The app can also provide information regarding the length of the queues at the ATM kiosks and report the time a particular ATM kiosk was last active.

In the app, you can see colour-coded pins and it indicates the activity status of nearby ATMs. A Green coloured pin indicates an ATM that is currently active, while an Orange coloured pin signifies an ATM that was recently active. Similarly, a Grey coloured pin means an ATM that has been active in the last few days.

Walnut also enables its users to share the location and queue status of a working ATM kiosk with their friends or family. One thing to note, the app may not always give an accurate picture of the situation at an ATM, which is often the case with services that rely on crowd-sourced input.

However, Walnut is free to download and is available on both iOS and Android devices.

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# Cash No Cash

It is another free service that has been launched in order to help citizens find the nearest cash point. The CashNoCash.com supported by Quikr and Nasscom is a crowd-sourced website which is helping people find the nearest ATM based on their pincode.

You just need to type in your pincode in the search box and hit the 'Find Cash' button. Cash No Cash like the walnut app will also display the ATMs with cash in green pins, the ones with long wait time in orange, and out-of-cash ATMs in red.

 

# ATM Search

Similarly, by offering information based on crowdsourced data, ATMsearch.in is a website that can provide information about the status of ATMs around your area.

You can search for any area on the website by typing the location and clicking the search ATM button. You will now see a list of ATMs that have cash or no cash and information on how long the ATM queues are.

ATM Search gives users an option to update the information about existing ATMs in the database and allows them to add unlisted ATMs by providing basic details, such as bank name, landmark, and crowd status, thus enabling any user to solve the cash crunch issue that the public is facing.

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# CMS ATM Finder

Well, CMS is the fifth largest ATM management company worldwide and is mainly involved in driving the cash cycle in India.

You need to follow this link: http://atmfinder.cms.com/atmfinder/ATMStatus.aspx

As you enter the above link in the browser or just click it, you will be directed to the ATM Finder page. Here there will be an option that lets you choose your State and City. On choosing your location using the dropdown box, it will help find a list of ATMs managed by CMS. The list shows ATMs that are up and running.

At the right side, you also get the option to notify CMS if a particular ATM is shut or out of cash.

However, this is limited to only the 55,000 CMS ATMs, but it has the benefit of having accurate information, straight from the company that operates these ATMs.

 

# Google India Search Tab

Google India has added a new tool called ‘Find an ATM Near You' on its main page, just below the Google search button. This comes as finding an ATM that is working has become a challenge for many. So, once you click the tab, it will take you to Maps and displays the list of ATM nearby your place. Google also lists all the bank brands near to the user's location on the map with direction details.

This feature is available on both mobile and desktop. However, no update regarding the cash availability or if there are any people can be seen.


There are other methods as well to find information about ATMs. Users can download respective bank's mobile applications on Google Play and Apple App stores. They too provide ATM location details services. Moreover, you can also use social media to find out if ATMs near you have cash or no cash.

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