Chase is rolling out its contactless ATM plan in two phases over the next year. The first phase will ask users to authenticate on their mobile banking app which will give them a seven-digit code that allows them to access the ATM without their debit card.
"This doesn’t replace the debit card. It’s just giving customers a more convenient choice in case they don’t have their debit card on them," Chase spokesman Michael Fusco said. Chase says it will rollout NFC-equipped ATMs later this year, that will let you access your ATM in the same way you access your credit cards on Apple Pay and Android Pay.
Wells Fargo and Bank of America will also adopt NFC-equipped ATMs later this year, but neither would confirm that their services would work with Apple Pay. While neither would confirm that Apple Pay would be supported, TechCrunch is reporting that both banks are working on supporting the service.
The adoption of contactless ATMs by major banks in US will likely help to cut down on card skimming and fraud. With no physical debit card to swipe, criminals would have to figure out how to crack the tough encryption on mobile payment Apple and Google's services, which is no easy task.
If you're wondering when you'll be able to use your phone at the ATM, Bank of America is looking like it will be the first bank to rollout the new ATMs. The bank said it will begin rolling out new ATMs in late February at "select ATMs in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Charlotte, New York and Boston followed by a broader roll out to customers mid year."