This is so cool. Sometimes we are way ahead of the rest of the world… and sometimes far behind… so I don’t know if you all can do this or not…. but it is new to me.
I went to my bank earlier today to exchange some money and see Kung Yi. He told me about this new “eATM” that most of the banks are going to here… which is just using your own computer to accomplish some things you’d normally go to an ATM machine for. Obviously… you can’t withdraw money… that would be cool though… just print it out on your printer! But… you can transfer money and my landlord is going to really like the fact that I now have access to eATM.
I just paid my rent by hooking the IC SmartCard reader to my USB port… then went to the bank’s website and clicked on their eATM link. Then I put my ATM card in the card reader and enter my PIN. Then the interface is much like the ATM screen. I just entered my landlord’s bank account and sent the money. How convenient! I’m expecting to get a confirmation email after I post this.