Charging bank machines row reaches Post Office

25 January 2005
The inquiry into fee charging bank machines will question Post Office officials next month, over the number of fee-paying ATMs at its branches, the Guardian reports.

The Treasury Select Committee's investigation into cash machine charges is likely to challenge the fit of such ATMs in Post Offices with the Government's stated aim of tackling financial exclusion.

Of the 2,500 cash machines in Post Office branches, around 1,850 are thought to be fee charging.

Committee chairman John McFall said he wanted to look at how the Government's ideas about financial exclusion are being "adhered to and upheld".

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