Portugal's Multibanco System is a sophisticated system of Automatic Teller Machines (ATM). SIBS (Sociedade Interbancária de Serviços SA), the company behind Multibanco, launched the network in September 1985 with the installation of 12 machines in Lisbon and Oporto. Over 11,000 machines are now available throughout Portugal, in banks, supermarkets, shopping malls, stations, museums and airports.
The Multibanco system has more functionalities than ATMs in other countries, the services offered include:
Household bills (gas, telephone, electricity) can be paid for through the Multibanco ATMs. Each bill has a box with the payment details and references which need to be keyed in to specific fields on screen when at the ATM.
The MB machine will automatically issue a receipt which is proof of payment and contains the time, date, company reference details and amount paid. This should kept with the bill as proof of payment should a problem arise.
There is a withdrawal limit of €400 per day and three attempts at the pin number before the card is retained by the machine.
Lost cards can be reported to Cartões Perdidos
|Consultas de Saldo||Balance enquiry|
|Transferências de Segunda Conta a Primeira Conta||Transfers from second to first account|
|Transferências de Primeira Conta a Segunda Conta||Transfers from first account to second account|
|Transferência Interbancária||Inter-bank transfers|
|Pagamentos ao Sector Estado||Payments to the state sector|
|Pagamento ao Sector Publico||Payments to the public sector|
|Pagamentos a Segurança Social||Payments to social security|
|Pagamentos de Serviços e Compras||Paying for goods and services|
|Retirar O Seu Dinheiro||Please take your money|
|Em Actualização. Dirigir-se ao Multibanco mais Próximo||The machine is temporarily out of order, go to another Multibanco Machine|
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