Smart tellers pop up at banks

Forget ATMs. Guangdong has taken the lead on launching “smart tellers” that allow residents to file taxes at their local bank branches. China Construction Bank has rolled out the first.

Taxpayers only need bring their ID cards to the machine. No paperwork is needed: just a formal identity-verification process. It takes under a minute.

The machines, currently installed in 15 locations, offer other services as well, such as social security payments, personal credit reports and more. The bank plans to expand to all 1,100 branch locations in the province, by installing a total of 4,100 smart tellers.

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