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Three bank branches in Nebraska implement cash automation

First State Bank Nebraska installs ARCA cash recyclers to create new customer experience

MEBANE NC April 20, 2017 — First State Bank Nebraska, with assets totaling $475 million, recently eliminated the traditional teller line at several branches and adopted teller pods, thanks to the implementation of cash recyclers. ARCA, a global leader in cash handling solutions, provided the solution in the form of their CM18 cash recycler, one of many in their line of TCRs.

By opting for ARCA’s CM18, First State Bank Nebraska was able to make the transition seamlessly, remodeling their customers’ experience in the process.

“With the addition of the cash recyclers in several branches, we have eliminated the traditional teller line and [now] utilize two separate teller kiosks creating a new transaction experience for our customers,” said Brenda Watson, First State Bank Nebraska’s Chief Customer Officer.

First State Bank Nebraska’s Lincoln, Hickman and Beatrice locations have fully implemented cash automation.

“All of our solutions are created with an eye toward the future so the machine can adapt as the branch does,” said Michael Mares, ARCA’s VP of Business Development. “More and more banks are adopting technology that allow for better customer engagement and fully optimized efficiencies. This is just the first step for First State Bank Nebraska.”

The benefits of cash automation can be surprising, and First State Bank Nebraska saw them in more than one way.

“The recyclers help increase the speed of transactions and improve teller accuracy. Employees spend less time conducing vault transactions and more time assisting customers,” Watson said.

About ARCA

ARCA’s solutions help people control and streamline cash operations in financial institutions, retail stores, and self-service kiosks around the world. We develop technology and services that make transactions simpler, more efficient and more secure. Visit for more information.

About First State Bank Nebraska

First State Bank Nebraska is a $475 million bank with locations in Beatrice, Cortland, DeWitt, Dorchester, Filley, Firth, Hallam, Hickman, Lincoln, Pickrell, Valley, Waverly, Western, Wilber and Yutan. First State has over 100 employees. Visit to learn more.

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