A British bank came up with innovative idea to launch the world’s most relaxing ATM machine where customers are serenaded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to ease their financial fears.
The idea if this innovation was inspired by recently revealed data: 29% of people suffer from severe anxiety when checking the bank balance, while some of the customers feel so nervous that even can get physically sick.
The string section of the world famous orchestra who are mostly seen at the Proms playing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.5., are now playing along both sides of a walkaway leading to the ATM machine in London’s Brick Lane.
In order to ease the tension of checking the balance there is a room draped with white curtains and a whole group of cellos, violins and harps creating the relaxing atmosphere where ATM is installed. The room was designed by Atom Bank, which said that the whole idea was to take pain away of checking account balances. It turns out that around 2000 adults revealed how much they fret over the money. Atom’s research also showed a staggering 85 % of us have no idea what our current bank balance is while 6 per cent of us even lie to our partners about the state of their finances.
There were lucky attendants who managed to visit ATM before its official opening, and confessed that room’s light is very soft, and thanks to feather fans and music it helped them to take their minds off their finances.
Amelia Hazelrigg, 27, from London, said: “I hate checking my bank balance, I worry about how much money is in there.
“Going to an ATM in a white gallery with a harpist playing isn’t something you do everyday, but at least it took my mind off my lack of funds.”
The new relaxing ATM machine seems to cope with its main goal – to make visitors feel completely at ease as they confront their cash with the soft sounds of violas, harps, violins and cellos.
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