DETROIT (12/14/15)--DTE Energy has placed 30 ATM-like cash payment kiosks in locations around Detroit and Michigan targeted at consumers who might not have a credit card or traditional savings or checking account.
The kiosks have been placed in DTE payment centers and Rite Aid pharmacies.
The kiosks, which were designed by DivDat, a Ferndale, Mich.-based bill processing firm, accept all forms of payment, including cash. The goal is to make it easier and less expensive for low-income consumers to pay utility bills, DTE Energy representatives said (Detroit Free Press Dec. 9).
The kiosks, which do not dispense cash, are free. The program collects roughly $3.5 million per month for the utility.