It's often puzzled me why pensioners stand in queues outside banks. I used to think it was because of bureaucracy, but no, it's because they like to take the cash out and keep it at home.
They also prefer to pay their bills manually at kiosks and other places, since they can't get to grips with online banking. I have sympathy for them in this respect, but today, walking out of a bank with say, $40,000 is a dangerous game.
Only today, Banco Industrial in La Matanza was robbed at gunpoint of all its cash, leaving the pensioners worried and scared.
Apparently banks don't like to keep vast amounts of cash for this purpose, either and charge customers $200 for windows extractions vs ATMs. Not to mention staff cuts.
No names, but I do know several pensioners who walk out of the bank with thousands of pesos and then walk the streets paying bills manually.