SAN FRANCISCO — Innoventry Corp., which makes face-recognizing check-cashing machines for the unbanked, announced that it has made $1 billion of cash disbursements to customers.

The joint venture of Wells Fargo & Co. and the pawnshop chain Cash America was launched in August 1999. It has more than 850 cash management machines in major retail stores in 20 states. More than one million customers have enrolled to use the machines, and these customers have cashed more than 3.5 million checks.

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