Monday, February 13, 2017
South Dakota, USA & London, United Kingdom - ATMIA today released a statement kick-starting the 50th anniversary of the ATM by praising the role of ATM operators who have rolled out over 3 million ATMs worldwide since the ATM’s invention in 1967. This global infrastructure of ATMs provides convenient and vital access for millions of consumers to cash and a growing range of banking services.
“We should raise our glasses to toast banks, credit unions and independent operators for all their hard work in deploying 3 million ATMs in half a century to change our world forever,” commented Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. “They are the ones who made it happen out on the high streets, in the malls, at transport nodes and in the convenience stores and thousands of other retail locations.”
At the same time, ATMIA begins its celebration of its 20th year by thanking the army of financial institutions and independents in forty different countries who are members of the association, including the largest ATM operators on the planet.
“Our list of bank members reads like a who’s who of leading retail banks and national and international providers of financial services,” Lee stated. “ To name only a sample, we have ABN Amro, AIB Group, Banco Bradesco S.A., Bank of America, Capital One Bank, CIBC, Citibank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, e-laCaixa, First National Bank of South Africa, HSBC, IBERIA Bank, ICICI Bank Canada, ING, JP Morgan Chase, Lloyds Banking Group, National Australia Bank, National Bank of Greece, Nationwide Building Society, Nedbank (South Africa), RBC Royal Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sainsburys Bank, Santander UK, Societe Generale, Standard Bank of South Africa, Standard Chartered Bank, Swedbank, Tesco Bank and Westpac.”
In addition, ATMIA thanked the host of Independent ATM Deployers (IADs) who have revolutionized the market with millions of convenient off-premise ATMs.
“We are grateful to our loyal IAD members, among whom is the world’s largest ATM deployer, Cardtronics,” Lee continued. “Our IAD members include such names as Access Cash General Partnership (EZEE ATM), Access One Solutions d/b/a Access One ATM, Alaska ATM Service, American ATM, ATM Today, ATM USA, AutocashATM , Bankomat AB, BankTech Asia, Capital Network, Cardtronics, Citywide ATM, DC Payments Pty Ltd, Edge One, Inc, eGlobal, Electronic Network Cash Tellers, Electronic Payment & Services, Empire ATM Group, Euronet Worldwide, First Regents Bancservices, Grant Victor, INSTACASH ATMS, International ATM, International Merchant Services, Inc., Joint Electronic Teller Services Ltd, Malaysian Electronic Payment System, MobileMoney, Inc., Moneycorp, National ATM Systems Inc., NationalLink Inc., Note Machine, Payment Alliance International, Inc., Paypoint Network Ltd, Tecban - Tecnologia Bancaria, Travelex Currency Services, Universal Cash Systems Inc, among so many others.”
The countries represented by ATMIA’s bank and IAD membership are, in alphabetical order: Albania, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
“When you combine the IADs and Financial Institutions, whether banks or credit unions, who are members of ATMIA, it is a mighty force, covering vast estates of the total ATM deployment in the world,” Lee concluded. “We are the only international network providing connections to this amazing community of deployers, through our conferences, member database and our wide range of committee and advocacy work.”
“We appreciate all our 8,000+ members worldwide, especially in our 20th year, and we aim to become more and more member-centric as an organization,” noted Sharon Lane, Global Director, Finance & Member Services of ATMIA.
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ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves more than 8,000 members from over 650 participating companies in 65 countries spanning the whole ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers. ATMIA provides education, advocacy and connections to help its members keep abreast of industry news and developments; increase knowledge and professionalism; improve operational efficiencies; understand and influence regulatory processes; participate in the local, regional and global ATM community; and forge new relationships to advance their businesses. Founded in 1997, ATMIA has active chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East focusing on the unique needs and issues of each region. For more information, please visit atmia.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.