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The IAD: Forging the way forward for the ATM

by Tom Pierce, Chief Marketing Officer, Cardtronics A long time ago, 50 years to be exact, a bank installed the first-ever ATM. For the better part of the next quarter century, when a person used an ATM, it was operated by a financial institution. Eventually, times changed and independent deployers joined banks in having the […]

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Cardtronics Expands into South Africa by Acquiring Spark ATM Systems

Cardtronics plc (Nasdaq: CATM) announced on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, that it has closed on the acquisition of Spark ATM Systems Proprietary Limited – a move that marks Cardtronics’ entry into the South African market. Privately held and headquartered in Cape Town, Spark ATM Systems is a fast-growing independent ATM deployer (“IAD”) in South Africa, […]

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12 December 2013 – SA retailers aim for under-serviced communities

SA RETAILERS have been in spatial expansion mode for more than 10 years, with no sign of their race for space slowing. It is a trend Evan Walker of 36One  Asset Management believes has negative implications for retail share investors and consumers. SA retailers aim for under-serviced communities

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12 December 2013 – Poor sales offer little festive cheer for SA retailers

If October’s poor retail trade sales are anything to go by, a bleak Christmas trading period lies ahead as household budgets remain under strain and South African consumers continue to tighten their belts. Poor October sales offer little festive cheer for SA retailers

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09 December 2013 – Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey

South African consumers want to avoid thinking about the ‘bad’ economic situation, and plan to enjoy this festive season.  This is one of the findings of the Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey, currently in its 16th edition. Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey

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08 December 2013 – Mandela: Backbone of business

Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela turned South Africa from a pariah state to the world’s darling, and in doing so, he brought the country into the global economy, City Press reported on Sunday. Mandela: Backbone of business

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02 December 2013 – Global ATM Market 2012-2016

The analysts forecast the Global ATM market to grow at a CAGR of 6.36 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growth in the APAC region and Africa in ATM installations. Global ATM Market 2012-2016: Both APAC and Africa are Considered as High Growth Regions

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28 November 2013 – Holiday season spending tips

When festival spree is in the air, people get  busy shopping and spending. This is the time when monthly budgets are at risk of holiday overspending. It is natural to get carried away with all the deals and offers during this time, especially when one has worked so hard for it during the rest of […]

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10 November 2013 – Consumers cautioned about reckless spending

In credit-hungry South Africa, where household debt is at 75.4% of disposable income while the household savings level remains at a mere 1.7% of GDP, the South African Savings Institute (SASI) faces the momentous task of reminding consumers about the need to spend wisely and set aside a portion of their end of year earnings, […]

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01 April 2013 – Growth in ATM Withdrawal Volumes

The global ATM market is set to continue to grow, largely as a result of huge projected growth in demand for cash withdrawal services in the coming years, particularly from emerging markets, according to “Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2017”, a study from London-based strategic research and consulting firm, RBR. Growth in ATM Withdrawal […]

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