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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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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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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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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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Cards fail; cash prevails

On one of the busiest days shopping days of the year, Cyber Monday, 24 million RBS Group customers across the U.K. got schooled in the pitfalls of plastic. At 6:45 p.m., RBS computer systems crashed — for three hours. Cards fail; cash prevails

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12 September 2013 – ‘Industrial action’ behind slower SA growth forecast

South Africa’s economic growth is expected to slow through the rest of 2013 after a strong second-quarter performance, according to a Reuters news agency poll of economists who blamed widespread industrial strife for the slowdown. http://www.bdlive.co.za/economy/2013/09/12/industrial-action-behind-slower-sa-growth-forecast

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07 August 2013 – For life’s simple pleasures, cash

There is a definite imbalance in the advertising war on cash. We have seen the credit card companies, debit card providers, e-payment companies and even fringe payment options …   For life’s simple pleasures, cash

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August 2013 – Frequently asked questions

There are over 1.5 million ATMs installed worldwide, with a new ATM being installed approximately every 5 minutes, according to estimates by Retail Banking Research Ltd. Frequently asked questions  

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29 July 2013 – Focus on emerging markets

Fickle investors have spurned  emerging markets in recent weeks, but this route has obscured a  more alluring vista out on the horizon. Focus on emerging markets  

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29 July 2013 – Barnaby Jack, Hacker who made ATMs spit out cash dies

A prominent hacker who discovered a way to have ATMs spit out cash and was set  to deliver a talk about hacking pacemakers and other wireless implantable  medical devices has died in San Francisco, authorities and his employer said. Barnaby Jack dies

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