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Key Challenges of a Cashless Society in 2021 and beyond

Well before COVID-19, some countries in various parts of the world were moving towards cashless societies. And, with consumer demand for more payment options leading the charge for non-cash payments, including contactless credit cards, talk of such a movement is on the rise again. But, while offering a choice of payments (on top of the […]

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Cash is the preferred payment option for all service workers

South Africa’s service workers are missing the certainty and immediacy of cash tips as many businesses are encouraging cashless payments, with some workers losing income to processing fees and the various distribution methods used by employers. Over 80% of service workers experience some kind of “wage theft” which in short occurs when customers include the […]

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The good note guide

We would like to highlight the importance of loading good quality notes into your ATM. What is a good note? Uncreased with no nicks, tears, sticky tape or paperclips Not only will good quality notes ensure that your ATM functions smoothly and without any reversals, but it will also ensure that the number of notes […]

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Spark ATM Systems: Company Announcement

Since founding Spark ATM Systems in 2006, our Managing Director Marc Sternberg, has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the company. After a long and successful 15 years, Marc has decided to leave the company, effective 31 Dec 2021, to pursue other interests. Through hard work, passion and commitment, Marc has steered […]

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Cash continues to remain relevant in a South African context

Cash continues to command the “share of wallet” when it comes to specific payments that South African consumers make on a day-to-day basis. While digital payment options continue to garner traction, it seems for now, cash continues to be the preferred payment method. Let us review a few of these cases: Toll Road Payments70% of […]

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Cash will always be relevant

Smart and online technologies are changing the way we pay, however cash is still the most attractive means of payment for a huge majority of people worldwide. We look at 10 key reasons for the relevance of cash. Cash ensures stable currency systems. It is not only the most secure means of payment and resilient […]

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Mandela Day 2021

When the world seemed to be falling apart around us during the month of July it did not deter the team at Spark ATM System’s from coming together to play their part in honouring the legacy of Madiba by celebrating Mandela Day in the best way possible; by doing good deeds and giving willingly to needy charities. The […]

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NCR acquires Cardtronics

There have been some exciting new developments at Spark ATM Systems recently, and we would like to share them with you. Spark ATM Systems was established in 2005 and, over the course of 16 years, became the leading independent ATM deployer in South Africa. In January 2017, Cardtronics plc (Nasdaq: CATM) acquired Spark ATM, marking […]

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What Does Cash Mean to You?

Cash is… a hot cup of coffee to jump start your day. Cash is… teaching entrepreneurship to tomorrow’s pancake stand tycoon. Cash is… a little security in times of uncertainty and upheaval. Cash is many things to many people. To Spark ATM Systems, cash is our reason for being. In fact, we have defined our […]

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If digital payment systems failed how would we cope?

Technology is advancing every single day and the things you thought were impossible 20 years ago is on the verge of being very possible now. The main issue is that everyone is so heavily dependent on technology these days that if something goes wrong they have no idea how to cope. Think about it for […]

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