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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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Capitec Bank rising to become a JSE top 40 company in its 14-year history.

Every so often a company destined to shake a sector out of its comfort zone roars onto the scene. Capitec, once an insignificant microlender, has done just that in retail banking, rising to become a JSE top 40 company in its 14-year history. Capitec Bank rising to become a JSE top 40 company in its […]

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Why Spark ATM switched to mobile to delight their customers

The Challenge – Spark ATM Systems installs and manages merchant-loaded ATMs in convenience locations across South Africa. Why Spark ATM switched to mobile to delight their customers

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Spark plans to roll out 300 ATMs in Zimbabwe

“It already had nearly 40 cash machines installed inside shops, food courts and filling stations.” SOUTH Africa’s Spark ATM Systems is targeting expansion into five other African countries in the next three years after successfully growing in Zimbabwe, where it has rolled out in-store cash machines. In Zimbabwe, the company has plans to have about […]

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Metacom enables SA’s leading independent ATM network

Since 2005 Spark ATM has grown to be South Africa’s leading independent ATM network, with over 2,500 cash machines in some of the country’s most remote areas – all built on the basis of a uniquely lean, low-cost business model that has enabled it to put ATMs where nobody else can. Metacom enables SA’s leading […]

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Spark Atm Systems Awarded International Certificate for Atm Operators in the Africa and the Middle East

The ATM Industry Association has announced that the first African ATM operator has been internationally certified for the industry’s professional online ATM operational training. Spark ATM Systems Awarded International Certificate for ATM Operators in the Africa and the Middle East  

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October ATM activity sluggish

Latest statistics released by the Spark Cash Index (SCI)*, which measures the average value of cash withdrawals across more than 2 200 Spark Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout South Africa, showed a slight increase in ATM withdrawal levels for October 2013…. October ATM activity sluggish as consumers prepare for the holiday rush

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28 October 2013 – ATM withdrawals decrease

The slow economic growth, as well as the risings costs are now being felt by South African consumers. Statistics released by the Spark Cash Index (SCI), which measures the average value of cash withdrawals across more than 2,200 Spark Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout South Africa, showed a decrease in ATM withdrawal levels for September […]

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28 October – Kitsbanke werk hard by groothandelaars

Kitsbanke by groothandelaars werk die hardste – wat wys verbruikers probeer bespaar op hul inkopies. Die grootste gemiddelde onttrekkings in September was volgens die Spark-kontantindeks (SCI) vir die atgste opeenvolgende maand by kitsbanke by groothandelaars. Kitsbanke werk hard by groot handelaars

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