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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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How has the ATM evolved in recent years

Since launching in 1967, the ATM has become the most common way for banking customers to access cash wherever they are in the world. And in the early 2000s, ATMs hit their boom years and that’s when they really began to evolve. Over the last 15 years the ATM has gone from merely providing cash […]

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Systematic thinking always wins the day at Spark ATM Systems

Many companies would pay good money for the ability to see possible problems coming and deal with them before they actually become problems. Well, that ability is not as elusive as some might think. It’s called systemic thinking. Events – problematic or otherwise – are hardly ever once-off phenomena. Chances are that an event looming […]

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Cash trends in a digital world

Pounds, Euros, Rupees, Dollars, Rands and Shekels—and the various names of cash—are not things of the past even in an increasingly digital world. Yet, understanding cash trends is not so simple. Take India for example. Since 2016 there has been a push by the government for citizens to embrace digital transactions and move away from cash.  Yet the use of cash has increased in India even as digital payments increased. […]

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Cardtronics and NCR Business Combination

We are excited to announce that on 21 June 2021 NCR and Cardtronics completed a critical milestone required to start bringing our two companies together. NCR and Cardtronics will continue to operate as separate companies until we receive necessary U.K. regulatory clearances and consents. Dear Valued Cardtronics Customer, I am excited to tell you that […]

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There are no skills shortages for an employer of choice

South Africa’s talent pool has never been healthier, and it’s clear that Russel Berman of Spark ATM Systems is not joking when he says this. “There are no skills shortages for an employer of choice,” says Russel, Sales and Marketing Director. “It amazes me the number of times people who apply say ‘We’ve heard from […]

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