Global ATM Functionality Overview

   New research from Mercator Advisory Group examines the expanding role of ATMs in various global markets 

Boston, MA – March 19, 2013 – Boston, MA – In new research, Global ATM Functionality Overview, Mercator Advisory Group reviews how ATMs are becoming banking hubs in many cash-centric markets throughout the world, as well as how their stature has been elevated by features outside traditional areas of simple cash withdrawal and deposits. This research note expands on material presented in the Mercator Advisory Group’s 2012 ATM Market Benchmark Report. 

“As usage of ATMs grows — and in some markets explodes — throughout the world, banks and other financial institutions are expanding the role of the ATM as well. Institutions in many countries have already discovered the intrinsic value of self-service banking, with ATMs being a hub of activity for many transactions,” comments Ed O’Brien, director of Mercator Advisory Group’s Banking Channels Advisory Service and author of the report. 

Highlights of this report include:  

 - Concentration of ATM usage by country

 - Expectations for growth of ATM channel by world region 

 - Identification of advances in ATM development and extensions into new areas of functionality

This research note is eight pages long and has four exhibits.  

Members of Mercator Advisory Group Banking Channels Advisory Service have access to this research note as well as the upcoming research for the year ahead, presentations, analyst access and other membership benefits.

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