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Cardtronics Buys Rival ATM Network

Houston-based Cardtronics says it has acquired all the assets of Minnesota-based ATM Network for an undisclosed sum.

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ATM Network provides support services for about 6,200 merchant-owned cash machines, with clients in all fifty states and Washington, DC. Cardtronics spokesman Nick Pappathopoulos says it’s mainly those clients that will notice a change.

“We’re able to bring that processing in house. We have our own platform for that sort of thing, so that can mean that the whole process is done a little more efficiently. And also just being the overall scale of provider that Cardtronics is, with now over 61,000 ATMs as part of our overall portfolio, that gives us a little extra buying power with the vendors that we work with.”

Pappathopoulos says customers who use ATM Networks-serviced machines will see little difference. He says the merchants who own the machines are the ones who set the surcharges. That won’t change with the takeover.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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