Some facts about ATMs

Some facts about ATMs

Some facts about ATMs

Today the ATM is considered one of the most important inventions of the second half of the twentieth century. The ATM could replace a rack with the operator in bank, and also allowed to remove available funds 24 hours per day and 7 days in a week.

As to the very first ATM, it was established on June 27, 1967 in the capital of Great Britain and belonged to bank under the name Barclay’s. ATM cost at that time made 18 thousand dollars, the thickness of the steel case did not exceed 1,6 centimeters. The first ATM gave out to inhabitants of London cash in exchange on the special voucher that was its unique function. In 1973 thanks to a computerization and the invention of plastic cards with electronic memory of function of the ATM extended. Naturally, it led to growth of their popularity around the world.

In Ukraine the first ATM was established only in 1996. Statistical data testify that about 2, 4 million ATMs today are around the world established and approximately each five minutes the new ATM is established. On the average one similar miracle of equipment makes 6400 operations in a month.

Interestingly that users of ATMs spend more money for 20 %-25 %, than those people who in purses have cash. Friday in the most popular afternoon of ATMs is. Surprisingly and that, despite all improvements of ATMs, the average ATM is mistaken in a year for 250 American dollars in favor of the client.

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