ING customers benefit from free access to Cardtronics' Spanish network
ING increases its brand presence in key Spanish locations
HOUSTON and BARCELONA, Spain, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM), the world's largest ATM operator, today announced the successful rollout of ING branding on select Cardtronics ATMs in Spain and free access for ING customers.
Following the signing of a long-term agreement in December 2018, ING's 3.9 million Spanish customers enjoy free access to Cardtronics' ATMs in Spain. At the same time, the co-branding arrangement sees Cardtronics ATMs carry ING branding in key locations for the bank.
The announcement comes as Cardtronics is seeing increasing global demand among banks for similar partnerships, as many of them put a greater focus on their digital strategies, while looking for cost-efficient alternatives to ensure they maintain the necessary bridges to the physical world of financial services.
Marc Terry, International Managing Director of Cardtronics, said:
"Across the world, online banks are realizing that they need to provide their customers with a basic infrastructure of physical banking that complements their digital channels. At the same time, traditional banks are reducing their ATM networks and branch infrastructure. Our global reach is growing by the day and we are experiencing a surge in demand for our services from Financial Institutions in all of our core geographies."
About Cardtronics plc
Cardtronics is the trusted leader in financial self-service, enabling cash transactions at approximately 227,000 ATMs across 10 countries in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. Leveraging our unmatched scale, expertise and innovation, top-tier merchants and businesses of all sizes use our ATM solutions to drive growth, in-store traffic, and retail transactions. Financial services providers rely on Cardtronics to deliver superior service at their own ATMs, on Cardtronics ATMs where they place their brand, and through Cardtronics' Allpoint Network, the world's largest surcharge-free ATM network, with over 55,000 locations. As champions of cash, Cardtronics converts digital currency into physical cash, driving payments choice for businesses and consumers alike.
ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank. The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank's 52,000 employees offer retail and wholesale banking services to customers in over 40 countries.
ING Group shares are listed on the exchanges of Amsterdam (INGA AS, ING.AS), Brussels and on the New York Stock Exchange (ADRs: ING US, ING.N).
Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's strategy, which is evidenced by the number one position among 395 banks ranked by Sustainalytics. ING Group shares are being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World) where ING is among the leaders in the Banks industry group.
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Source: Cardtronics USA, Inc.