January 18, 2011
BETHESDA, MD - (January 18, 2011)
– Allpoint Network, a Cardtronics, Inc. affiliate (NASDAQ: CATM), and the operator of the largest surcharge-free ATM network, has added more than 2,500 Cardtronics Mexico ATMs across Mexico in leading retail locations such as OXXO.
The new access places Allpoint in the top ten largest ATM operators in Mexico alongside the country’s biggest banks. The ATMs offer both Spanish and English language options and will carry the Allpoint logo. With the expansion, Allpoint now provides surcharge-free ATM access throughout the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Australia.
"More than 4.3 million U.S. tourists traveled to Mexico in 2010 alone," said Ben Psillas, President of Allpoint. "Providing these tourists, as well as more frequent business travelers, convenient, surcharge free ATM access while they travel is consistent with the Allpoint brand promise. Our expansion into Mexico provides Allpoint members expanded benefits in being able to attract and retain customers in this competitive marketplace."
"For Cardtronics Mexico, it is a milestone to be able to join the Allpoint network, now providing surcharge free transaction access to our international customers through more than 2,500 ATMs," said Scott Abogado, General Manager of Cardtronics Mexico. "This further differentiates our solution in the Mexican market. We are the only ATM network to offer this type of quality services for our customers, as we continue to innovate the ATM industry in Mexico."
Allpoint is the largest surcharge-free ATM network with over 43,000 ATMs in leading national and regional merchant locations across the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Australia. Allpoint provides greater access, convenience and savings to customers of financial institutions while providing institutions the tools to compete more effectively for customers. For more information or to find the nearest Allpoint surcharge-free ATM, please visit www.AllpointNetwork.com.
Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM) is the world's largest non-bank owner of ATMs. The Company operates over 33,200 ATMs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Caribbean, primarily with well-known retailers such as 7-Eleven®, Chevron®, Costco®, CVS/pharmacy®, ExxonMobil®, Hess®, Rite Aid®, Safeway®, Target®, and Walgreens®. Cardtronics also assists in the operation of approximately 4,000 ATMs under managed services contracts with customers such as Kroger®, Travelex®, and Circle K®. In addition to its retail ATM operations, the Company provides services to large and small banks, credit unions, and prepaid card issuers allowing them to place their brands on over 12,000 Cardtronics' ATMs and providing surcharge-free access through Cardtronics' Allpoint Network. For more information, visit www.cardtronics.com.
Ben Psillas, President of Allpoint Network