NCR Corporation has won
contracts to install automated teller machines in El Metro, Madrid’s
subway system, with Banco Santander Central Hispano (BSCH), Caja Madrid and
Caja Duero. The three contracts total several million dollars and cover the
supply, installation and maintenance of 275 NCR Personas 70 ATMs. The ATMs are
being rolled-out to Madrid’s main stations this year.
Commenting on what will be the largest ATM installation for Madrid’s
subway, Bob Tramontano, NCR Financial Solutions Division vice president,
business development and strategic marketing, said, “In Europe we are seeing a
trend away from ATMs being placed solely in bank branches. The growing number
of ATMs in subway stations, airports and coffee shops is reflecting consumer
demand to bank at convenient locations where cash and other services are
The ATMs will be placed in the subway stations’ lobbies and ticket areas.
Beyond cash, additional services such as the payment of bills, passbook
updates and ticketing could be offered from the ATMs in the future. Caja
Madrid already offers such services through part of its ATM network.
Depending on the usage of the ATMs, the three financial institutions have
expressed an interest in expanding the number of their branded ATMs in
Madrid’s subway stations.
About Banco Santander Central Hispano (BSCH)
Banco Santander Central Hispano is a global financial group. It is the
largest financial institution in both Spain and Portugal, the second largest
in the euro zone and in the top fifteen world-wide by assets. The group is in
42 countries and has more than 35 million customers.
About Caja Madrid
The second largest savings bank in Iberia, Caja Madrid has assets of
$88 billion. Caja Madrid owns more than ten percent of Indra, one of Spain
and South America’s leading IT companies.
About Caja Duero
Caja Duero generated more than 1.5 billion pesetas in 2000. Caja Duero is
the largest provider of ATMs in central Spain.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in providing Relationship
Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide. NCR’s Relationship
Technology solutions include the Teradata(R) database and analytical
applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and demand chain
management, store automation systems and automated teller machines (ATMs).
The company’s business solutions are built on the foundation of its long-
established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding
software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and
media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 33,300 in
more than 100 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor’s 500