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The ATM at 50: How the automated teller machine changed consumer behaviour
They're ubiquitous-and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things. It was a radical move when Barclays Plc installed cash machines in a London suburb in 1967. The utilitarian machine gave fixed amounts of money, using special vouchers-the magnetic-striped ATM card hadn't been invented yet. As the ATMs became familiar, though, they changed not only the banking industry but made people comfortable interacting with kiosks in exchange for goods.
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