Bank of Scotland reports bumper month for ATMs

Bank of Scotland reports bumper month for ATMs

Bank of Scotland's network of cash dispensers broke all records in December 2001, when customers withdrew over £448 million from the bank's 1224 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) - an increase of 13% on 2000's record figure of £397 million.

Seven ATMs dispensed over £1 million during December. The single busiest machine was at Glasgow Cross, Glasgow, which issued over £1.3million last month. The top five machines also included: Thistle Centre, Stirling (£1,294,070), Mercat Centre, Kirkcaldy (£1,228,620), Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow (£1,079,100) and Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen (£1,042,480).

The busiest sites in the network included Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen, where the bank's four ATMs together issued over £3.1 million. Shopping centres at St Enoch Centre, Glasgow and East Kilbride also proved popular sites as the three machines at each site peaked £2.5 million.

The busiest weekend was Friday 22 - Sunday 24 December, when over £59 million was issued; 40% more than an average weekend. The majority of this was withdrawn on 22 December - £25.3 million.

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