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50 years & counting for ATM.

Byline: vicky shaw

THE hole-in-the-wall cash machine has now been in operation for 50 years.

The world's first ATM was unveiled by Barclays at their Enfield branch in London on June 27, 1967.

The concept was invented by Scot James Goodfellow - but the version used by Barclays was created by another engineer, John Shepherd-Barron.

To mark the anniversary of the device, the bank have transformed the modern-day cash machine at the Enfield branch into gold.

Despite the rise in the use of online and mobile banking and the use of chipand-pin cards, the ATM is still popular.

The UK record for the most cash withdrawn in a day was broken last December as Christmas shoppers withdrew PS730million.

Raheel Ahmed of Barclays said: "We're very proud of the role we've played in the history of the cash machine."



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Date:Jun 27, 2017
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