Story: Banking and finance

The arrival of ATMs

The arrival of ATMs

Automatic teller machines (ATMs) first came into widespread use internationally in the 1970s. The Auckland-based Northern Building Society opened this ATM in Wellington in May 1981. Westpac introduced its first ATMs in 1982 and the National Bank in 1984.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1981/1906/20A

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How to cite this page:

David Tripe, 'Banking and finance - The business of banking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by David Tripe, published 11 Mar 2010