47 Years of Life with Cash

June 27th 1967 was the 1st ATM launch across the world by Barclays Bank in North London. This instance of the invention is credited to John Shepherd-Barron of printing firm De La Rue. The Barclays-De La Rue machine (called De La Rue Automatic Cash System or DACS) beat the Swedish saving banks’ and a company called Metior’s machine (a device called Bankomat) by a mere nine days and Westminster Bank’s-Smith Industries-Chubb system (called Chubb MD2) by a month.

A Bank ATM at West Saidapet, shown here.

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