Launches Cash Strategy Session

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BOSTON and HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- — a payments and banking news, information and engagement site hosted by Mercator Advisor Group — today launched its Cash Strategy Session portal. Sponsored by global ATM services provider Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM), the Cash Strategy Session offers an in-depth look at the vital role of cash as part of the larger payments industry, examining the news and data points industry professionals need to stay up-to-date. Cardtronics is the world's largest retail ATM owner. Mercator Advisory Group is the leading U.S. payments research and consulting firm.

Cardtronics Chief Marketing Officer Tom Pierce said:

"Given the organic transaction volume growth at Cardtronics-owned and -operated ATMs we've witnessed in recent years, our company has a direct line-of-sight to how significant cash remains today amongst a broad menu of consumer payments mechanisms."

"Consumers use a variety of payments methods and the core strengths of cash — universal acceptance, privacy and budget control — ensure its relevancy even amongst an explosion of new payments options. Consequently, Cardtronics sponsors the Cash Strategy Session from, because an information sharing community centered on payments and banking would be incomplete without it. Market research validates the sustained use of cash by consumers in both emerging and developed markets and the Cash Strategy Session provides a forum to share and discuss that data."

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These in-depth Strategy Sessions are topic-centric and built from a wealth of information posted on, including news, white papers, data points, resource links and insights by Mercator Advisory Group analysts and industry professionals. A key component of the Cash Strategy Session is the "Industry Perspectives" section that will offer an opportunity for an exchange of ideas by analysts, corporate thought leaders and industry prognosticators exploring diverse topics and opinions.

About Mercator Advisory Group

Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal

About Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM)

Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 80,100 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for America's most relevant retailers, enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers or expanding card holders' surcharge-free cash access on the local, national or global scene, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce.

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Source:Cardtronics, Inc.;Mercator Advisory Group