Running national ATM networks
Many European countries benefit from a long heritage of inter-bank cooperation. This is how SIX Payment Services first began – and we continue to support national banking communities by running the ATM networks in three countries.
Thanks to our heritage as a central service provider to the banking community, SIX runs the national ATM networks in three countries:
- Switzerland – 6,000 ATMs
- Austria – 7,400 ATMs
- Luxembourg – 500 ATMs
In each of these countries, we are responsible for determining and managing the common standards and requirements of the respective networks, and processing the interbank transactions.
SIX also plays a leading role in the strategic direction and development. In Switzerland, for example, we are involved in the development of an entirely new generation of ATMs – where the requirements involve interoperability, standardized, vendor-agnostic software, a harmonized migration process, and a uniform look and feel.