Cardtronics

Summary

Cardtronics Australasia Pty Ltd (Cardtronics) is a major ATM deployer in Australia. On 22 December 2021, Cardtronics sought authorisation on behalf of itself and current and future members of the Allpoint and Allpoint+ ATM networks (the Participants) to make and give effect to contracts, arrangements or understandings that contain provisions to the effect that Cardtronics will provide:

  • Allpoint network members’ cardholders with surcharge-free ATM transaction services (cash withdrawals and balance checks) (the Allpoint Network Conduct), and/or
  • Allpoint+ network members’ cardholders with surcharge-free cash deposits at Allpoint+ ATMs and kiosks (the Allpoint+ Network Conduct).

Cardtronics sought authorisation for 10 years. Cardtronics also requested that the ACCC grant interim authorisation in respect of the Allpoint Network Conduct only.

On 24 February 2022, the ACCC granted interim authorisation for the Allpoint Network Conduct.

On 21 April 2022, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for 10 years.

On 30 May 2022, the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation until 30 May 2032.

The ACCC’s final determination, draft determination and interim authorisation decision and a copy of the application for authorisation are available below.

Applicant(s)

  • Cardtronics Australasia Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000599-1