Cardtronics

Summary

On 22 December 2021, the ACCC received an application for authorisation from Cardtronics Australasia Pty Ltd (Cardtronics) 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 is seeking authorisation for 10 years. Cardtronics has 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.

Submissions about the draft determination are due by 6 May 2022. Details about how to make a submission are available in the ACCC’s letter to interested parties about the draft determination, available from the link below.

An indicative timetable for the ACCC’s assessment is set out below.

22 December 2021

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

13 January 2022

Public consultation process begins.

24 February 2022

Interim Authorisation Decision.

21 April 2022

Draft determination.

April/May 2022

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

May/June 2022

Final determination.

 

Applicant(s)

  • Cardtronics Australasia Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000599-1