Danske Bank will still own and operate 85 ATMs located at its branches across Northern Ireland.

Pivotal (formerly known as RMS Group Services), whose services include cash and valuables in transit, cash processing, coin and note supply, foreign exchange and merchant services as well as ATM services, has been in operation for over 17 years. Today, Pivotal is a leading ATM company across the UK and Ireland, owning and servicing its increasing estate of ATMs and continuing to provide consumers with much needed access to cash.

Rónán Harper, Chief Executive Officer, Pivotal said:

“As a local company we’re proud to be taking over the mantle from Danske’s long established relationships with site owners across Northern Ireland. This acquisition is a natural fit for our strategic business growth and allows Pivotal to ensure our communities in Northern Ireland will still have their much needed access to cash. Our priority now is to ensure a smooth transition and that consumers benefit from the same high level of reliability and service.”

Vicki Hassan, Operations Director at Danske Bank said:

“We remain committed to serving our customers through a wide variety of options and we continue to invest in both our branch network and our digital channels. To invest and grow we must also continually look for ways to simplify our operating model. This decision will allow us to further support the business by freeing up time and resource to focus more efforts on our core banking activities.

“We’re pleased to have found in Pivotal a local specialist provider with strong experience in owning and managing ATMs and who can therefore ensure a continued high level of service and ATM availability for consumers across Northern Ireland.”