70 of the 1,200 that have already decided will be installed in the Basque Country
Correos has already decided where it will place a good part of the 1,500 ATMs that it expects to install throughout the national territory in the next three years and for which it is already looking for a service provider. Specifically, it has already made the distribution of the 1,200 that it will locate in its own offices and that can be used during their opening hours. The remaining 300 will be installed in municipalities with between 500 and 3,000 inhabitants of rural areas yet to be determined, although in any case they will be localities where there is no bank branch (or will be without it soon) but there are service points of the public company.
Of these 1,200, a total of 70 will be placed in Corres offices located in the Basque Country: 7 in Álava, 34 in Bizkaia and 29 in Gipuzkoa. Madrid and Barcelona, with 151 and 134 are the provinces that will have the most ATMs, which have been distributed “according to the needs analyzed by the company.” Where they will have the least presence will be in Ceuta, Melilla, Teruel and Soria (one in each), followed by Palencia and Segovia with two, Ávila with three, and Cuenca and Zamora with four.
As specified in the contract specifications, bidders must guarantee the provision of devices capable of offering the basic operations of any ATM and integration with the most widespread banking networks in Spain. The initial duration of the contract will be five years and may be extended up to ten years. This tender involves the leasing of spaces in 1,500 offices of the entire Post Office network throughout Spain, for which the company that obtains the contract must pay a fixed rent depending on the location of the terminal and a percentage according to the number of operations carried out. .
With this new deployment of ATMs, the project that Correos began in March, consisting of the installation of 109 ATMs in offices throughout Spain, is significantly expanded. This initiative, which is currently nearing completion, was later expanded to 20 more locations, in towns with fewer than 3,000 inhabitants without a bank branch.