BOSTON and HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PaymentsJournal.com — a payments and banking news, information and engagement site hosted by Mercator Advisor Group — today launched its Cash Strategy Session portal. Sponsored by global ATM services provider Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM), the Cash Strategy Session offers an in-depth look at the vital role of cash as part of the larger payments industry, examining the news and data points industry professionals need to stay up-to-date. Cardtronics is the world's largest retail ATM owner. Mercator Advisory Group is the leading U.S. payments research and consulting firm.
Cardtronics Chief Marketing Officer Tom Pierce said:
"Given the organic transaction volume growth at Cardtronics-owned and -operated ATMs we've witnessed in recent years, our company has a direct line-of-sight to how significant cash remains today amongst a broad menu of consumer payments mechanisms.""Consumers use a variety of payments methods and the core strengths of cash — universal acceptance, privacy and budget control — ensure its relevancy even amongst an explosion of new payments options. Consequently, Cardtronics sponsors the Cash Strategy Session from PaymentsJournal.com, because an information sharing community centered on payments and banking would be incomplete without it. Market research validates the sustained use of cash by consumers in both emerging and developed markets and the Cash Strategy Session provides a forum to share and discuss that data." Strategy Sessions by PaymentsJournal.com These in-depth Strategy Sessions are topic-centric and built from a wealth of information posted on PaymentsJournal.com, including news, white papers, data points, resource links and insights by Mercator Advisory Group analysts and industry professionals. A key component of the Cash Strategy Session is the "Industry Perspectives" section that will offer an opportunity for an exchange of ideas by analysts, corporate thought leaders and industry prognosticators exploring diverse topics and opinions.