Luanda – The number of Automated Payment Machines (APM) installed in various commercial outlets in the country reached 7,587 last year, against the 2,660 of the previous year, Angop learned Monday in Luanda.
The information was provided by the Empresa Interbancária de Serviços (EMIS).
According to EMIS data, there was also a rise from 717 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in 2008 to 995 last year.
The APMs network recorded a total of 2.8 million transactions in 2009, corresponding to Usd 314.3 million, against 1.4 million transactions in 2008, totalling Usd 166.8 million.
As to ATMs, there were 41.3 million transactions in 2009, corresponding to Usd 2.1 billion, against 31.6 million transactions that involved Usd 1.6 billion.
The national electronic payment system is run by EMIS and started functioning on July 27, 2001. It is held by the reserve “Banco Nacional de Angola” with 51 percent and the commercial banks operating in the country that respond for r 49 percent of the shares.