Million dollar idea: The ATM
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How the cash machine became a million dollar idea

Out of cash? That used to mean going short until your bank opened in the morning. But fifty years ago, the first automated teller machines - ATMs or cash machines - started appearing outside bank branches in Britain.

Now, there are more than three million of them across the world - meaning our wallets need never be empty again. Aaron Heslehurst explains.

Video journalist: Jeremy Howell

  • 12 Jul 2019
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