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Canarians want more bank machines 

Some 45 per cent of Spaniards (51.9 per cent in the case of Canaries, the second highest percentage of the country) have difficulty accessing cash because they consider that there are fewer and fewer ATMs available, according to a study on media of payment and the use of this service in Spain.

The report, made by the ATM operator Cardtronics and the consultancy Hamilton Global Intelligence, concludes after more than 1,000 surveys that the Spanish have the need to have more cash dispensing points, as explained in a statement.

This perception has increased by five percent compared to last year and is higher in Madrid (52.6 per cent), the Canary Islands (51.9 per cent) and Northern Spain (49.4 per cent), after which according to the Bank’s data of Spain, the number of ATMs has gone from 61,714 in 2008 to 50,193 at present, 19 per cent less.

The study also reveals that most Spaniards use ATMs to have cash at least once a week and withdraw an average of 94 euros, an average amount that amounts to 350 euros per month.