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Metadata Glossary

Indicator NameAutomated teller machines (ATMs) (per 100,000 adults)
Long definitionAutomated teller machines are computerized telecommunications devices that provide clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions in a public place.
SourceInternational Monetary Fund, Financial Access Survey.
TopicFinancial Sector: Access
Aggregation methodMedian
Limitations and exceptionsPopulation-based ratios of the number of branches and ATMs assume a uniform distribution of bank outlets within a country's area and across its population, while in most countries bank branches and ATMs are concentrated in urban centers of the country and are accessible only to some individuals.
General commentsCountry-specific metadata can be found on the IMF’s FAS website at
License TypeCC BY-4.0