STAR (interbank network)

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Star ATM Network Logo.svg
Operating areaUnited States
OwnerFirst Data Corporation

STAR is an American interbank network. It is the largest interbank network in United States, with 2 million[1] ATMs,[2] 134 million cardholders and over 5,700 participating financial institutions. The STAR Network began in 1984 and was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2003.[3] The network is owned and operated by STAR Networks, a subsidiary company of First Data.


The network has existed since the 1980s, and has since included several other networks,[4] mostly in the 2000s:

  • Alert
  • BankMate
  • Cactus
  • Cash Station
  • Explore
  • Money Access Center (MAC)
  • MOST
  • VIA
Interbank networks that merged with STAR
Interbank networks that merged with STAR

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  1. ^ "For Consumers". January 13, 2006. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Fulton Financial Selects STAR Network as Primary ATM/Debit Network" (Press release). January 13, 2006. Archived from the original on September 25, 2006. Retrieved August 15, 2006.
  3. ^ "About: History". January 13, 2006. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Retailers". Archived from the original on August 7, 2006. Retrieved August 16, 2006.

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