Meta Financial Group subsidiary MetaBank has extended its ongoing partnership with ATM company NationalLink by three years.

Meta has been NationalLink’s ATM sponsor since 2005 and enables NationalLink ATMs to gain access to national and regional debit networks.

Meta EVP and head of payments Sheree Thornsberry said: “NationalLink is a leader in the ATM industry, with deep expertise and a wide reach.

“We’re thrilled to extend our 13-year relationship with them. We look forward to working together to develop creative financial solutions for their partners and clients.”

Established in 1992, NationalLink offers ATM and cash handling solutions with more than 15,000 ATMs serving customers across the country.

Its service portfolio includes ATM processing, deployment, repairs and armoured services.

NationalLink president and CEO Sam Kandah said: “Meta has been an exceptional business partner to us for more than a decade.

“They offer the breadth and depth we need in an ATM sponsor partner, and offer a unique combination of relationships and resources that help us succeed in an evolving market.”

Set up in 1954, Meta operates across the payments, commercial finance, community banking and consumer lending sectors, among others.

Last year, its parent Meta Financial Group signed a deal to acquire Crestmark Bancorp in a $320.6m transaction.

Meta also partnered with CURO Group Holdings in 2018 to launch credit products for underbanked Americans.