A system for displaying information on distributed automated transaction devices (2) is described. The information which is to be displayed is stored in a central unit (4), and is transferred to a local unit (1) for display on a screen (11) in an automated transaction device (2) under the control of the local unit (1). Which of a plurality of information messages should be displayed is decided on the basis of a number of criteria determined by the person who wishes to distribute the information message. By means of the system pauses are detected in the automated transaction devices (2), and a message is displayed on the automated transaction device's screen (11) for the duration of the pause. The local unit (1) updates the central unit (4) frequently with regard to the number of exposures, and criteria such as the priority given to the various messages are altered as a result of these updatings. For their part the local units (1) are updated by the central unit (4) when new priorities are calculated, or when new messages or criteria are specified.