NYCE Corp. has purchased a small network of automated teller machines in Massachusetts, X-Press 24, from FleetBoston Financial Corp., the companies announced Monday.

The deal, which closed last week with no price disclosed, represents a further step in the consolidation of the electronic funds transfer business into the hands of a few big names. NYCE, of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., is the dominant network in the Northeast, and buying X-Press 24 was an opportunity to eliminate a competitor. X-Press 24 includes 116 ATMs belonging to 53 small financial institutions; under NYCE’s ownership, the X-Press 24 logo will disappear eventually.

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