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Blink and you'll get it!

Picture this: MasterCard is piloting a security scheme that will approve bankcard purchases with a selfie — and a blink.

How do you know when it's time to outsource your ATMs?

You don't have to wait until alarm bells go off. There are at least three indicators that your ATM fleet is foiling your FI's attempts to grow.

A successful omnichannel banking for a new branch model

The buzzwords in today’s banking industry are omnichannel, channel integration, cross-channel capabilities and a new branch model. Banks, big and small, are approaching a real revolution with the goals of improving customer experience and increasing efficiency.

Sponsored by: Auriga

EMV countdown: What can we learn from merchant migration?

ISOs and IADs will face many of the issues that now confront merchants looking down the barrel at EMV liability shifts in three months.

ATM software trends report evolves with the market

This year's software trends overview reflects the rise of branch transformation and the critical role of self-service technologies in its success.

AmeriCU Branch Transformation Case Study

Comprehensive solutions focused on people,process, members’ experiences and technology.

Sponsored by: Diebold, Incorporated

How to upgrade your ATMs to EMV and stay in business

ATM deployers don’t have to choose between EMV upgrades today and fraud risks later; options now available can make migration more affordable.

Cards and payments: Renew the old, bring in the new

Card and payment providers are invited to take an industry survey about the priorities, challenges and benefits ahead as they undertake a "new and renew" transformation in payments.

EMV liability shift for ATMs: Are you feeling lucky?

Nobody — no card network or government or bank — has said that ATM deployers have to upgrade to EMV. But what might you be putting at risk if you don't?

Summer reading list: The top 5 ATM features for June

Grab your e-reader and an ice-cold beverage, then head to the hammock and catch up on ATM Marketplace features you might've missed last month.

A Greek tragedy: 'The death of cash'

Not a week goes by without some Cassandra predicting the demise of cash. But Greeks' desperate quest to find stocked ATMs says that's more theatrics than fact.

Webinar: 2015 ATM Software and Self-service Trends

In a June 30 event (now available for replay) KAL and ATM Marketplace took the wraps off the 2015 software trends report — and offered a detailed look at what the survey results indicate.

7-Eleven, Cardtronics to part ways in US

The loss of its largest merchant account could create a gaping hole in Cardtronics' US portfolio when the company's current agreement with the c-store chain ends midway through 2017.

The battle of the bands

Banknotes take a beating from rubber bands. One simple packaging change could greatly improve the fitness of bills in circulation.

Legal tender? Time to reexamine the cost of cash

Cash has a cost for sure, but the real question is what price is a world without cash? The cost of ditching it could be a lot higher than many people realize.

As cash becomes quaint, are ATMs on a path to obsolescence?

Now that we have so many other alternatives to fulfill our banking needs — we can deposit a check with a snap from our smartphones — do we really need ATMs?

Hell's Bells — no more transaction fees!

Payments software giant ACI Worldwide has acknowledged that, in the future, users of licensed payments solutions won't look favorably upon vendors charging transaction fees.

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Entries due July 31 for ATM, mobile payments tech awards

Awards will honor Innovative FIs and ATM and Mobile Tech providers, as well as acquirers demonstrating excellence, leadership and initiative in EMV implementation.

Fiserv, Fujitsu to offer PalmSecure customer ID in branches

Banks that integrate the secure palm vein biometrics solution into their DNA IT platform will be better able to protect their customers from fraud, the companies say.

India considers looser regs on white label ATM investment

The motive behind the move is faster integration of India's unbanked millions into the nation's financial system, a report says.

MasterCard invites customer input at digital security lab

The broadened mandate of the lab will encourage joint problem-solving for fraud and risk in payments, MasterCard says.

More from the NCR buyout rumor mill ...

A bid from Thoma Bravo is said to be on the table, but sources say it's a toss-up as to whether NCR will accept $1 billion less than its asking price.

More than 5,500 organizations line up for .bank domain

Only verified and approved organizations may use the the top-level domain, whose features include strong encryption and authentication requirements.

Indicash rolls out new value-added services for white label ATMs

The network operator says that three new service offerings will help to create a 'seamless banking experience' at its 5,500 ATMs across India.

BPC, Palestine Monetary Authority launch national switch

The authority says the implementation will increase access to banking services, especially in rural areas, supporting the PMA's financial inclusion strategy.

EAST releases second fraud update for 2015

The trend of skimming-related losses occurring outside of EMV chip liability shift areas continued, but for once, the US was not the top spot for this type of fraud.

Wincor profits dip in Q3 as restructuring gets underway

Hardware sales fell while software and services sales rose; in restructuring, the company aims to further exploit opportunities presented by the digital trend in banking and retailing.

Florida men charged with bitcoin money-laundering

The suspects were arrested for their alleged connection with a scheme that sanitized approximately $1.8 million in illegal proceeds over two years.

Philly police investigating second ATM explosive attack

ATM explosions are rare in America, but two attacks this month in Philadelphia raise the question whether the US is at the leading edge of an unwelcome trend.

Barclays machine moniker misfire has Brits bristling

Naming your car: Acceptable. Naming your self-services devices: Not.

Missing EMV liability shift date NBD, IT execs say

In a recent survey, 42 percent of IT pros said their company was making no apparent progress on EMV; 58 percent didn't think missing the deadline would affect the bottom line.

EMVCo qualifies FIME contactless terminal RF test tool

FIME says that its test tool is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification for Level 1 PCD analog testing on contactless terminals.

Report: Cross-border, CNP fraud now dominate in Europe

A low overall rise of 6 percent across 19 European nations masks large shifts in cross-border fraud, FICO says.

Omnichannel ATM monitoring survey extended to Friday

The brief questionnaire is designed to highlight special needs in ATM monitoring technology for omnichannel environments — and the added value such technology could provide.

Thoma Bravo vs. Blackstone in NCR bid?

First it was Blackstone and Carlyle preparing a joint bid for NCR. Then it was just Thoma Bravo. Now rumor has it that it's Blackstone vs. Thoma Bravo.

UK IAD, Netherlands anti-skimming vendor strike distribution deal

The UK's Acketts Group Ltd. has inked an exclusive deal to distribute CSPtec's patent-pending Secure Card Feeder, a mechanical anti-skimming device.

CU analytics tool adds fraud detection features

A new module available for Co-op Revolution helps credit unions pinpoint compromised cards and merchants more quickly and mitigate the effects of fraud.

Islamic bank brings video teller technology to Oman

The bank has installed NCR Interactive Teller at the Muscat Grand Mall where it will offer customers off-premises access to in-branch teller line services.

After 6 months, India's ATM withdrawal limits show mixed results

The central bank seems to have been correct in saying that the new regs would not adversely affect banks ... but the story could be different for consumers.

Another week, another NCR buyout rumor

The latest word on The Street has 'consolidation' investment firm Thoma Bravo seeking to put together a $9 billion bid for the ATM-maker.

New Jersey smoke shop welcomes state's first bitcoin ATM

The deployer, Kointron, plans to expand to additional locations in New Jersey and New York.

Cachet inks deal for prepaid mobile partnership

Sole Financial's Visa Paycard program will now feature a mobile app that cardholders can use to pay their wireless bill, transfer funds and reload money.

Thai mobile operator taps TNS to boost PCI DSS compliance

AIS says it's the only mobile provider in Thailand to offer a communication network with high-standard PCI DSS system support for ATMs and merchants.

Between mobile and branch, no contest at PenFed CU

One of the nation's largest CUs says mobile and Web account for 8 out of 10 member interactions, leaving phone calls and branch visits in the dust.

Payments expert to inform, advise ATMIA on African markets

Andrew Dean, managing director of research consultancy Calleo and co-founder of Payments Afrika, will provide intelligence about payments and ATMs.

NCR making progress toward planned world HQ

The company hopes that construction of its new world headquarters will lead the way to making Atlanta the Silicon Valley of the East Coast.

ATMIA sharpens focus on India

The ATM Industry Association has tasked regional executive director Patrick Cunningham with increasing the organization's visibility in the Indian market.

TMD sets up shop in Latin America

The anti-skimming specialist says its new office in Mexico City will allow the company to work more closely with ATM providers in the region.

Apriva's deal with Globalcom brings EMV to unattended markets

EMV hardware will be integrated into segments such as parking, kiosks, car washes, banking, gaming, airline kiosks, vending and retail.

New video provides easy-to-follow overview of US common debit AID

The video explains how US common debit AIDs facilitate debit transactions and ensure compliance with the Durbin Amendment.

The skimmer: ATM industry news and notes

A quick review of happenings, hirings and headlines from around the ATM, self-service and payments worlds.

Why is cash still king? Crime, Europol suggests

Cash is slowly falling out of favor with consumers, but is still a preferred method for laundering ill-gained profits, the European law enforcement organization says.

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