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What goes boom on the street: The gassing of ATMs!

I am extremely fearful that the greatly dumbed-down 'blow up the ATM' model will appeal to many a would-be bad guy once the old 'steal the ATM card' method no longer works.

Vendors' Q1 numbers signal an ATM industry in flux

As profits fall, rumors fly.

Squadle and Triton Partnership Provides Easy Access to Essential Data for Restaurants

Retail and restaurant managers will see clear benefits to the simplification of data access.

Sponsored by: Triton

Massively unaware

A link between the recent data breaches and the US EMV upgrade has yet to be established in the minds of most small merchants, many of whose stores have ATMs.

Is your bank missing the payoffs of surcharge-free ATMs?

Fees are the No. 1 reason why consumers change FIs, and ATM fees are especially despised. Here are two ways to cut ATM fees and encourage consumer stickiness.

ATM Cash Management 101

Optimizing their ATM cash management provides FIs and IADs with significant opportunities to generate savings.

Sponsored by: Cash Connect

Consumers looking to be their own fraud protection advocates

Nearly two-thirds of American consumers say they would use a service that sends them an email or text when suspicious activity occurs on their payment card.

Jackpotting in the retail ATM sector

We all know about the $1 billion multibank ATM heist via malware. But if you're a retail IAD or ISO, there's an even scarier one you should definitely be aware of.

Kalpana kick-off: NCR's ATM thin client solution gets its official launch

Yesterday, the ATM-maker introduced its new system to the world in a news release and video. And the world took notice.

Time to talk about 'Things' …

The Internet of Things will bring a deluge of Big Data; will it be 'TMI' for payments processors looking to use defined behaviors as a means of validating identity?

Testing the limits: ATM simulation resets the standard

Manual testing can only take an ATM operator so far. A recent webinar demonstrated how much further one can go with an automated solution.

ATMs: Cash is simply not enough

All those customers doing very little at ATMs besides getting cash are a wasted opportunity — and it's long past time to do something about it.

Internal ATM cash theft: The toughest temptation

How can we better design ATMs and their security systems to reduce the opportunity — and the rewards — for internal theft?

'Am I my cardholder's keeper?'

Should ATM providers answer for the poor judgment of end users? A federal case in Oregon could hold the answer.

Readers' top ATM news picks for March

For the second month in a row, the Kalpana thin client ATM solution from NCR 'cut down the net,' so to speak.

The Hyosung/Tranax 1500 and EMV: What should you do?

A white paper from ATMEquipment.com outlines three options for owner-operators of the 50,000 active 1500s in the U.S. market.

ATM transaction visibility: It's worth a look

A technical infrastructure manager describes how end-to-end transaction monitoring helped his team pinpoint network issues that were costing the company money.

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Romanian authorities nab perpetrators of $15M ATM heist

The criminal group is alleged to have stolen more than $15 million from ATMs in coordinated attacks carried out in 24 countries during 2013.

National Bank of Kenya ATMs join PesaPoint network

The addition of 123 new touchpoints to the network marks a trend toward increasing connectivity within the nation's banks.

EMV groups unite to simplify EMV testing, certification

The effort was designed to help VARs and ISVs better understand how to integrate chip cards into the checkout solutions of small and mid-size merchants.

Infosys launches teenage-friendly mobile banking product

The company calls it a first-of-its-kind mobile-based banking product for young people.

Digital Insight FIs to get Apple Touch ID for mobile banking apps

Apple's biometric feature will be generally available later this year to Digital Insight financial institution customers.

Nautilus Hyosung marks first US implementation of ATM cash recycling

As part of its branch transformation effort, Flushing Bank will implement the MX8800 solution, a staff-assisted device with cash recycling capability.

Oriental, Sharenet undertake major ATM fleet expansion in Puerto Rico

The addition of 85 newly branded units will increase Oriental Bank's ATM footprint on the island by 30 percent.

Cardtronics enters agreement with West Coast grocer

The company has inked a long-term agreement with Haggen Inc. to install and manage ATMs in the growing chain's current and future stores.

India's TCPS says rural ATMs can be viable

India's largest independent deployer says it has developed a strategy to make village ATMs pay based on as few as 70 transactions per month.

NCR, UAE bank partner to introduce customer-centric ATM solutions

Ajman Bank will revamp its ATM network with next-generation ATMs and omnichannel software to ensure higher availability and a personalized experience.

Somalia to get more ATMs, debit cards

Premier Bank plans to install five ATMs in the capital city of Mogadishu; they should be welcome, since the nation's only other ATM is reportedly not working.

Serbia joins EAST

Serbia's new representatives to the European ATM Security Team include payment card issuers, acquirers, and third-party processors.

Cornerstone Bank, CSI team up to implement enterprise risk management solution

The SmartRisk IQ solution from CSI measures institutions against eight key risk categories outlined by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Survey: Technology-related change a high priority at C-level

Seventy-seven percent of survey respondents agreed that 'The digital world is creating new types and levels of risk for our business.'

Michigan CUSO to add Bluepoint check capture, item processing suite

The deal rounds out MDT's Check 21-compliant offering with additional capture points, end-to-end item processing, and check fraud mitigation.

Alaska USA FCU, FIS partner on payment initiatives

FIS will provide ATM driving, EFT processing, card production, and a number of related services.

FSS, Entrust Datacard to deliver instant card issuance in India

Together, the companies will offer instant, in-branch card issuance solutions to support social security and financial inclusion initiatives across the country.

Mississippi FCU, Dolphin Debit tie up in branding deal

Traffic at the 18 newly added units rivals that of some branch ATMs, the FCU says.

Datablink solution validates a transaction before it's a done deal

The Datablink 200 Mobile app allows credit and debit card providers to validate and confirm transactions instantly — before they are completed.

Early Warning, NCR partner on bank-to-bank good funds network

The project will allow consumers to enjoy safe, secure, and fast transactions across every touch point for their banking or purchases, NCR says.

Policard, Datablink partner for secure ATM, online access

The Datablink Mobile 200 app lets customers use a smartphone to create a secure out-of-band connection with a financial institution to confirm their identity and transactions.

Saudis look to satellites for ATM security

A government committee in the kingdom has mandated that all ATMs must have electronic chips installed to allow device tracking.

Study looks at Apple Pay prospects six months on

A research note from Mercator contends that future prospects for Apple's payment tool are brighter than current use data might suggest.

Robocoin rolls out Romit cash remittance app

The company will exit the Bitcoin ATM business in order to focus on implementation of Romit software, which enables ATMs, kiosks and human cashiers to send money around the globe

Myanmar FI pursues omnichannel strategy with CR2

AYA bank and CR2 have implemented an omnichannel solution that enables service delivery and client interaction across all electronic channels from a single point.

13 down, three to go ...

A Romanian national is the 14th of 16 suspects to face conspiracy charges in a 2013 ATM skimming operation that defrauded New Jersey banks of $5 million.

ATMIA publishes ATM eavesdropping advisory

The trade group has received information indicating an increase in wire tapping-style attacks that obtain card data directly from the ATM's own card reader.

FIME aligns terminal integration services, tools to new MasterCard M-TIP 2.0 spec

Following its terminal integration process update, the company says it can now accommodate testing for contact, contactless and dual-interface scenarios.

'A minimal portion of the actual damages incurred'

Through their court-appointed lead counsel, FIs are lambasting the proposed $19 million settlement agreed upon by MasterCard and Target.

Study: improved security is key to success for mobile banking

The 'Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments Survey' looks at how FIs are offering mobile banking services, how customers are using them, and the results so far.

Global report shows big strides in reducing numbers of unbanked

China saw the greatest increase with 15 percent of adults brought into the banking system; South and East Asia and the Pacific followed, with 14 percent apiece.

RBR report: Glory owns largest share of teller assist market

In the research firm's biannual report on current TAU deployments around the world, Glory gets the ... er, glory.

RBI mulls interoperability for cash-accepting ATMs

Such a move would allow accountholders to deposit cash at any bank's deposit-taking machine and have it credited to their home bank account.

Bitcoin ATM rollout pending for Canadian exchange

Starting in June, the QuadrigaCX bitcoin exchange will begin an installation push in major Canadian cities, with units to be brought online in batches of five.

Study: New cyberthreats come in old packages

A Verizon report says that cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated, but they're still carried out using the same old delivery techniques — phishing and hacking. Will we ever learn?

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