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New payments players must fight their way through space junk

The payments ecosystem is much like space: It's difficult to get to; it's uninhabitable unless you're properly equipped; and it exists in a vacuum.

Consumers still prefer mix of banking channels

Although the Internet remains consumers' top channel for banking, others — including ATMs and the branch — are regaining ground.

The 5 Best Practices for Hiring AV Pros.

The Audio / Visual (AV) industry is growing at a blistering pace; some analyst estimates expect the market to balloon to $116 billion by 2016. As a result, many AV firms are looking to increase their share of that pie by leveraging an extended workforce.

Sponsored by: Work Market

I need cash — beam me up!

Given the successful deployment and ready acceptance of biometrics elsewhere in the world, greater use of this technology in the US is inevitable.

Is tokenization becoming table stakes for mobile payments?

Tokenization is a good move forward as it builds on the gains of PCI and the global adoption of EMV standards.

Dynamic Currency Conversion: An Untapped Source of ATM Income Potential

In this competitive industry, financial institutions are constantly looking for ways to acquire new customers, as well as retain and extend their existing customer base. Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) allows you to increase your portfolio through a new revenue stream derived from foreign exchange conversions.

Sponsored by: Elan Financial Services

EMV, encryption and tokenization: the payment fraud 'holy trinity'

Taken together, these three key pieces of security technology can ensure that the good guys continue to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters.

Mobile employees boost productivity — and risk

One-third of the participants in a recent study said their company doesn't have a mobile security program; of the two-thirds that do have a program, 75 percent of respondents said security is lax.

Transforming self service: 'It's not a short journey'

A panel of first movers in ATM innovation and branch transformation share some of the learnings they've acquired along the way.

Mobile no longer an 'alternative' channel for FIs

When TEB bank of Turkey introduced transaction prestaging via mobile, it drove customer traffic from the branch to the ATM, reducing the burden on staff and creating a competitive advantage for the FI.

EMV at the ATM: The devil is in the details

For ATM operators, nailing down the details of EMV implementation starts with asking vendors several important questions.

Being prepared: A little extra cash helps!

Being prepared but having the wrong tools doesn't really count for much when trouble truly develops ...

Virtual currencies: Bitcoin and beyond [infographic]

Bitcoin claims most of the headlines, but literally hundreds of other virtual currencies are vying for attention, as well.

FIs looking to invest in upgraded ATMs, new technology in 2015

EMV readers, e-receipts, touch screens and targeted marketing top the list of ATM features financial institutions want to add, a new report says.

ATM receipt paper — worth a closer look?

They might be seen as a commodity today, but ATM thermal papers are not all the same. And neither are their suppliers.

Casing out financial cyber crime: A federal agent's point of view

At BAI Retail Delivery, FBI Special Agent Patrick Geahan described five types of cyber attacks and one mistake that can cost an organization millions.

Fed's controversial 'Choke Point' collars ATM processors

The government's Operation Choke Point initiative has put a stranglehold on many law-abiding businesses — including payment processors and pornographers.

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Final call for participants in US IAD survey

The survey, which compiles information about key issues and concerns among independent ATM deployers, will close on Christmas eve.

FCU plans to bypass ATM cards with help from facial recognition tech

Baltimore, Maryland-based Securityplus Federal Credit Union will introduce a new biometric ATM this month that lets members authenticate themselves via facial recognition.

Bangalore cops to crack down on FIs flouting ATM security regs

The announcement followed reports by the media that banks were ignoring regulations imposed last year after a vicious machete attack on a woman using an ATM.

Funds sent via bitcoin app can be retrieved at the ATM

Funds sent from the user's bitoin account can be withdrawn in fiat currency at any Security Bank ATM in the Philippines.

PCI SSC issues updated PIN security requirements for ATMs, POS devices

The program contains a complete set of requirements for the secure management, processing and transmission of PIN data at ATMs and POS terminals.

Diebold, Luxembourg FI collaborate on mobile-ATM integration

The new service allows cardless cash withdrawals at any Banque Internationale à Luxembourg ATM, and also enables P2P transfer of funds.

Qatar National Bank intros mobile money ATM card in Indonesia

The customer's mobile number serves as a bank account number, and links the mobile ATM card to the country's ATM Bersama network.

Taoglas launches 2x2 MIMO 4G LTE antennas for M2M Market

The external, adhesive-mount antennas allow for easy installation in ATMs and kiosks, the manufacturer says.

1Link, JCB debit partner up in Pakistan

The initiative adds to a portfolio of international payment schemes that currently includes Visa, MasterCard and UnionPay.

PCI SSC publishes terminal software security best practices

The new guidance will help organizations to understand and counteract potential threats to the integrity of point-of-interaction devices.

Gunnebo, Transtrack partner in cash management and security enterprise

The companies say they will integrate their products to help others in the supply chain monitor and optimize cash handling in machines ranging from coin deposit units to ATMs.

Snorrason to enable online cash payments via CashU deal

The company says its DalPay.com merchants will now be able to do business in the Middle East and North Africa using the locally preferred payment method.

ATMIA updates business efficiency guide, launches new Web portal

A revised ATM Business Efficiency manual and accompanying online resource lay the foundation for the organization's Business Empowerment Program.

Kuwaiti FI's new 'mini bank' driven by video teller technology

The Boubyan mini bank is powered by NCR Interactive Teller, which allows the FI to remotely deliver 95 percent of teller services between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 a.m., seven days a week.

Planfocus software, Wincor Nixdorf to share cash management know-how

Planfocus CPTO software will undergo further development to tie it in with key software products from Wincor Nixdorf.

Fragmentation and false flags: Predictions for cybercrime in 2015

The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team has published predictions for advance persistent threats in 2015.

Payment processor review firm names 10 best EMV compliance services

NBS Technologies claimed the No. 1 spot on the list for December.

Global ATM market expected to approach $22B by 2020

The global ATM market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 7.6 percent between 2014 and 2020, a new study reports.

Bitcoin Brands, Midwest BTC partner on ATM placements

Under the new agreement, the partners expect to deploy at least 10 new bitcoin ATMs during the first quarter of 2015.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

EMF video demystifies the cryptogram

A short video presentation produced by the EMV Migration Forum explains in simple, unblushing terms how a cryptogram is made — and why it's important.

Predictive services net 32K hours of additional uptime for Akbank ATMs

The NCR technology has helped the Turkish bank achieve a 10 percent increase in first-visit resolution of ATM issues, the company says.

UK ATM protection provider announces entry into US market

Scotia Security Group says it will introduce its ATM Cassette Guard — already widely used in the UK — to US ATM deployers at ATMIA 2015.

Diebold expands self-service line with 3500 and 3700 ATM series

The two new series provide enhanced self-service efficiencies, along with with multifunction cash recycling and streamlined security, the company says.

Cord designated preferred ATM provider for Spirit Petroleum licensees

Following Cord's endorsement by the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, Spirit Petroleum has selected the company as its preferred ATM provider.

Source Technologies expands customer base in 2014

The company says it has signed more than 100 new customers in 2014 for its transactional kiosk and magnetic ink character recognition printing solutions.

Symantec to verify applicants seeking to use '.bank' domain

Symantec will verify the eligibility of companies requesting ".bank" domain names, and that the requested domain name complies with fTLD policies.

CheckAlt inks deal to provide ATM item processing for Pennsylvania FI

The company will process items from approximately 47 ATM locations operated by Somerset Trust Company of southwest Pennsylvania.

KeyBank, Cardtronics strike ATM branding deal

The Cleveland-based FI will put its brand on 25 Cardtronics-owned ATMs located at Rite Aid stores in New York state.

US has greatest commitment to cybersecurity, global index reveals

The Global Cybersecurity Index ranks Canada second for highest national commitment to cybersecurity, followed by Australia, Malaysia, and Oman.

CR2, Bank of Sharjah team to intro one of UAE's first Windows 7 ATM networks

The FI has implemented BankWorld from CR2 to facilitate Windows 7 rollout, and subsequently, to manage and monitor its ATM network from a single point.

Report: Technologies and trends shaping walk-in bill payment

The report provides a perspective on walk-in bill payment market transactions, dollar volume, and revenue, and highlights changing trends.

Hyosung poll finds half of respondents engaged in branch transformation

Banks are investing in advanced technology to reduce costs, increase sales and promote client satisfaction, the ATM-maker says.

Alaska USA FCU doubles ATM footprint via Cardtronics branding deal

The branding agreement covers more than 200 Cardtronics-owned and -operated ATMs at retail locations in Washington state and California's High Desert.

G&D signs on to Datacard smart card validation program

The program validates and tests G&D chips with Datacard personalization solutions to ensure accurate encoding.

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