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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.

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.

How crime can undermine the convenience of cash

Unfortunately, when it comes to cash, there seems to be no shortage of criminal ingenuity. Year after year, criminals continue to find innovative ways to manipulate ATMs. Their attention is no longer confined to physical manipulation such as card skimming and cash-card trapping but has widened to include logical, software-based attacks.

Sponsored by: Wincor Nixdorf International

The mobile-ization of modern banking

We know how digital devices have changed traditional banking. The question now is how the mobile wallet will change digital banking.

European ATMS 2015: A great conference pointing to a better future

ATMIA Europe Executive Director Ron Delnevo recaps the annual ATM industry event held last week in London.

WEBINAR: How ATM software will empower the evolving branch

In a one-hour webinar Steve Hensley from KAL will present key findings from the 2015 edition of the software trends guide. You'll learn what industry leaders consider the most urgent issues and important innovations in ATM software today.

Sponsored by: KAL ATM Software

The Bitcoin ATM: An objective view

The new 'Bitcoin ATMs 101' guide from ATM Marketplace cuts to the chase on the risks and rewards of mixing traditional and virtual currencies at the ATM.

How ATM software will empower the evolving branch

A June 30 webinar will introduce highlights from the annual 'ATM Software Trends and Analysis' guide, now in its 8th edition.

Under the Milky Way tonight ...

How brightly do our systems shine today? How proudly do we stand beneath the overarching technology we rely on to compete in today's business world?

Testing for the unexpected: Is the unexpected really unexpected?

Executing every test in a test script for every feature in a 10-year-old ATM system is impractical. So how do you maintain the integrity of your configuration?

Lawmakers take an interest in electronic payments

Both branches of Congress have formed bipartisan caucuses focused on payment technologies and data security in the US.

Case study webinar demonstrates the power of ATM big data analytics

Learn how the nation's fourth largest CU leveraged used Inetco Analytics software to achieve greater profitability — and ensure a better member experience.

After the chip card: A chargeback tsunami?

What can we learn from Canada's experience weathering the fraud fallout that followed EMV migration?

'In the middle of the action': The ATM in an omnichannel world

The ATM should be central to the omnichannel experience. Here's why.

Cohesive branding key to effective marketing at the ATM

Consider how your FI works to keep branding efforts constantly in front of your customers — including those engaging with you at the ATM.

May's top ATM reads

Fiscal fitness was top of mind for ATM industry members in May; three of the top five stories covered Q1 results for bellwether companies in the ATM sector.

The Case for Cash: 10 myth-busting truths about money

A review of some of the most compelling reasons why we should defend the future of cash as a consumer payment choice.

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NEWS


Canadian consumers keen on credit cards

In the space of just one year, Canadians' preference for credit cards as a payment method spiked from 34 percent to 46 percent, a recent TSYS poll reveals.

PCI SSC updates standard for POI device security

Version 4.1 of the PIN Transaction Security Point of Interaction Modular Security Requirements responds to market need and industry feedback, the PCI Security Standards Council says.

ANZ, CR2 partner to intro UnionPay acceptance at ATM, POS

Phase one of the project went live last month, making ANZ the first bank in the Southern Hemisphere to accept contactless and EMV-enabled UnionPay cards.

New Nautilus Hyosung model combines key features of bank, retail ATMs

The company says its new 5200 retail ATM opens the door for IADs to pursue new revenue streams through branding programs with FIs.

New resource helps FIs assess, address cyberthreat readiness

The FFIEC says that financial institutions of all sizes can use the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool to inform their risk management planning.

Sources: NCR sale looking less certain

The company has reportedly extended its deadline for binding bids from July 8 to July 26, but interest among potential buyers seems to be waning.

UK FI turns to Authentic solution for improved payment operations

The Alaric platform supports triple-DES connectivity, an upgrade to the Link Information Security Standard, and improved device functionality, parent company NCR says.

Government-decreed bank closure results in run on Greek ATMs

After their government ordered the closure of troubled banks and limited ATM cash withdrawals to 60 euros, panicked Greek citizens mobbed the nation's ATMs.

ATM security still deficient, Indian officials say

A year-and-a-half after a woman getting cash was nearly hacked to death by an assailant with a machete, FIs still aren't providing adequate security at ATMs, police say.

Study: Banks will buy into biometrics by 2020

The 
use of bio ID for ATM access will increase in regions where it is now deployed and will take root in places where the PIN is dominant today, a new report says.

UK to get its first branchless bank

Atom Bank will not have its own ATMs, but said it will provide access to cash through ATM networks in the U.K. and Europe.

UL EMV personalization validation tool debuts new branding

The tool assists in testing EMV payment products according to mandatory card personalization regulations from the major payment associations.

Aussie Senate to investigate 'infuriating' ATM fees

Members of Australia's Labor and Greens parties called for banks to justify the 'pure profit' they make by charging off-us fees.

American Express qualifies ICC ExpressPay test suite

The test tool will allow acquirers to perform AmEx accreditation for acceptance of ExpressPay contactless EMV chip cards.

NCR: Deal or no deal?

A new report in the ongoing NCR sale saga has the company's rumored bidders balking at its rumored asking price of $10 billion.

ATM cash-outs drive up cross-border fraud on UK debit cards

Though the US ranks third in total cross-border transactions on UK cards, it ranks first in fraudulent cross-border transactions on those cards, FICO says.

A new twist on ATM eavesdropping attacks in UAE

The new technique, which is specific to NCR Personas ATMs, leaves no visible trace of tampering on the exterior of the ATM.

Half of Internet users feel safer banking at branch than online

If they're among the 20 percent of users who do nothing to protect their financial data online, they're probably right.

FIS opens Center for Regulatory Intelligence in DC

​The center will provide insight on regulatory changes in order to help financial services clients stay compliant with new regulations, the company says.

ATMIA accepting speaker proposals for 2016 conference

The ATM Industry Association has selected the theme, "Connecting consumers and their money to the ATM," for the Feb. 23–25 event in New Orleans.

Study: Most smart card holders clueless about EMV

A new study by Javelin reveals that EMV card distribution does not necessarily equate to EMV cardholder awareness.

Walmart, Green Dot good to go for 5 more years

Green Dot Corp. and Green Dot Bank will continue to serve as issuer and program manager for Walmart MoneyCard reloadable debit card products.

Co-op ATM signage program gets a makeover

The revamped program now offers surrounds, as well as signage and toppers, to Co-op ATM network participants.

FBI issues ransomware warning, offers tips for prevention

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center says that ransomware continues to spread, posing a threat to individuals and businesses alike.

Nationwide achieves cross-channel personalization via ATM software package

NCR software solutions allow the FI to route host-dependent and -nondependent transactions separately for optimal transaction speed and omnichannel targeting.

Elan, Hyosung partner in branch transformation solution

The companies say they have joined forces to deliver cash recycling functionality for ATMs in North America.

Global cash demand outstrips economic growth, study shows

Cash in circulation worldwide grew at an average pace of 8.9 percent annually from 2009 through 2013, despite economic growth rates of less than 3 percent for the period.

UL attains GlobalPlatform qualification for compliance test suite

GlobalPlatform is the cross-industry association that develops specs for secure, interoperable deployment of multiple embedded applications on a secure chip.

Desert Schools FCU, Diebold partner in branch transformation effort

Diebold worked with Arizona's largest locally based CU to modify processes, customize staff training and implement branch automation technology, the company says.

Gibraltar bank rocks NCR SelfServ ATMs, Aptra software

The recently launched Gibraltar International Bank says it is disrupting traditional banking services in its market by driving transactions from tellers to self-service channels.

Multiparty deal to allow Romanians to receive international remittances at ATMs

Maestro and MasterCard cardholders in Romania will be able to withdraw funds sent via Western Union at more than 900 Banca Transilvania ATMs.

Fiserv expands chip card-making capabilities to support EMV

The company says that the addition of card-milling and chip-embedding capabilities allows it to complete the entire EMV chip card production process in house.

World's 10th biggest bank experimenting with blockchain

Santander, the 10th largest bank in the world, is currently experimenting with blockchain to see how it might be used to improve banking.

'Bank-in-a-box' hosted solution streamlines launch plans for Indian FI

Chennai-based FSS says it will provide payments technology, hosted services and banking industry know-how to help facilitate the launch of IDFC Bank.

Saylent adds fraud forensics to Card360

New detailed analytics can help an FI to identify at-risk cards and points of compromise and take prompt action against fraud, Saylent says.

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