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Two merchants pull the plug on NFC (and Apple Pay) as MCX looms

CVS and Rite Aid turned off NFC support last week, raising the ire of Apple supporters who vowed to take their business to Walgreens.

Using cash for small purchases shows a consumer's age

A recent study found that consumers under age 30 are much more likely to use plastic even to pay for purchases under $5.

ATM - Mobile Integration Guide: Strategies for Successful Omnichannel Banking

This guide examines how banks are developing cross-channel strategies linking their ATMs with their mobile channels, their branches and Internet banking.

Sponsored by: Auriga

'This year's conference was also terrific'

A video journal of highlights and attendee comments from the second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

Lift the flap ... what's behind it?

In the payments business, an entire industry focused on security is taking shape behind the scenes. The question is who else might be lurking back there, as well.

Branding & Promotions with ATM Marketing Screens

FTSI has launched an in-house graphics design team to help you optimize your most used communications channel. Custom marketing screens will help capture your member’s attention at the ATM with targeted marketing messages, while making a direct impact to your revenue.

Sponsored by: FTSI, Inc.

More relevant than ever: The changing face of the ATM

Financial institutions are investing more in high-tech features that appeal to cash-carrying millennials, and that's a great opportunity for IADs.

Reslam brings its solution for keyless ATM enclosure access to US

The South African company says its completely keyless system can flex to meet the needs of FIs, CIT companies and IADs of almost any size.

Call for entries: Cash Always Works video

Tell the ATM Industry Association your true story about a time when cash came to the rescue.

Hyosung changes the conversation about branch transformation

This week, Hyosung introduced its new assisted self-service solution for outside-the-branch transformation — the video teller-enabled MX7800i.

Apple Pay: A short-term plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own mobile wallets — perhaps even with some help from merchants.

Obama executive order calls for 'BuySecure' initiative

An executive order from the president directs the government to lead the way in securing financial transactions and sensitive data — and in pushing toward nationwide adoption of EMV.

Jackpotting makes its way to Western Europe's ATMs

Though malware attacks constitute a minority of ATM crimes in Europe, the stealth, speed, criminal finesse — and cash — involved make them particularly worrisome to deployers.

Will EMV lead to more contactless ATMs?

Some forward-looking independent ATM deployers have begun to develop strategies for implementing contactless ATM transactions.

The ATM industry's foreign fee fiasco

Are financial institutions shooting themselves in the foot by charging their customers to use other providers' ATMs?

Can the ATM industry stop Tyupkin in its tracks?

ATM Marketplace checked in with security experts around the industry to learn how operators can protect themselves from the latest 'jackpotting' scheme, Tyupkin malware.

Considerations for EMV migration at the ATM

The process of moving to EMV technology can seem overwhelming, but thorough planning, communication and coordination can help make the transition a success.

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FIME adds new features to SAVVI EMV terminal testing platform

SAVVI 2.0 introduces a simplified user interface, online test card maintenance capabilities, and programmable test cards.

Episys Anywhere app expands CU staff, self-service capabilities

The new native app powered by Maluzai software enables CU employees to conduct branch activities on a tablet, and delivers a new channel for in-branch self-service.

CardConnect secures tokenization patents

Tokenization reduces or entirely removes systems from the scope of PCI compliance because it eliminates all real touch points with actual card numbers.

It's November — peak season for card fraud

Criminals Christmas-shop, too. Data analysts at Feedzai say last November was big for fraud, but this November will be bigger yet.

Cord Financial Services receives PMAA endorsement

Cord is the only nationwide ATM provider endorsed by the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, which represents around 8,000 independent petroleum marketers.

Report examines efforts to regulate mobile payments, standardize technology

Countries have begun enacting regulatory frameworks, hoping to encourage interoperability and ensure widespread adoption of mobile payments.

Card data theft the No. 1 worry among Americans, Gallup poll says

Gallup found that 69 percent of Americans worry about having card information stolen in a retail data breach — and suggested that this fear could increase reliance on cash.

Organizations not prepared adequately for targeted cyberattacks

A Kaspersky Lab study finds that although businesses know the threat is real, they aren't doing enough to protect themselves against targeted attacks.

FIS, CSCU team up to extend fraud protection solution to CUs

Compromise Manager promises timely card blocking, reduced administration costs, and automated cardholder alerts for small and midsize credit unions.

Alliance advocates concurrent use of smart chip, encryption, tokenization

A new paper from the Smart Card Alliance says payments providers can help protect themselves against fraud by using layered technologies.

US banks hit with EMV fraud (yes, EMV fraud)

Fraudsters are devoting their energies to exploiting holes in the smart chip transaction process. And it seems that they have found a few.

Has cash ever saved the day for you? Tell your story

The ATM Industry Association is collecting real-life stories to use in the production of its upcoming 'Cash Always Works' video. Share yours by Dec. 15.

Instant issuance yields big boost in exchange revenue for New Jersey FI

First-month payment card exchange revenue increased 7.32 percent year over year at Atlantic Stewardship Bank after it implemented Card at Once.

FIME urges financial industry to add NFC along with EMV

The company says the financial industry should expect growing consumer demand for contactless following the rollout of Apple Pay.

Encap platform incorporates Apple Touch ID for mobile banking apps

Fingerprint security joins PIN entry, device location and user behavior as options for user authentication in mobile banking applications.

Study: Banks will invest $16B in branch transformation in 2017

Key success factors include differentiation within the branch network, improved customer experience, and ability to perform standard transactions quickly and easily.

Prospective members lining up to join new ATM Security Association

After the organization's launch two weeks ago at ATMIA Security 2014, founding members Wincor and Diebold fielded 70 inquiries and applications for membership.

GRG, Standard Chartered go live with Hong Kong's first VTMs

The devices provide remote video teller assistance for more than 70 percent of traditional counter transactions.

Phoenix Interactive certifies Hyosung branch transformation solutions

The Hyosung MX8800 assisted self-service terminal is now certified on the suite of multivendor applications developed and marketed by Phoenix Interactive Design.

Wincor, Sparkasse Bremen re-up partnership

Wincor Nixdorf Portavis and the German savings bank Sparkasse Bremen will extend their current outsourcing agreement for five more years.

New report examines emerging payments in Africa

With new technologies, a growing middle class, government initiatives, and many drivers towards greater inclusion, Africa’s payment systems are changing rapidly.

Pulse forms consulting group to serve FI needs

Pulse InSights will offer strategic services to banks and credit unions, with a focus on card portfolio performance, branch maximization and customer outreach.

Staples investigating possible data breach

Has POS malware become an 'easy button' for payment card data theft and counterfeiting?

Clearing House announces plan to pursue real-time payments

The multiyear project will address gaps in payment processing in order to ensure secure and immediate payment in merchant and consumer sectors.

Visa champions nationwide chip card education campaign

The company will work with public- and private-sector partners in an effort to educate merchants, policymakers, civic leaders and consumers about EMV.

Brink's to revamp Netherlands ops after losing major customer

As it winds up its ATM servicing relationship with Rabobank, Brinks is contemplating the closure of three facilities and the downsizing of its workforce by about 600 employees.

Study: The divergent paths of digital currency regulation

Authorities globally have taken a wide variety of positions on the regulation of digital currency, making it hard for payment industry players to provide technology that will support digital currency transactions.

EAST announces venue for FCS 2015

The European ATM Security Team has selected a new venue in The Hague for its next Financial Crime and Security Forum.

NCR preps investors for disappointing Q3 results, lowers full-year 2014 guidance

Financial services remain a bright spot, but worsening market conditions in retail have prompted the company to dial back its earnings forecast.

Study: In Europe, low-value cash payments migrating to cards

From 2010 to 2012, the number of card payments in western Europe grew by 15 percent, while in central and eastern Europe, they increased by 82 percent.

Rototype cashless ATM a boon to Nigerian banks, merchants

Shoppers pay for purchases using their ATM card in the machine, which instantaneously debits a payment to the merchant's account.

Half of US POS terminals will be chip-enabled by end of 2015

Massive data breaches in the past year seem to have prodded retailers to take action to curb their potential exposure to losses from fraud.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Nearly 40 percent of US mobile banking users worry about identity theft

Not surprisingly, older users of mobile banking apps are more fearful than younger users about having their mobile banking data hacked.

For Europe's ATM deployers, innovation trumps expansion

The European installed ATM base shrank considerably in 2013, but saw a significant rise in the number of units boasting cash-recycling functionality.

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