Annual worldwide smartphone shipments to hit 1.8B by 2018

Emerging markets have accounted for more than 50 percent of annual smartphone shipments since 2011; this year they're expected to make up nearly three-quarters of shipments.

EthSwitch, BPC partner to create national switch infrastructure for Ethiopia

BPC's SmartVista will provide a central transaction switching platform to give customers access to their money and other financial services regardless of home bank.

Bank of Jinzhou launches 'sub-branch' concept with Huawei VTM

BOJ plans a broader rollout of the device in airports, metro stations, business districts and residential communities, where they will serve as 'unattended bank' outlets.

Brazilian ATM network operator teams with Diebold to serve the underbanked

The extended uptime of cash recycling ATMs allows the Saque e Pague network to deploy terminals in remote areas that previously were uneconomical to service.

EMV Migration Forum publishes implementation guide for ATM industry members

'Implementing EMV at the ATM,' a free white paper from the EMF, serves as a comprehensive educational resource for deployers making the move to chip and PIN-enabled transactions.

EMVCo logo gets an all-new look

New branding introduces a 21st century look and feel into materials and communications (including a spiffed-up website) supporting the 20-year-old technology.

New report examines trends in branch transformation and technology

The free report includes branch planning data collected from more than 150 regional and local FIs across the United States.

CaixaBank to invest $659 million in next-gen ATMs

CaixaBank, Spain's largest ATM network operator, intends to start installation of its new generation ATMs this year; the process will take 10 years to complete.

Russian hackers steal massive amounts of customer data from US banks

The intrusion bears the hallmarks of political posturing; its timing corresponds to the enactment of sanctions against Russian banks and stolen information has not been used for fraudulent transactions.

PCI SSC issues bulletin on 'Backoff' malware threat

Though Backoff is known only to have infected POS systems, the program logs PINs from debit card transactions that can be paired with track data for use at ATMs.

UAE banks block debit cards in response to ATM compromise

After banks in the region experienced multimillion-dollar losses in a $45 million global bank heist that came to light last year, the UAE Central Bank is taking no chances.

Shazam names new president

EVP and COO Paul Waltz takes on the new leadership role of president in anticipation of the retirement next year of CEO Michael Hollinger.

Philly CU's four new branches to feature self-service format

Auto-deposit ATMs, in-lobby teller terminals and cash recyclers will support a transformed branch model for Citadel, a $2 billion FI serving 160,000 members.

Smartphone camera is focal point for mobile banking growth, Malauzai says

The smartphone camera is the perfect conduit for mobile banking innovation as accountholders embrace the idea of conducting financial business via pictures, the company says.

EMV cardmaker CPI to acquire instant issuance provider EFT Source

The move will formalize a working partnership between the two companies that goes back more than 15 years.

CBN overturns fee moratorium for off-us ATM withdrawals

Nigeria's apex bank has reversed itself once again as the government tries to realize its vision to become cashless (or, at least, less cash-driven) by 2020.

PCI SSC announces proposed 2015 special interest group projects

Security guidance for ATMs is one of several projects proposed for consideration next year by the PCI Security Standards Council.

Sharenet expands ATM service footprint with acquisition of Express Teller Services

The acquisition will allow Syracuse, New York-based Sharenet to expand its service footprint to serve credit unions and community banks on the West Coast, the company said.

Big Apple, Big D get Bitcoin ATMs

Manhattan got its first Bitcoin ATM this week, as did Dallas. But surprisingly, neither of these mega metro areas is the first in its state to stick a pin in a United States Bitcoin ATM locator map.

Any idiot with a 3D printer can make a fake front for an ATM skimmer

However Hamid P, whom the police arrested this week in France for running a skimming operation, was no run-of-the-mill idiot.

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