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.

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Will smart cards leapfrog mobile?

The ability to securely download apps to a consumer's smart card has been demonstrated. But why is this important to a market that is already moving toward mobile payment?

For ATM providers, mobile signals new opportunity

Mobile has changed the average ATM user’s needs, preferences and expectations, and these behaviors can mean new opportunities for ATM providers.

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

Connect Mobile Innovation Summit to delve into the evolving impact of mobile

The two-day event aims to cut through the hype around mobile technology and help brands understand how to use the channel to boost customer engagement and loyalty.

PayToo bridges mobile and ATM worlds with cardless cash access for the unbanked

The company's mobile wallet, which combines telecom and payment services, is crossing over to the ATM market to provide card-free cash access at PayToo-enabled Genmega ATMs.

Will mobile card readers dethrone cash?

Total cash volume in POS transactions fell 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, while mobile and prepaid card payments surged. A sign of things to come?

The rise of the ATM — self-service banking’s main touch point

How could the dinosaur that is ATM technology possibly survive — much less thrive — in a country full of tech-obsessed millenials? Convenience.

CFPB turns its attention to mobile financial services

The regulatory agency seeks to understand the impact of emerging technologies on the un- and underbanked.

The evolution of money: 5 mobile banking apps you should get to know

Mobile banking apps will (or should) eventually evolve into mobile wallets. These five are poised to do so successfully.

How an ATM and a smartphone can free up landlocked loan accounts

Cardless cash access offers new utility to accounts previously not accessible to cardholders.

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NEWS


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.

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.

Global Payout bids to acquire prepaid-based mobile banking provider

Global Payout will purchase 100 percent of Maxie Mobile, a company that enables payments and ATM withdrawals from a prepaid mobile account.

Former FBI executive assistant director to deliver keynote at ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Shawn Henry, now the president of tech security firm CrowdStrike, will discuss the grim realities of today's hacking environment; his team of security experts will follow up with a live demonstration.

Banks funneling more funds into mobile banking tech

A monthly poll finds that 68 percent of banks are upping the budget for the mobile channel and 28 percent are striving to offer customers an omnichannel experience.

Survey participants wanted for 2015 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2015 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report, which will be available for purchase in September.  Survey participants have a chance to win an iPad mini for completing the questionnaire as one person will be randomly selected for the contest.

Strategic alliance offers real-time EFT edge to CU mobile banking apps

CU Mobile Apps will add a real-time EFT feature developed by CU24 that eliminates the wait time for P2P funds transfers.

Android L could be used for kiosks, ATMs

Google's release of the developer preview for Android L has some speculating about its uses for ATMs and self-service kiosks.

Free white paper helps ATM deployers get ready for a contactless, cardless future

According to the 2014 U.S. Independent ATM Deployer Survey, nearly 35 percent of ATM deployers are working on a strategy to implement contactless ATM transactions.

Genmega, PAI, Paytoo partnership brings cardless ATM access to the unbanked

The concept is now being tested in a 90-day pilot, after which the partners are prepared to roll out a nationwide deployment of several thousand machines.

FCU adds RDC as component of customer self-service strategy

FedChoice FCU, a federal employees credit union serving nearly 25,000 members, has implemented QwikDeposit ToGo from Bluepoint Solutions for mobile remote deposit capture.

Chicago bank goes all-digital with new debit/ATM account

The Visa-branded account offers an array of largely free electronic services — bill pay, e-statements, person-to-person money transfers and 70,000 surcharge-free ATMs. And no checkbook.

Payment security data breach trends to receive scrutiny at September summit

Massive data breaches have raised questions about how to better protect consumers' personal and payment data. This will be the focus of a general session at the second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September.

Isis will rebrand mobile wallet to disassociate itself from terrorist group

Mobile wallet provider Isis today announced it will rebrand its product to avoid any kind of mistaken association with the extremist militant group ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Isis said in an email to news...

Survey participants wanted for mobile-ATM integration study

ATM Marketplace is seeking participants from the banking industry to participate in an online survey on the subject of mobile/ATM Integration. The survey is currently open and all individuals representing financial institutions are welcome to participate. Survey results will be compiled and analyzed in the 2014 Mobile-ATM Integration Guide.

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