FirstMerit Bank kicks off branch network optimization project

FirstMerit Bank N.A. has retained Diebold Inc.


Outsourcing financial services: 5 steps, 1 partner

Webinar will outline the five-step process for establishing a successful outsourcing relationship.

Refining ATM Density

During the recent China ATMs 2011 conference in Beijing Huang Jianjun from Agricultural Bank of China presented a chart that captured my imagination. It showed ATM density for different cities and provinces in the country.

Study: the economy pushed cash to the top of consumers' wallets

Cash helps some consumers cut costs and improve budgeting, the report said.

ATMIA establishes a presence in Washington as organization becomes politically active

ATMIA needs to raise $300,000 to $400,000 to pay legal fees.

Indian ATM market comes of age

In July 2003 I wrote an article entitled “Is the current focus on the Indian ATM market justified?”. At the time I felt that far too many people were pinning the hopes of the global ATM industry on a country...

Cardtronics announces management reorganization

Cardtronics Inc. yesterday announced a major reorganization of its United States operations. The reorganization aligns the company's key business units with its long-term strategic initiatives.

Interac offers ATM ISOs alternatives to comply with chip migration

The Interac Association has given Canada’s ISOs two alternatives to comply with the country's first EMV deadline for cash dispensing, non-deposit ATMs.The ISOs, which own and operate non-bank ATMs, must have 50 percent of their machines chip-enabled by Dec. 31,...

Mobile banking pushes FIs to look beyond simple transactions, enhance user experience

Commentary: Diebold Inc.'s Bob Usner says the mobile channel will be the catalyst for strengthening consumer relationships with banks and credit unions.

Economic recession to be front and center topic at ATMIA

As financial institutions brace for tighter regulation, the upcoming ATMIA conference focuses on the economy and the rise of mobile banking.

Diebold banks on ATM service

Diebold looks to turnkey ATM solutions.

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DataCard Group opens São Paulo office

Datacard Group, providers of secure ID and card personalization solutions, has announced the opening of its new office in São Paulo. The office houses a team of local Brazilians to offer sales assistance, technical consultancy, services and support of Datacard...

SA ATM cash withdrawals slack off after strong holidays

Spending and cash withdrawals by South African consumers cooled in April, following a spike in withdrawals during the March holidays, according to the latest statistics released by South African ATM deployer, Spark ATM Systems. The Spark Cash Index measures the...

Regions Financial adds Diebold security monitoring capabilities

Regions Financial Corporation, a Birmingham, Ala.-based FI with $128 billion in assets and operations in 16 states, announced that it has transformed its in-house central station, integrating expertise from Diebold Inc. Diebold employees now staff Regions' Birmingham, Ala.-based in-house central...

UK EMV Test/Cert firm expands in US to help speed American migration

To support the migration to EMV chip card standards in U.S. retail and financial industries, Britain's ICC Solutions Ltd., a provider of EMV contact and contactless test and certification products announced today that it has expanded its operations significantly in...

Fiserv Risk Office nets 40% average reduction in dollar fraud losses

Fiserv reports that some financial institutions that use the company's Risk Office solution have experienced an average loss reduction of 40 percent within their first year of enrollment. The company said Risk Office subscribers also report an average of 58...

FTSI unveils new professional services division

FTSI, an independent, self-service technology solutions provider in the Western region, will debut six new professional services for credit unions and community banks, the company announced Thursday in a press release. These new services complement FTSI's core competencies in ATM...

FTSI hired vice president of operations

FTSI Inc., a Monrovia, Calif.-based ATM and product- and service-provider primarily for credit unions, announced yesterday that it has hired Mike Wilson as vice president of operations. Wilson, a 15-year financial-services industry veteran, will be instrumental in streamlining FTSI's internal...

Wincor Nixdorf signs management-services agreement

Wincor Nixdorf AG today announced that it signed an agreement to manage a German savings bank's ATMs and other self-service systems. The 10-year agreement is between Wincor Nixdorf and Kreissparkasse Peine, which is based in Peine, Germany. The bank awarded...

Survey shows strong interest in intelligent-deposit ATMs

A survey of top financial institution executives contains good news for ATM manufacturers that want to sell intelligent-deposit ATMs and teller cash recyclers to community banks and credit unions.Nearly 60 percent of CEOs, chief financial officers and chief operating officers...

MasterCard accredits Collis for training and consultancy

LEIDEN, The Netherlands — Collis today announced the successful completion of the MasterCard Chip accreditation program to provide chip-related training courses and consultancy services to both issuing and acquiring banks and other companies involved in the payments industry. According to...

Wincor Nixdorf takes majority stake in Prosystems, extends bank-outsourcing portfolio

PADERBORN, Germany — Wincor Nixdorf AG has assumed a majority stake and the operative management of prosystems IT GmbH, an IT services company based in Bonn, Germany.   According to a news release, Wincor Nixdorf's majority stake acquisition is retroactive to Jan.

Mitigating Risk: How to Reduce Authorization Fraud

Cyber criminals are testing stolen card numbers for validity by impersonating legitimate merchants in order to gain a greater return on investment for payment cards brokered over the Internet.   In this white paper, Fair Isaac explains how to spot and react to these testing or "dump checking" techniques.

IFX Forum adds members, extends global reach

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Four new companies have joined the Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) Forum, an international not-for-profit industry association that focuses on the development and promotion of IFX as an open, interoperable standard for financial-data exchange. launches online ATM, merchant-processing marketplaces

BOSTON — has announced the debut of its online marketplace for buyers and sellers of merchant processing portfolios, ATM portfolios, residuals and independent sales organizations. "Sellers of merchant portfolios and ATM portfolios now have the ability to maximize the...

PCI Council names chairperson

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — The PCI Security Standards Council, an industry-standards body that provides management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, security requirements for PCI PIN entry devices and the Payment Application Data Security Standard, has named Rob Tourt,...

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