Canada completes polymer banknote conversion


"Canada completes polymer banknote conversion" is much more than a headline about a national banknote series refresh. Canada has now completed the release of its first series of polymer banknotes. The series incorporates five denominations: $5; $10; $20; $50; and...


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ATMIA webinar addresses EMV concerns from the IAD point of view

The Bank Conference Buzz: West versus East

I must admit that I have been saving up a bit of enthusiasm for this post! Mostly I wanted to have two similar yet different conference experiences behind me. It was my good fortune to attend both the recent 2011...

EMV deadline for U.S. ATMs...the race is on!

MasterCard follows Visa with an announcemernt of an EMV deadline for the U.S. market - the difference is that the MasterCard announcement relates to a liability shift for ATMs........and by April 2013!

Diebold reports second-quarter 2011 results

The company reported a 30 percent drop in earnings.  

Cardtronics expands its bank-branded ATM portfolio

Bank branding offers FIs opportunities to expand ATM fleets and customer base.

Canadian police put the handcuffs on ATM-skimming gang

Police seized ATM overlays, which are devices placed over the machines in order to capture legitimate cardholders' payment card data and personal identification numbers (PINs).

CashTrans targets small banks with a new ATM initiative

Community banks are under enormous pressures to better manage cost and improve efficiencies, which this program delivers to our partner First Georgia Banking Co.

ATMIA wants ATM operators treated the same way as merchants

MasterCard, operator of the Cirrus ATM network, raised network fees by 260 percent and reduced the interchange large-card issuers would pay non-bank ATM owners for such transactions by 62 percent. Visa, operator of the Plus ATM network, also implemented similar, but less drastic changes several years ago.

Cash Connect publishes best practices guide for armored car vehicles

The organizations said there is a need to improve best practices for armored car carriers because there has been a significant increase in cash thefts associated with Cash In Transit carriers.

Wells Fargo ATMs accept donations for Japan's earthquake victims

The bank's fund-raising effort is one of the most dramatic examples of using ATMs to accept charitable donations.

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Canadian IAD DirectCash buys Threshold

DirectCash has entered an agreement with Brink's Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of The Brink's Co., to acquire its subsidiary, Threshold Financial Services. Threshold provides transaction processing and ATM outsourcing services to FIs in addition to operating its own network of...

ATMIA Canada 2013 fast approaching

Following on the heels of a successful European ATMs 2013 conference co-hosted with RBR, the ATM Industry Association will bring together Canadian financial services industry members in just under two weeks at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel. On June 25–26,...

Study: 'A First Look into the Canadian Prepaid Market'

A new report from Mercator Advisory Group, "A First Look into the Canadian Prepaid Market," examines the Canadian prepaid market, including market characteristics, key players, regulatory frameworks, consumer behaviors, and a number of key prepaid segments. This report offers high-level...

Cardtronics expands ATM network in Canada

Cardtronics Inc. has acquired Can-Do-Cash Ltd., a privately held ATM services company based in Ottawa, Canada.

E-Debit In final stages of upgrading financial switching operations

E-Debit Global Corp., which maintains and services a national ATM network across Canada, has announced the transition of its digital communication network to add the next level of security and redundancy to its Financial Switching Operations. The company's electronic payment...

EMV Migration Forum gains new member in CreditCall

Payment technology company CreditCall is joining the EMV Migration Forum, a group formed by the Smart Card Alliance to support the payment industry's migration to EMV chip cards in the United States. CreditCall is an industry expert in EMV with...

Bank of Montreal to add 250 cash machines

BMO Bank of Montreal has announced plans to add approximately 250 cash-only ATMs to its network across Quebec. As many as 150 will be installed in the greater Montreal area, with 25 added in the greater Quebec City area.

US Bankcorp ATMs experience 2-hour outage

In case you'd forgotten how interconnected the U.S. electrical grid has become, here's a reminder from US Bankcorp.

New regs give Canadians faster access to deposits

New Canadian banking regulations that came into force on Aug. 1, 2012, mean that customers who deposit a check in person with a federally regulated financial institution can get the first $100 in cash right away. The new rules are set out in Access to Funds Regulations and Negative Option Billing Regulations developed by the Department of Finance.

Cardtronics announces banner results for Q2, reaffirms earnings forecast

Cardtronics Inc. announced its financial and operational results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 in an earnings call yesterday afternoon.

MADD, liquor authority partner on ATM fundraising project

In what might seem like an unlikely partnership, Canada's Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have announced that they will team up on a MADD fundraising project. According to a report by the CBC, fees from...

Oberthur Technologies to open EMV, NFC service center in Canada

France-based Oberthur Technologies, a provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced that it has finalized plans to open a secure service center in Ottawa, Ontario. The 15,069 square-foot facility will enable the...

Cardtronics, Scotiabank to extend ATM access into Canadian 7-Eleven stores

Retail ATM giant Cardtronics has announced an ATM branding agreement in which Scotiabank will brand 470 Cardtronics-owned 7-Eleven ATMs in Canada. The deal will enable Scotiabank, a $660 million FI, to expand totally free ATM access by 15 percent in...

ATM placard bill set for House mark up

House bill H.R.4367 — the national legislation that would remove the risk of frivolous lawsuits against the financial industry by removing the physical fee placard requirement on ATMs — is moving ahead in Congress. H.R.4367 was introduced in Congress on April 17 of this year. The bill is sponsored by Rep.

National ATM Council debuts new website

The National ATM Council, Inc. (NAC), a trade association representing U.S.

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