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.

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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.

New guide offers a comprehensive view of ATM and mobile integration

The free downloadable publication includes 53 pages of survey results, case studies and interviews with innovators in the areas of ATM and mobile channel integration and branch reinvention.

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.

The ATM industry: Bound for ... where?

Industry experts fielded questions at PayThink 2014 in a session dedicated to sussing out the future of the ATM.

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.

Will EMV lead to more contactless ATMs?

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

The long and 'cash-is-required' road …

The question remains, with Apple Pay fully implemented and consumers and merchants all engaged, will our need for cash be affected?

2014 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit: M&A in the ATM Industry

Tremont Capital Group CEO Sam Ditzion discusses M&A trends in the ATM industry at the 2014 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

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NEWS


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Not bound by tradition, Generations Bank embraces branch transformation

The 144-year-old bank has opened its first 'tellerless' branch featuring full-service virtual banking and on-site specialists who help customers with more complex financial needs.

Prepaid cards rule in September spending; checks see rare increase

Total dollar volume was up year-over-year, but month-to-month growth slowed slightly as consumers took a breather between back-to-school and Halloween spending.

Global card payment volume tops 200B in 2013

A new study by RBR has found that the number of payments made by card worldwide grew 13 percent between 2012 and 2013.

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