ATM Marketplace: April Top 5
When it rains it pours ...
All sorts of topics caught readers' interest in April, from regulations to revenues to the reasons why financial institutions are starting to get seriously interested in blockchain technology. Once again, though, it was the subject of cardless ATM access that made the biggest splash.
Here's the countdown:
Assistive technology for the disabled has become more sophisticated and pervasive in recent years, giving kiosk manufacturers and deployers the ability to better serve an important customer base — and meet ADA requirements.
Every financial institution believes it's got the playbook on best placement of branches, the right formats, and correct staffing models, but there is a glaring weakness in their strategy: Call it the ATM afterthought.
ATM revenues were a notable weak spot in the first quarter of 2017, but NCR got off to a strong enough start overall that during a Q1 earnings call, executives were able to announce with confidence that full-year revenues would exceed their earlier expectations.
Bitcoin has long been on banks' radar and, as it turns out, for good reason. The blockchain technology at the heart of bitcoin opens up a number of possibilities for financial institutions. Here's what's in it for them.
At the end of March, Wells Fargo became the first U.S. bank to implement cardless account holder access across its entire ATM fleet; NCR's Colin Gordon explains why it's critical for other FIs to follow suit — and soon.
Suzanne Cluckey / Suzanne’s editorial career has spanned three decades and encompassed all B2B and B2C communications formats. Her award-winning work has appeared in trade and consumer media in the United States and internationally. She is now the editor of ATMmarketplace.com and BlockChainTechNews.com