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Like all things complicated, the status of trade between countries constantly ebbs and flows. As a result, trade programs inexorably evolve and must be actively managed in order to keep trade free. Unfortunately, this simply has not happened in the U.S.
Cardtronics faces headwinds in a global cash delivery market that is increasingly competitive and uncertain. But if the company can build on a culture of operational excellence while shoring up a wounded balance sheet, its future would appear to be bright.
What would it mean to ATM deployers in the United States if the Trump administration's "America First" policy were to extend beyond new tariffs on Korean-made washing machines to include tariffs on Korean-made ATMs and parts?
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether online merchants must collect taxes on out-of-state sales. The nationwide implementation of such a rule would increase costs tremendously for online sellers of ATM parts, almost certainly decreasing competition.
Blogger Daryl Cornell of Triton Systems offers five fearless predictions for 2018 — along with the caveat that any or all might be "off the mark, highly questionable or just plain wrong." ATM Marketplace will be bookmarking this page for review 365 days from now.
Imagine for a moment that North Korea or some other rogue state successfully launches a cyberattack against a U.S. bank. Then consider how the ensuing spike in ATM use and bank withdrawals will result in cash shortages until deployers can react.
The speed and magnitude of the recent changes seen in major Western ATM markets cannot be overstated. It will likely be the ability to quickly adapt — or not — that will determine the winners and the losers among independent ATM deployers.
If you are an IAD or ISO with processing agreements currently in force for independently owned, EMV-noncompliant ATM locations, the $64,000 chargeback question is ... "What are you going to do?"
With less than a month to go before the VISA ATM liability shift deadline, you might expect a frantic, last-ditch effort by ATM operators to get their machines EMV-ready. But you would be wrong.
Nearly 200,000 merchant-owned ATMs will not be EMV capable by the October Visa ATM liability shift deadline. So how does this movie end? While there are a number of possibilities, nearly all of them are opportunities for IADs who prepare now.
The United States can now boast of having half a million ATMs (three-quarters of them independently operated) reliably serving citizens all over the nation — despite nearly constant assault from confused regulators, politicians and pundits.
Initially hailed as innovative, it appears that Visa's 'war on cash' is in reality a war on merchant profitability and customer payment choice. However, a 'war on plastic' is a promising business case that could actually be sold to merchants.
It seems likely that only serious chargeback pain or terminal shutoff will prompt many US merchants to upgrade their ATMs to perform EMV transactions. Even then, we could see merchant terminal numbers decline by as much as 25 percent.
Taxes on ATMs and disputes among ATM providers are creating uncertainty about free access to cash by British citizens — especially those in small communities that have already seen bank branches pack up and leave.
With so many "more convenient" options available, why do people continue to rely on hard currency?
With a full slate of speakers, panels, exhibits and meetings, the annual ATM Industry Association conference once again offered the opportunity to stay abreast of developments in the global ATM industry. Here is what we learned at ATMIA this year.
The Federal Reserve has released the sixth study in its series of triennial reports on payment trends in the United States. Though its focus is on noncash payments, the study does offer insights for the ATM industry.
You can believe the Fed's latest report that says they do, or you can believe an endless parade of unscientific online polls that say otherwise.
This year's EMV liability shifts will radically change the retail ISO landscape by 2018. How do we know? Because we've seen this movie before, played out in other mature post-EMV markets.
ATM deployers don’t have to choose between EMV upgrades today and fraud risks later; options now available can make migration more affordable.