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The skimmer: ATM industry news and notes

A quick review of happenings, hirings and headlines from around the ATM, self-service and payments worlds.

Why you don't jump your kid's BFF at the ATM

Hello?! Because she knows who you are. Case in point: Tammy Perras, 45 is accused of attempting to rob a teenaged girl who was withdrawing cash at a drive-through ATM. The Deltona, Fla., woman allegedly grabbed the girl by the...

Donna Embry of PAI among 20 'Most Influential Women in Payments'

Electronic payment processor Payment Alliance International announced today that senior vice president of strategic development Donna Embry, has been named as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments. Embry is one of 20 women to be recognized with the...

Yours for the mere sum of an ATM withdrawal

Among all the potential functions of an ATM, artwork pricing may not be the first that comes to mind. But for setting the MSRP on some contemporary works, it's probably as good as any other authority — a dart board,...

Heartland makes Fortune 1000 three years running

Payments processor Heartland Payment Systems announced that, for the third straight year, it has been named to the Fortune 1000 list of America's largest companies, ranked by revenues. With 2011 revenues of nearly $2 billion, Heartland ranked No. 926 on the 2012 list, improving from its 2010 debut on the Fortune 1000 list at No.

Pendum to consolidate operations in Chicagoland

Independent ATM service provider Pendum LLC announced on Monday that it will move its corporate headquarters, currently located in Denver, to the Chicago area. The move will take place over the next few months and is expected to be substantially...

Customer turns in cash found at ATM in India

Just when it starts to seem that ATM industry news is all about bombers, skimmers and trappers and other assorted miscreants, a bona fides stand-up citizen comes along. An article in today's Times of India said that a man who...

Free download provides self-evaluation tool for ATM businesses

Kahuna ATM Solutions has announced that it is offering IADs and ATM operators a free download of its 10-Point Strategic Profitability Analysis. The self-evaluation tool is designed to help ATM business owners gain insight into 10 critical areas of their...

Cardtronics subsidiary buys ATM installer out of bankruptcy

Yorkshire, England-based New Wave ATM Installations has bought cash machine installer Complete Technical Services out of bankruptcy for an undisclosed sum, said a news story at insidermedia.com. The sale will preserve all 57 jobs at CTS. CTS fell victim to...

Antitrust case looms for Visa, MasterCard and big banks

A comprehensive report at thestreet.com describes private antitrust litigation pitting some five million retailers against Visa, MasterCard and 13 large banks, including Bank of America and Citigroup. The plaintiffs, which include Payless ShoeSource, the National Association of Convenience Stores and...

Using augmented reality to find ATMs

Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union and metaio today announced the availability of a free visual ATM locator channel on the junaio 2.0 augmented reality platform, accessible via metaio's junaio application on the iPhone 3GS.

Casino ATM company sues former employer

The Las Vegas Sun reports that a company led by the former CEO of Las Vegas-based ATM operator Global Cash Access Holdings Inc. has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Global Cash.

New Jersey's 'ATM Bandits' nabbed

Three men accused of carrying out 15 burglaries in nine towns across northern New Jersey — burglaries in which they used acetylene torches and power tools to open up and empty ATMs — were arrested Friday, according to the New...

Dynamic Card Solutions releases new instant-issuance software

Dynamic Card Solutions (DCS), a provider of instant-issuance and PIN-selection solutions for banks, credit unions and retailers, today announced the release of its latest software application, CardWizard 5.1. According to a news release from DCS, the application offers enhanced features...

Mexico's central bank adds ATM fees to its ban on some bank commissions

NASDAQ.com reports that the Bank of Mexico will restrict the ATM fees commercial banks charge consumers as part of its effort to create more competition in the banking industry by forcing banks to generate more revenue from services and lending....

MasterCard settles retailer antitrust suit for $335 million

TheStreet.com: MasterCard Worldwide Inc. plans to pay $335 million to settle a class action suit alleging it violated federal antitrust regulations.

TIO Networks adds 5,000-plus transaction endpoints through new partnership

BURNABY, British Columbia — TIO Networks Corp., a multichannel expedited bill-payment processor, has announced that Budget PrePay Inc., one of the United States' largest networks for marketing prepaid products, will process TIO bill payments at more than 5,000 of its...

Dynamic Card Solutions launches CardWizard easyPIN

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dynamic Card Solutions has announced the availability of a new, patent-pending EMV PIN change solution.

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