Middle East Newsletter June 2020
Middle East Newsletter June 2020
Dear Member

Welcome to our June newsletter! I can’t believe we are halfway through this year already.

A gentle reminder that we have set up a coronavirus and ATMs portal to keep you updated on industry impacts of the pandemic.

ATMIA Launches an ATM and Cash Revival Plan for COVID-19 and Beyond

ATMIA has announced the launch of an ATM and Cash Revival Plan for an ATM industry hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have listened to our members who told us all their COVID-19 pain points in our recent survey and we are now committed to a series of actions aimed at starting an industry revival,” explained Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA and Chairperson of the Consortium for Next Gen ATMs.

The advocacy plan has two prongs, a Cash Revival Plan and an ATM Revival Plan.

“To revive cash use, we will continue our cashless bans campaign to ensure mandatory acceptance of cash at retail outlets in markets such as the USA, Europe, Canada, UK and Australia,” Lee said. “We will aim to make the deposit of cash (notes and coins) at ATMs as accessible as possible, while conducting some much-needed PR on the top values of cash, including its role in financial inclusion, household budgeting and its popularity across several demographic groups.”

The Cash Revival Plan will also look at increasing the competitiveness of cash as a payment method by improving cash management and logistics.

“The ATM Revival Plan will include a global protocol for ATM hygiene for what we believe will be a hygiene-conscious society after COVID-19,” Lee added. “In addition, our multi-year Consortium for Next Gen ATMs, with over 330 companies participating worldwide, will reach fruition in 2020 with an online self-certification system for certifying globally interoperable API APP ATMs to move ATMs into next gen capability for the mobile-digital world and the coming Internet of Things.”

View the ATM and Cash Revival Plan here.

Please remember that we are always here to assist our members where we can and that you’re welcome to reach out to me with any questions you have.
Kind regards,
Andrew Dean

Executive Director, Middle East and Africa
C: +27(0)82 577.9921
P: +27(0)21 712.6604
Join the Future-Proofing of the ATM Industry 
Over 300 companies have joined ATMIA’s Consortium for Next Gen ATMs which is developing a new API App model for future ATMs, including over 75 banks and financial institutions and the top IADs in the world.

It is free to join this global movement – simply email me at mike@atmia.com to become part of this critical exercise to ensure our technologies stay relevant for the next generation.

There is a next gen business case toolkit which identifies 22 cost-saving opportunities through embracing next gen architecture, 14 ways of improving revenue and 8 ways to build brand value. It enables a company to calculate potential Return on Investment depending on which sector of the industry you are in.

Please see the toolkit, a list of participating companies, best practices and so much more at the next gen portal.

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ATM Industry News and Items of Interest

SABRIC Welcomes New CEO

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) is delighted to welcome Nischal Mewalall, who today starts his tenure as CEO.
G-Money Gives Telcos a Run For Their Money
According to the World Bank, Ghana is the fastest-growing mobile-money market in Africa with close to 12 million customers at the end of 2019. Currently, the mobile money subsidiary of MTN is the dominant player with about 90% of mobile money transactions, followed by the subsidiaries of AirtelTigo and Vodafone.
Standard Bank climate change resolutions

In April, the Standard Bank board informed minority shareholders Just Share and the Raith Foundation that it would not table their proposed climate change resolutions for voting by shareholders at its 2020 Annual General Meeting. 

Your Big 20% Discount to All ATMIA's Remaining 2020 Conferences

Now that countries all over the world are starting to lift lockdown restrictions, it is time to start thinking about attending one (or more) of the remaining ATMIA conferences being held in 2020. 

A note to Managers who are hiring - the ATM Industry Career Center is here to help!

We understand that Hiring Managers are looking for more than a simple job board, when it comes to finding and recruiting new ATM channel talent.  The ATM Industry Career Center is a robust recruiting resource that you will want to check out – and offering a “Back to Work” promotion for the month of June.

Employers can set up a free account on the ATM Industry Career Center website. ATMIA membership is not required, but members do receive discounted rates. Once your account is set up:
  • Post jobs online quickly and easily, including confidential postings
  • Manage applications
  • Search resume
  • Set up and email resume alerts
Make your company stand out among other employers with a variety of branding opportunities.
  • Create and attach a 60-second video to your postings
  • Use an enhanced job posting that can include elements of your company profile
  • Create and post a company profile page
  • Be part of the banner ad rotation
  • Make your posting a Featured Job to gain more attention

For the entire month of June, purchase two 30-day postings for the price of one, and use them any time during the next six months.  So be ready to start re-hiring when the time is right.  

Contact ATMIA USA Executive Director, David Tente for more information.
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Andrew Dean is Executive Director for ATMIA Middle East. He's available to help you and your business navigate all things ATM.

Feel free to reach Andrew by email at andrew.dean@atmia.com or telephone +27 (0) 82 577.9921 Mobile or +27 (0) 21 712.6604 Office.
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