Cash and COVID-19, Resources During this Time and more....
Cash and COVID-19, Resources During this Time and more....
Dear Sandra,
This global pandemic has caused public concerns that the COVID 19 could be transmitted by cash. This is far from the truth, as there is no concrete scientific evidence of any person contracting COVID 19 after touching currency.  The WHO has emphasised that cash is not a transmitter of COVID-19. We must not allow sensationalism to hurt the vulnerable and to ensure that cash remains part of the payment system.

In the current environment the use of cash should not be discriminated against, as the message is clear by maintaining effective social distancing, regular washing of hands and avoiding touching your face we can together prevent the spread of COVID-19.  
Please refer the advice from the Australia Government: Royal Australian Mint 

ATMIA will continue to advocate and defend the role of cash and to ensure that cash remains a resilient form of payment system globally. As part of our role during this pandemic, ATMIA has a designated COVID-19 portal to provide our members with the global industry information they need to help survive during these unprecedented times.

In order to prepare the industry for recovery after this pandemic peaks, ATMIA has a survey available to hear your concerns, recommendations, it's by industry stakeholders working together and  sharing your views this will assist ATMIA with current and future issues as we continue to advocate the use of currency. To access the survey Click here
Whilst some countries remain in lockdown, we encourage industry stakeholders to take advantage of some of our online services available on the ATMIA website which includes:
Though these circumstances are uncertain and unpredictable, rest assured ATMIA will continue to work together with the Industry to ensure there is a strong future for cash and it will remain part of the payment system that is fair to all demographic groups globally.
Thanks, 

Sandra Smith
Executive Director, Asia Pacific 
sandra.smith@atmia.com
C: +61 424 300 660
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The Role of Cash When Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Published Thursday, April 9, 2020   Advising low-income societies to use contact-less electronic or mobile payments instead of cash as a C-19 control measure is counter-productive and is likely to negatively affect health outcomes over the longer term.
ACI Worldwide Introduces New “Delay My Payment” Capability to Help Address Bill Payment Challenges for Billers and Consumers Throughout Crisis  Published Wednesday, April 8, 2020 
As more consumers face bill payment difficulties due to COVID-19, ACI Speedpay assists consumers and billers with digital communication and payment planning options.
ICA References on Cash & Pandemic  Published Wednesday, April 8, 2020 
Cardtronics Provides COVID-19-Related Business Update
Published Tuesday, April 7, 2020 
COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Need for Real-Time and New Digital Payments Services Around the World, New ACI Worldwide Research Reveals   Published Tuesday, April 7, 2020   ACI Worldwide and Global Data launch “Prime-Time for Real Time,” a new report tracking and analyzing real-time payments volumes, growth and dynamics across 30 global markets
COVID-19 Crisis Driving Changes in eCommerce Purchasing Behaviors, ACI Worldwide Research Reveals   Published Tuesday, April 7, 2020   DIY products and gardening essentials, laptops and TVs among most popular items bought online.
Cash Usage Regarding COVID-19   Published Monday, April 6, 2020 

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As a sign of pride in our industry, ATMIA wishes to put together a portfolio of photographs and stories which will be published online around the provision of cash and other ATM services in the frontlines of the pandemic. Until Friday, 15 May, please share photos, selfies and all human interest stories of using and providing cash during the emergency.

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