ATMIA Africa May Newsletter 2019
ATMIA Africa May Newsletter 2019
Dear Andrew,

Join us for the 2019 ATMIA Middle East Conference!

On the 25th and 26th of June ATMIA will be hosting the ATMIA Middle East 2019 ConferenceFuture of ATMs & Payments Middle East & Beyond

Join the only global association for the ATM industry at the meeting point of East and West, North and South to look into the future of banking with thought leaders and seasoned experts of the industry.

Ensure you are up to speed with the latest developments and trends such as:
  • Branch transformation and the changing role of ATMs and digital channels
  • New security and identity authentication strategies for ATM
  • Evolving ATM, IAD and cash usage trends
  • Future-proofing ATMs in the context of open banking and mobile adoption
  • ATMs in the cloud and best practices for ATM management and monitoring
For the past 20 years ATMIA events have been the safe space for banks, independents, network processors vendors, suppliers and service-providers to come together for industry summits. Join these industry stakeholders and ATMIA, a global industry leader, for a not-to-be-missed Middle Eastern banking event, focused on evolving technology, Next Gen ATMs, software migrations, payments innovations, ATM security and on-going cash demand and distribution.

The conference will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai UAE, on the 25th and 26th of June

We look forward to seeing you there! 

News Update: Nigeria and Ghana Release New Banknotes
Both Nigeria and Ghana have released new banknotes into circulation recently.

The Central Bank of Nigeria is hoping to eliminate unfit and counterfeit currency currently in circulation through the direct disbursement of lower value banknotes to various market associations and merchants, through their respective deposit money banks.

The Central bank has also lowered the processing charges for lower denomination banknotes to encourage the return of unsorted banknotes for processing.

This is part of an ongoing project to remove over-circulated and mutilated banknotes from circulation and promote efficient currency management in Nigeria.

The bank is striving to ensure an optimal supply of clean and quality banknotes, in a balanced currency mix, that meets public demand and is also efficient and cost effective.

In Ghana, the Bank of Ghana has also begun the circulation of new upgraded banknotes with enhanced security features. The enhanced notes are the GH₵10, GH₵20 and GH₵50.

The purpose of the exercise is to align the Central Bank’s cash management with global best practice, keep up with changing technologies, and prevent counterfeiting. The new banknotes will feature an optically variable magnetic image and new enhanced security thread, as well as a more prominent watermark and enhanced iridescent band.

The new banknotes also have improved durability and machine readability. 

Kind regards,
Andrew Dean
Executive Director, Middle East 
C: +27(0)82 577.9921
P: +27(0)21 712.6604

Regional Steering Committee Call
All ATMIA members are invited to the next conference call of our Regional Steering Committee for 2019. 
This call will be taking place on the 24th of July at 11:00am South Africa Standard Time. This call is a great way to keep up to date with industry news and trends, connect with other people in the industry, and raise questions or start industry discussions. 
Please let me know if you are interested in attending so I can forward you the agenda and send you a meeting invitation with dial-in details.


Over 200 companies have joined ATMIA’s Consortium for Next Gen ATMs which is developing a new API App model for future ATMs, including over 55 banks and financial institutions and the top IADs in the world.

It is free to join this global movement – simply email me at 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.

Read the Ten Talking Points and join us today!

This project will shape the future in many ways creating a relevant and popular ATM for a new generation of consumers.

ATMIA Announces Member Referral Program

Have you ever referred a company to ATMIA for resources or more information on a subject, suggested someone attend an ATMIA conference, or even recommended they join the association? If you are shaking your head, we have a deal for you!

Now ATMIA member companies can earn a $50 USD discount on their membership renewal for each referral. In addition, the company joining will receive a 20% discount on their membership. Limit five discounts ($250 USD) per company, per year.

To make it as easy as possible for members to promote the referral program, ATMIA has put together a variety of resources and each member company has been assigned a unique referral codes that can be found under the ‘my account’ tab on the ATMIA site.

To learn more, contact
Sharon Lane, Global Director, Finance & Member Services. 

ATM Industry News and Items of Interest


Standard Bank Group and Microsoft today announced a new strategic partnership that will help to transform the bank’s technology estate and internal corporate functions, enabling the largest bank in Africa to accelerate its digital transformation journey significantly improving its employee experience.


Emirates NBD, one of the leading banks in the region, was awarded Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year at the FStech Awards in London.



First National Bank Namibia has announced today that UnionPay cards are now accepted at all FNB Point of Sale terminals nationwide. “This means that close to 4500 FNB merchant terminals now enabled for UnionPay cardholders around the world to enjoy easy, convenient and secure payment experiences when visiting Namibia, from shopping, dining, to transportation and accommodations”, explained, FNB’s Head: Tourism and Merchant Sales, Rene Botes.


Send us your News, Comments, and Feedback

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 or telephone +27 (0) 82 577.9921 Mobile or +27 (0) 21 712.6604 Office.

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