Excitement is building for the 2021 ATMIA Canada conference
Excitement is building for the 2021 ATMIA Canada conference

Excitement is building for the 2021 ATMIA Canada conference!

Although the ATMIA Canada Virtual Conference was a great success, you can now start counting down the days to the in-person event in Vancouver.  The Canada conference is now scheduled for May 18-19, 2021, still at the Sheraton Wall Centre.
Registration is available now on the conference website – and these are the lowest rates you will see.  Did you miss the 2016 and 2018 conferences?  Then you qualify for the 'New Attendee' rate and can save a little more, whether you are a member or non-member.
Most of the speakers who committed to the original in-person event are still committed to participating in our program next year.  Take a look at the online agenda, but be sure to check back as new sessions will be approved until the program is complete.

There may also be one or two speaking slots available if you have a topic in mind that complements the conference theme of "Advancing the ATM into the Next Generation, Together".  Contact ATMIA Canada executive director, David Tente directly.
Stay safe and keep well in these challenging times.

David

Feel free to reach ATMIA Canada executive director David Tente by email at david.tente@atmia.com or telephone +1.407.833.7906.

ATMIA leaps forward with reinvention of the ATM as the 400th company joins the NextGen Consortium

Our ATMIA’s Consortium for Next Gen ATMs, established as an industry future-proofing project in 2017 to create a new API App model and ecosystem for ATMs, attracted its 400th company this week. Raiffeisen Bank Russia was the 400th organization to join the project, which has participants in 55 countries, spanning all sectors of the ATM and cash industries.
The 55 countries include Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Dutch Caribbean, France, Guatemala, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam and Zambia.

Coronavirus updates

Good progress is being made on the ATMIA Advocacy Plan for COVID-19 and Beyond.  Part of that plan is the ATMIA Cash Revival Plan,
The new ATM Hygiene & Safety Committee has been very active and recently published its “ATM Hygiene Protocol & Best Practices” document.  A UV-C sub-committee was formed to look at technology for ATM and cash sanitizing.  In addition, an ATM Hygiene Showroom page has been set up for hygiene related products.
The Coronavirus webpage continues to serve as a repository for ATMIA press releases and statements relating to managing this crisis and advocating for cash as a consumer payment choice.  It also includes news feeds specifically relating to the pandemic and a mid-week report on state-by-state activity in the U.S.. 

Understanding lean bank branches and the benefits of this model

Lean bank branches are physical locations in which banking
services have been augmented to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs and encourage greater customer satisfaction.  Their popularity as a branch model is on the rise, but many bank branches have already closed. In fact, data from Which? revealed that over 3,000 bank branches have been shut in the UK since 2015 as a result of declining footfall, as well as
increasing costs and rising competition from online challenger banks.  Read more . . .

Before you start hiring this year, check out the ATM Industry Career Center

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.
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 resumes
  • 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
Take advantage of ATMIA member pricing – 30-day postings start at only $200, and you have one year to use them.  So be ready to start re-hiring when the time is right.
Contact ATMIA Canada executive director, David Tente for more information.

ATMIA Publishes New “Next Gen ATM User Interface and Metrics” Best Practices

To mark the milestone of launching the certification system for Next Gen ATMs, which enable customers to transact at ATMs via their mobile bank apps, ATMIA today published its “Next Gen ATM User Interface and Metrics” best practices. The aim of the new industry manual is guide ATM operators, vendors and service-providers to measure how to maximize the customer experience and interface at Next Gen ATMs.
“After over 50 years of reliable service to cardholders, the ATM has now geared up to enable customers to transact through their mobile devices instead of using plastic cards, providing for faster, pre-staged app-based cash withdrawals and deposits, and, increasingly in future, cash-to-cryptocurrency or crypto-currency-to-cash exchanges,” explained Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA and Chairperson of the Consortium for Next Gen ATMs, which now has more than 400 participating companies in 55 countries.  Read the full press release . . .

Connections

ATMIA Facebook Page

Have you checked out ATMIA's Facebook page yet?  The greatest benefit of joining our community on Facebook is keeping abreast of ATM industry news and developments on:
  • Latest technology
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Upcoming ATM focused events
  • And more….
On our page, you can find all things ATM's and so much more. "Like" us on Facebook us today!

Earn discounts on your membership and offer new members a 20% discount

ATMIA members can now offer friends and affiliates 20% off membership AND earn a discount on their own membership renewal.  For a limited time, earn up to $500 USD in discounts on your next renewal as part of ATMIA’s new Membership Referral Program. Each referral is worth $100 USD.
“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,” says Amber Howell, ATMIA Membership & Social Media Manager.  For mor details about how it works, click here.
Members can find their own personal link and email text/images to use under the ‘Member Referrals’ icon in their My ATMIA Account section of the website.
To learn more, contact Amber Howell.
Upcoming committee meetings

Canada Regional Board

The Canada Regional Board meets three times a year to discuss important issues, committee activities, and the financial health of the chapter. The next  meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00am PDT, in conjunction with the 2021 Canada Conference in Vancouver, BC.  It is open to all Canada board-level members.

Canada Government Relations Committee

Under normal circumstances, the Canada GRC meets three times a year to discuss regulatory and compliance issues, advocacy, and other government related matters.  Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be combined with the Canada Regional Board meeting until further notice.  That meeting is next scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00am PDT, in conjunction with the 2021 Canada Conference in Vancouver, BC .  
Questions and requests for committee meeting invitations may be directed to David Tente

Welcome our new members

New Canada members for 2021:  

Associate level membership

   CASHWAVE, Toronto, ON
Cash Wave has accomplished some dynamic achievements in the field of ATM and Financial Technology. We are operating as the first independent switch in Canada known as Cash Wave. Product specifications of Cash Wave are designed according to the consumer’s needs and their demands in the ATM Industry with a deep focus on Canada. The man behind Cash Wave is Syed Mansoor Naqvi whose vision is to excel in Fintech all over Canada, and beyond. 
MBE was established in 1996 and has been operating in the field of E-commerce for twenty-four years, composed of a group of sixteen diverse businesses. In FinTech we are specialists in ATM and POS, working as MBE ATM & MBE POS.  Every day we realize the increased importance of financial technology in daily life. MBE ATM operates approximately 10,000 ATMs all across the province of Ontario..
New ATMIA Canada members are not only listed in the newsletter with a link to their company website, but also introduced to the entire membership with up to two paragraphs of information about the business and its focus.  Join ATMIA Canada today and put yourself on the front page of the next issue.
Did You Know?  You can upgrade your membership level at any time.  Move up to Board level for greater visibility and a stronger voice in the direction of the Region.  Interested in becoming a Canada Regional Board Member?  A unique membership level for financial institutions?  Contact David Tente for more information on this and other membership options.
Don't Forget - if your membership is expiring soon, you can receive a 5% discount by renewing before the end of the month in which it expires.

ATMIA Membership Benefit Reminder

There are so many benefits to ATMIA membership, it's easy to lose track of them all.  Watch the Newsletter each month for reminders about one of those membership benefits and tips about how to take advantage of it.

Member of the month profile

Your company can be handpicked as member of the month for your region. Your profile will be posted on the ATMIA website as well as mentioned in the Regional newsletter. Questions can be directed to your regional Executive Director.

Upcoming webinars

January 14: Contactless Branching: Balancing Consumer & Employee Experience - sponsored by Cook Security Group.
February 10:  Digital Becomes Physical - The Revenue Benefits of Bitcoin Kiosks - sponsored by Bitcoin Depot.

Membership News

Scotiabank named Bank of the Year in Canada for second year in a row

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Company: Scotiabank
For the second year in a row, Scotiabank has been named Canadian Bank of the Year by The Banker magazine. Bank of the Year winners are judged on their ability to deliver returns, gain strategic advantage, and serve their markets. This follows Scotiabank’s award as the Best Bank in North America for Innovation in Digital Banking by The Banker earlier this year.

Batopin: Auriga to Manage Belgium's New Nationwide ATM Network

Monday, December 7, 2020
Company: Auriga
Auriga announced a ground-breaking new agreement to provide a complete ATM as a service solution to create and run a new shared state of the art ATM infrastructure for Belgium’s four largest retail banks.

Wayne Malone, Former President & CEO, Citishare; Head of Global ATMs at Citi joins Perativ as a Senior Advisor

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Company: Perativ
Perativ Holdings Inc. ("Perativ"), a retail bank focused SaaS platform that replaces classic cash forecasting to drive breakthrough cost reductions and cash optimization in bank ATM and Branch cash distribution networks is pleased to announce that Mr. Wayne Malone has joined as a Senior Advisor.  Perativ helps banks to integrate and automate the four core functions that impact cash distribution costs: cash forecasting, load compliance, treasury reconciliation, and bulk cash ordering.

Industry News

ATMs Reinvented

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Company: ATMIA
Just over five decades after the world’s first ATM was installed in London, conditions have converged to make the reinvention of the ATM inevitable. Next Gen ATMs are an idea, or vision, whose time has come. Next Gen ATM is an app-based ATM and it’s thought that both the quality and number of transactions at ATMs will increase when customers can transact with their mobile devices instead of a plastic card. 

Cash in a Pandemic: Brink’s CEO Doug Pertz on the Strength and Importance of Cash

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Company:  Brinks
Many people are asking me how I think the COVID-19 pandemic is going to change the cash payments landscape – and what it means for Brink’s. Their questions are understandable, given the unprecedented times we are in and the amount of conflicting information about the pandemic’s effect on cash usage.


Latest Insights from the Cash Repository

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Member of the Month for January/February

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