Dear Sandra,
Welcoming everyone into the New Year!
Doctors and scientists are pointing to 2022 as being the year that the pandemic ends. While meeting the challenges presented by Omicron, we can also look forward to new opportunities as we return to a more stable business environment. Lockdowns and restrictions appear much less likely this year than the previous two, and the Reserve Bank is expecting 5.5% economic growth this year.
Issues we need to be mindful of in the coming weeks include: 
The Reserve Bank’s of Australia consultation paper on the Review of Banknote Distribution arrangements represents one of the most important industry engagement opportunities this year. The RBA is conducting a public consultation to determine what changes to Australia's banknote distribution system might be required so that banknote distribution is effective, efficient, sustainable, and resilient. This is open for online submissions until 21st January 2022. 
The   RBNZ-Future of Money-Cash System(Te Moni Anamata) - is now open for online submissions until 10 am 7th March '22.
In response to the Payment System Review by the Federal Government, which indicated the importance of maintaining cash as a payment method into the future. ATMIA together with Australian Security (ASIAL) has used our collective resources and members to put pressure on the government to better articulate its long-term policy for securing the role of cash as a payment method. ATMIA will continue to work with ASIAL on this issue and will share further details at the Strategic Direction teleconference scheduled for March.
ATMIA will continue to support the Cash Welcome Group as we push back against the anti-cash agenda.  

We encourage all industry stakeholders to start planning for our face to face industry events:  

-Next Gen Asia ATMs:  To be held in Singapore on 27th-28th July.

-Next Gen ATMs & Payments: To be held in Sydney on 7th-8th December.
A gentle reminder Our Call for Speakers to both events is now open for submissions. We encourage global experts to come and discuss a path forward for the future of the industry. Sessions are allotted 30-40 minutes if time and can be in the form of a sole presenter, joint presentation, or panel discussion. For more information on either event please contact 

Wishing you all a safe and successful 2022.  Never forget I'm always available here to help, if there is anything I can assist with, do not hesitate to call me anytime.


Sandra Smith
Executive Director, Asia Pacific 
C: +61 424 300 660

Reserve Bank of New Zealand consulting on cash system reform

Consolidating public and private cash sector functions into one or more public utilities, banks paying merchants that provide cash-out services on their behalf, requiring some merchants and government agencies to accept cash, and requiring banks to provide cash services are among options being considered by Te Pūtea Matua, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

  “Our issues paper, ‘Future of Money – Cash System Redesign (Te Moni Anamata – He Whakahou i te Pūnaha Moni)’, reinforces our commitment to keeping cash available for as long as it is needed.  We’re wanting input to develop the right set of policies to ensure the cash system is resilient and efficient in the face of changes in use and availability,” says Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby. “We hope the options set prompts discussion and debate and identifies gaps or refinements.”

  “Falling cash use for everyday needs and the retreat from cash services by banks and retailers threaten financial and social inclusion for some, and have the potential to undermine the important role cash provides underpinning confidence in private money in bank accounts. We call this acting as a value anchor. In times of uncertainty, people seek the security of cash – knowing money can be withdrawn from bank accounts into cash provides confidence that money in bank accounts is safe too,” says Mr Hawkesby.

  The Reserve Bank’s consultation paper outlines a range of external drivers facing the cash system that will lead to significant resilience issues for the cash system if left unchecked. It sets out 16 possible policy responses that could help deliver a fit-for-purpose cash system and 8 policies that could operate as a coherent ‘bundle’ to appropriately shape incentives and address the Reserve Bank's objectives. Feedback is invited up until Monday, 7 March 2022.

Mr Hawkesby says the Reserve Bank plans to release a summary of submissions received on all three papers and an indication of the next steps before the end of April 2022. 

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