Dear Valued Member,
Thank you so much for your valued support during the most difficult year I can remember in my career. It’s been inspiring to see your loyalty during difficult times. The ATM industry held firm during this time of testing.

Our industry and our membership has much to look forward to in the new year, including the appearance of certified Next Gen ATMs, linking ATMs to the customers’ mobile phones in a new API App model for ATMs, consummated in 2020 with the launch of the online self-certification system. As populations become vaccinated and international travel resumes at a stronger pace, life will gradually return to normal and business will pick up again. In fact, at some point we’ll see a big rebound as pent-up demand is released and cash savings start to be spent and invested when a renewed hope for the return to normalcy floods back. Our industry will be ready for this.

I would like to pay tribute to the work of Debbie Smyth as ATMIA’s International Industry Adviser, for her superb advocacy work in Europe and her new research on metrics for measuring the efficacy of Next Gen ATM User Interface best practices. Debbie will continue her good work in 2021 in a new role as an ATMIA endorsed Consultant so her great knowledge will not be lost to the industry. At the same time, I’d like to thank the whole ATMIA team for sticking together through the hard times in 2020. We are stronger together, and that truth applies to the industry as a whole, too.

It remains to wish you and your loved ones a safe and beautiful festive season. And may the New Year ring in a time of renewed hope for our industry and all our businesses as the pandemic is defeated and brought under control. Stay safe and strong!

Warmest regards,

Mike Lee
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Unique Attributes of Cash

Cash is so good…because it is a good household budgeting tool. We all know it’s easy to overspend when using a credit card. In addition, when consumer debt levels are high, it can lead to financial problems and stress in households. By contrast, with cash, you can only spend what you have. This fact forces us to stay within our budget limits. There is a discipline to cash use which is appreciated in all households which have to watch their expenditure carefully. In this sense, cash is real money in your pocket, wallet or purse and it is stress-free to use cash, knowing you can only spend what’s at your immediate disposal. No wonder then that the European Central Bank (ECB) has recently outlined its 2030 cash strategy to ensure that banknotes remain widely available and accepted as a competitive, reliable payment instrument and store of value that can be owned and used directly by all consumers throughout the massive Eurosystem. 
Following the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic, with the associated economic crisis, cash as a budgeting tool has become more important than ever before. And in its latest report, “Cash in the time of Covid” - Quarterly Bulletin 2020 Q4,  the Bank of England states that British people are spending less cash, but that the total value of banknotes in circulation has increased as people appear to choose to hold more cash. This fact shows that people find security in holding cash. Isn’t the fact that it’s a great budgeting tool part of this human fascination with, and trust in, cash?


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.

Launch of Next Gen ATM System Inaugurates Global Race to Reinvent ATMs

The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) today launched the official global certification system for Next Gen ATMs, the culmination of a four-year long industry project to create a new API App model for ATMs, integrating ATMs and mobile phones in one seamless new ecosystem.

“I’m proud and delighted to announce that the Consortium for Next Gen ATMs, made up of over 400 participating companies in 55 countries, working together since 2017, has created a brand new global architecture for app-based ATMs,” said Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA, Chairperson of the Consortium for Next Gen ATMs and President of the ATM Security Association. “Now that the online certification system for the new architecture has gone live on the ATMIA Next Gen portal, companies from anywhere in the world can certify their ATM products and services as Next Gen ready and receive their association certification badge of approval.”

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ATMIA Launches New Membership Level to Support the ATM Industry During Current Economic Downturn

ATMIA has announced a new STARTUP Membership Level that will provide ATM businesses with all the benefits of a Regional Associate Level membership for just $500 ‒ in order to provide cost-savings during this economic downturn.

“Typically, we only extend a special membership offer once a year,” said ATMIA Global Director, Finance & Member Services Sharon Lane. “But this is certainly not shaping up to be a ‘typical’ year and we wanted to do something special to provide extra support to members, just like we did during the financial crisis of 2008-2009.”

The best offer ATMIA has ever put forward, this limited time membership represents a 60 percent discount from regular prices and is $100 less than the Small Business Level membership, but with more benefits. Contact Erika Navarrete to join!

Next Gen ATMs

GET INVOLVED - GET NOTICED: Become a Next Gen Champion!

Today, we invite your company to become an official ATM Next Gen Champion.  Your company will not only be supporting the future of the ATM industry but be noted as one of those leading the way!  The details and benefits of the Champion package are at this link for you to consider. Our packages start at $1200 per year – that is only $100 per month.  If everyone contributes a little we can achieve a lot!

For questions or get signed up contact Dana Benson.

Next Gen ATMs Newsletter

Check out the most recent issue of ATMIA's Next Gen ATMs newsletter. The newsletter provides you with the most recent news and industry updates. And don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter! 

Read more here.


News From ATMIA Members Worldwide 

Kaspersky finds timely software updates can cut business data breach costs in half

According to a recent Kaspersky report, enterprises with outdated technology can lose 47% more money when they suffer a data breach compared to those who update their IT technologies in a timely manner. For small and medium-sized businesses, the difference is even more obvious at up to 54%. The use of obsolete and unpatched software is quite common and important for businesses to address, since almost half of organizations in North America (44%) use at least some form of out-of-date technology in their infrastructure.

Read full article. 

Auriga today 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.

The initiative is called Batopin (Belgian ATM Optimization Initiative), which is supported by Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING and KBC, and aims at providing 95% of Belgians access to a modern ATM service within five kilometres of their home or business.

Read full article. 

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Coronavirus and ATMs: Updates and Messages

ATMIA has created a webpage for fact-based messages about how the coronavirus pandemic affects us and our industry. ATMIA is here for you and for all ATMs throughout the world. You are constantly in our thoughts. Please stay safe.


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