ATMIA Canada Newsletter
ATMIA Canada Newsletter
Dear ATMIA Canada Member,
I can feel spring is in the air and there is also the promise of important events happening in the ATM industry in Canada, too.

We have already kicked off the 2018 campaign for our Advocacy efforts in the Canadian market. You will be receiving marketing material over the next several weeks looking for your participation by way of contribution. Although contributions are accepted and welcome year round, we prefer that funding be in place early in the year in order that our GRC and H & K can focus from the get-go on important industry issues which could affect your business. 
As you know, our ATMIA Canada GRC focuses on issues that affect members at all levels, municipally, provincially and federally. Issues in one geography can quickly spread to other regions. Like the Center for Disease Control attempts to prevent spreading, your GRC is always ready to prevent the spread of costly or damaging regulations from one jurisdiction to another. Big or small, we need your financial support as a form of damage control insurance for the industry. Let’s act with urgency and get our advocacy off to an amazing start for 2018.

Next up, please take careful note on the article further down on the ATMIA Consortium for Next Generation ATMs. This is an initiative proving to be the largest and most interesting ever taken on by ATMIA, globally. Already over 100 companies from across all sectors of the industry have signed up to implement a global blueprint for next gen ATMs.

We are now 60 days away from the Canadian ATMIA Payment Summit. You must take action soon to obtain a room at the hotel blocked for ATMIA Attendees. You will be hearing from industry experts on topics ranging from cyber security to virtual branches and the future of the ATM. Our banker lineup includes  CIBC, BMO, Scotiabank and others. You will also hear from independent operators, and many familiar supplier names from our industry.

We will be hosting a Canada Member only Town Hall meeting, time slot to be advised.

I look forward to seeing and talking with each and everyone of you at our industry event.
All the best,
Curt Binns
Executive Director, ATMIA Canada 

Membership News

Interac Partners with ICC Solutions to further Chip and Pin Payments Migration for Interac in the U.S.
TORONTO, January 16, 2018 – Canadians will be able to use chip technology through the Interac® Debit service at more merchant locations across the U.S., thanks to a new partnership between Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation and ICC Solutions, a cross-border debit certification provider. With this partnership, ICC Solutions becomes a preferred chip certification vendor for Interac in the U.S., facilitating testing support for U.S. merchants and acquirers and validating Interac’s certifications results in accordance with its U.S. specifications. (click here to read the full story)
BMO Recognizes Phoenix's Women Community Leaders
PHOENIX, 2017 – BMO Harris Bank recognized three local women at the BMO Celebrating Women morning program event held in Phoenix this month, which honored women leaders in their communities in the following categories: Women Who Lead, Women Who Serve and Women Who Inspire. (click here to read the full story)

Affinity Credit Union Launches Everlink's Lock'N'Block®
MARKHAM, ON, January 22, 2018 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. announced today that their mobile fraud management solution, Lock’N’Block®, is now available to cardholders using the Affinity Credit Union mobile app. Lock’N’Block® provides cardholders with the ability to control access to their debit cards, when and where they want, through their mobile phone. In addition to changing their setting through Affinity’s mobile app, members can also access the functionality through online retail banking, online business banking, and by speaking with staff at the Advice and Contact Centres. (click here to read the full story)

Industry News

ATMIA Publishes Results of the 2017 Global Fraud & Security Survey
Results for 2017 for its global membership of over 10,500 individuals in the ATM industry.
The percentage of respondents reporting a general increase in ATM crime increased from 42% in 2016 to 54% in the 2017 annual global fraud and security survey.
“Since there is now such a variety of methods of attack, technologies and tools available, our industry needs to start 2018 with an attitude of vigilance,” Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA, stated. “We must unite like never before to tackle all these challenges.” (click here to read the full story)
Chinese Bitcoin Miners Eye Sites in Quebec, Manitoba
China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesperson told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich province an attractive alternative. (click here to read the full story)
RFi Group Insight - Canada: Strong Foundation, Uncertain Future - Credit Unions in Canada
Credit Unions (CUs) are an undeniably important part of the Canadian financial landscape. According to the Canadian Credit Union Association, the industry trade body that represents the sector, more than 5 million Canadians currently bank with a CU, and according to RFi Group’s H2 2017 Priority and Retail Banking Council study, 16% of Canadians consider a CU to be their main financial institution (MFI). These customers that consider a CU to be their MFI are considerably more engaged with their main bank than the market as a whole; they are more satisfied, more likely to recommend, and less likely to switch. (click here to read the full story)
Canada’s Real-time Payment Rail (RTR)

The global payments ecosystem is trending strongly towards real-time, data-rich ISO20022 enabled payments, says Jan Pilbauer, Executive Director of Modernization & CIO, Payments Canada, as he outlines the country’s plans for an instant payment system that is on trend to begin by the end of 2019.  (click here to read the full story)

Latest Insights from The Cash Repository

ATMIA has undertaken the task of forming a consortium to address the next generation ATM. Currently there are over 100 Member companies from around the world representing a variety of industries tied to the ATM value chain.
This committee discusses alternative OS systems for ATMs but also how ATM architecture, whether software, hardware or network architecture, will evolve as innovation, which may be “OS-agnostic” in nature, takes place. To join this member-only send a message to
Member to Member Introductions

Connecting with ATMIA members is easy with our member to member introduction service. Sign into your account on the ATMIA website home page. Then go to the Member Directory and search for new contacts by keyword, company type, country or region. Full contact and other pertinent information is displayed for each ATMIA member.
Simply click the Request Introduction button to email a personalized message with your contact information. Recipients will know that ATMIA sanctioned your outreach. Try it Now...
Upcoming ATMIA Conferences
Canadian ATM & Payments Summit 2018
Date: April 24 - 25, 2018 
Location: Four Points by Sheraton
City: Toronto Airport
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ATMIA Security 2018 - ATM Customer Experience & Security Summit (ACESS)
Date: June 12 - 13, 2018
Location: Royal Lancaster Hotel
City: London. UK
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Member of the Month

TouchCash Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Markham, Ontario. Proudly family owned and operated, TouchCash provides ATM and Mobile and Payment Terminal Solutions for businesses operating in a variety of industries including: c- stores, bars, airports, hotels, corporate offices and sporting complexes just to name a few. TouchCash has focused on helping its customers succeed by providing exceptional service and fostering relationships with business associations and strategic partners.  TouchCash also has long standing ties, throughout Canada, to the Korean business community which has enabled the Company to expand its presence country-wide. TouchCash provides its merchants with accounting and support in five languages, and prides itself on offering a complete one-stop-shop solution for all of their ATM, Mobile and Payment Terminal Solutions.
If you would like your company to be considered for Canada's Member of the month, please send your information to me at
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