Dear Valued Member,
We can never give up. The pandemic has tested our resilience as an industry and as an association. Thanks to the support of members worldwide, and the unshakeable belief in the value of our ATM businesses and services which are provided daily to millions of accountholders, we’ve continued to recover from the initial losses of lockdown, whilst building our future with the global launch of ATM 2.0, an API App model for future-proof ATMs. 

Meanwhile, cash is bouncing back, with cashless retail bans spreading like wildfire this year across states and cities of America, in a wave of bipartisan support, while I’m participating weekly in various working groups of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group’s investigation into ensuring access to cash for citizens of the Eurosystem. In my considered view, it’s mainly monopolies, authoritarian governments and the historically short-sighted who are blindly pursuing the misguided vision of a cashless society. Those who believe in human freedom, believe in the freedom to choose, too, including the choice of using cash for payments, budgeting in the home and as a store of value. ATMIA will always be a friend of freedom, including the freedom of payment choice. We are friends of the ATM and of the cash, and its value-added services, it can provide 24 x 7. ATMs represent one of the most successful technologies of the modern era.

The roll-out of vaccines provides additional hope for an end to this tragic health and economic crisis. Our industry is ready to hit the ground running, as the post-pandemic world slowly, but surely, begins to emerge.

Stay safe, strong and successful!

Warmest regards,

Mike Lee
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Member of the Month
Our Member of the Month for March is MoData!
MoData is a digital and financial solutions specialist that works with leading banks, financial services, and investment companies across Africa to support them on their journey to digitise and automate their financial business processes.
Their solutions efficiently integrate enterprise back office platforms with all modern digital communication channels. They are able to effectively humanize digital interaction for the end-user customer and intuit through natural AI capability.
Hear what MoData has to say about being a member of ATMIA:
"As members of ATMIA we have benefited from keeping in touch with developments in the global ATM industry, and getting exposure for our company in our target market"

What is the key value you and your company want to get out of ATMIA in the year ahead?

- Exposure of our solutions to the ATM and retail banking community in Africa

What does your firm feel is the one or more of the key benefits of your ATMIA Membership?

- Opportunities for raising awareness about our company
Do you attend and find value in our Events?

- Unfortunately, the Africa virtual event was cancelled but normally they are of excellent value


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Next Gen ATMs

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

The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) 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.”

Read full article.

ATMIA Blog: ATMIA Publishes Next Gen ATM User Interface & Metrics

To mark the milestone of launching the online self-certification system for Next Gen ATMs, which enables customers to transact at ATMs via their mobile bank apps, ATMIA has published its global “Next Gen ATM User Interface and Metrics” best practices. The aim of the new industry manual is to guide ATM operators, vendors and service-providers to measure how to maximize the customer experience and interface at Next Gen ATMs.

The Next Gen ATM User Interface & Metrics report explains why the architecture of the Next Gen ATM blueprint, launched in November 2020, is geared to enhancing the future of ATM consumer experiences and outlines all the relevant factors to measure the improvement of the user interface (UI).

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 

ACI Worldwide and Auriga Partner to Launch Next-Generation ATM Acquiring and Self-Service Banking Platform

Auriga, market leader for omni-channel banking and payment systems, today announced a partnership with ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions.

The companies will launch a next-generation ATM and self-service banking platform aimed at improving the omni-channel banking experience for consumers globally.

Read full article. 
ATM technology and innovation shine and scoop six awards

Spark ATM Systems, South Africa’s leading independent ATM deployer, won five awards at the 2020 tt100 Business Innovations Awards held in November.

The tt100 Business Innovation Awards programme was launched in 1991 to create awareness of the role of technology and innovation in South Africa, while the Africa Tech Week Awards celebrates innovators, leaders and game changers who represent the best in the African tech landscape.

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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