What a time we live in – full of crises, but also filled with opportunities! The world has gained some control of the pandemic, through the application of science, and this public health crisis will soon be in full retreat. Things have changed since covid-19 began, however. There is more online shopping, more zoom meetings, less travel and millions now working from home for most of the week. In short, it’s become a more digital world.
Our ATM industry and ATMIA have been very hard at work, during the crisis, preparing for the future and I believe we’re fully ready to retain the ATM as the preeminent channel for self-service banking for many, many years to come. Consider the following developments. The very first certifications for Next Gen ATMs are in the pipeline as we speak, inaugurating a new API App model for ATMs. This is the culmination of a multi-year global project involving unprecedented consensus across all markets and all sectors of the industry. And, this week, ATMIA and the ATM Security Association jointly launched the world’s first global-scale Crisis and Crime Management Intelligence System (CCMIS) to cover all types of crime attacks against ATMs and to provide a hub for any crisis which impacts the industry, whether a future pandemic, an environmental disaster or even a war. Earlier this week, I submitted my report to the Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB), set up to ensure continued access to, and acceptance of, cash in the euro area for the future, as part of the Eurosystem’s Cash 2030 strategy. In the US, bipartisan support continues to grow rapidly for banning cashless retail establishments in the US.
In summary, I see ATMIA as striking exactly the right balance for these times between moving forward in integrating ATMs into the new mobile-digital world, while preserving the fundamental and timeless access to cash and the freedom of true payment choice for all.
The global ATM industry is thus safe in the strong, guiding hands of ATMIA and the ATM Security Association, and as a result of so many amazing thought leaders and innovators in our industry and amongst our membership. Our future is bright!
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ATM Security Association Launches World’s First Crisis and Crime Management Intelligence System for the ATM Industry
The ATM Security Association (ASA) is proud to announce the launch of its new global Crisis and Crime Management Intelligence System (CCMIS).
The world’s first global crime intelligence database for the ATM industry, CCMIS is a centralized, searchable database of ATM incidents that will help every stakeholder in the industry from ATM deployers to security specialists and manufacturers understand current crime trends, methods of attack, crime migration patterns and emerging forms of attack. The database allows members to report an incident, search by location and type, and to pull reports, graphs and stats.
ATMIA Announces Retirement of Sharon Lane, Global Director of Finance and Member Services
(ATMIA) this week announces the approaching retirement of their much-loved Global Director of Finance and Member Services, Sharon Lane.
“Sharon’s 18-year career with ATMIA has been extraordinary and her legacy will be highly effective systems of both financial and membership management, as well as the culture of caring for each and every member,” said Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. “I’m sad to lose her but happy for her personal milestone, which she has reached through an incredible work ethic and sheer consistency. I can only salute her and wish her a joyous and peaceful retirement.”
New ATMIA Position Paper on Universal Cash Deposits at ATMs
ATMIA published a public position paper recommending the widespread adoption of Universal Cash Deposit systems and standards for ATM networks worldwide.
The paper, which will be posted in the public domain and sent to regulators, promotes the position that Universal Cash Deposit for ATMs will assist communities and businesses in dealing with the decline in bank branches, while making cash itself more competitive in order to protect on-going access to cash for all demographic groups.
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.”
CaixaBank taps into European Innovation Council network of startups
Spain's CaixaBank has signed on to the European Innovation Council (EIC) Corporate Partnership programme, working with a handful of startups on joint projects.
The European Commission's main agency for supporting innovation, the EIC funds or subsidises more than 5000 firms. CaixaBank's Payments & Consumer unit has handpicked several of these to work with on pilots for useful projects at the bank.
ESQ Business Services, Inc., today announced the launch of Cloudexa Technology, Inc. – a FinTech company that specializes in cloud-based device monitoring and management solutions. By leveraging over 25 years of expertise from ESQ, Cloudexa will lead the FinTech disruption for this sector of the financial services industry through a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform and feature-rich product portfolio.
Featured Reports ATMIA recently published premium reports on a wide variety of topics from security to the future of the industry – to provide you with a competitive edge in growing your ATM business in the ever-changing ATM marketplace.
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Market Intelligence Library
The MIL contains some strong overviews of the payment and regulation landscapes in a number of different countries. It includes recently issued articles and document on ATMs and payments, plus key items from the press.
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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!
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.