Thursday , October 22, 2020

ATMs

PayPal Dips into Crypto and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/21/20

PayPal Holdings Inc. announced a service that allows account holders to buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrency directly from their account. The company also said it will make cryptocurrency available as a funding source for purchases at the 26 million merchants worldwide that accept PayPal.Payments provider FIS Inc. said it added pharmacy chain Walgreens …

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ATMIA Deplores ‘Fearmongering’ in Press Coverage of Covid Risk at ATMs

With ATM transaction volumes in bank branches returning to near pre-Covid-19 levels, the ATM Industry Association Tuesday issued a statement decrying media coverage regarding the risk of infection from ATM use. The issue centers on a study by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the Australian Centre for …

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Infection Fears Could Give a Boost to a ‘Reverse ATM’ That Takes in Cash, Dispenses Cards

With cash on the outs with many pandemic-wary consumers and merchants these days, payments firms are looking for alternatives. One such option is a so-called reverse ATM, a machine that takes in cash instead of dispensing it to allow users to convert paper money into an electronic payment instrument. An …

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A Survey Quantifies How Consumers Are Displacing Cash in Favor of Cards

Consumers are replacing cash with payment cards during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the “Purchasing in a Pandemic” report issued by Visa Inc. and consultancy The Strawhecker Group. Among the findings is that 26% of respondents expect to use less cash following the pandemic when compared to before. That, coupled …

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NCR Releases a New ATM Software Platform Aimed at Consistency With Digital Banking

NCR Corp. on Monday announced the release of its next-generation ATM software platform. The new platform, called NCR Activate Enterprise NextGen, is intended to remake the ATM user experience to reflect similar applications in other digital-banking channels, according to the company. The idea, NCR adds, is to create a more …

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ATM Withdrawals Decrease and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/14/20

Cash ATM withdrawals were down 14.6% for the week ending Sept. 6 among credit unions serviced by PSCU. The credit union service organization’s weekly transaction trends report found that while down, the rate is better than the 21.8% average decrease for the past four weeks.Co-Op Financial Services said an alliance with debit …

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ATMIA Offers a Discounted Membership As Covid-19 Ravages In-Store ATMs

With the economy still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, the ATM Industry Association is betting that offering a new Start Up membership category at a reduced cost will attract new members and entice back into the fold former members that dropped out during the pandemic for financial reasons. The new …

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TransferWise Expands Mastercard Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/20/20

Under an expanded agreement, cross-border payments specialist TransferWise Ltd. will issue Mastercard debit cards in any market globally where Mastercard is accepted and TransferWise is licensed. TransferWise has issued more than 1 million cards globally since the agreement commenced in Europe in 2018.Consumer satisfaction with credit card issuers is plummeting as the Covid-19 pandemic …

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COMMENTARY: How Coronavirus Will Shape the Future of Self-Service Banking

Self-service banking has long had a strong reputation as a safe, trusted, and convenient channel. This is a key part of its value proposition to both financial institutions and their customers. While Covid-19 has temporarily reduced cash use and impacted transaction volumes based on the many restrictions large parts of …

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AmEx To Acquire Kabbage and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/17/20

American Express Co. announced it has agreed to acquire digital lender Kabbage Inc. in a deal expected to close later this year. Kabbage’s existing loan portfolio is not included in the transaction, for which terms were not announced. Eleven-year-old Kabbage entered the payment processing business in 2018.Restaurants and other businesses in Pasadena, Calif., …

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