Greece to receive 1,000 bitcoin ATMs

BTCGreece and virtual currency provider Cubits are planning to deploy 1,000 bitcoin ATMs in Greece, in the wake of economic malaise.

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Mobile ATM access on the rise

Three-and-a-half years after its introduction, it looks as though mobile cash access at ATMs might finally be 'off and running.'

Banks eye tech upgrades and mobile tops the list

KAL and Mobile Payments Today sister publication ATM Marketplace took the wraps off the 2015 software trends report — and offered a detailed look at what the survey results indicate.

Kiosk makers want to take a bite out of Apple Pay

Apple Pay already has jumped to the forefront of mobile payments in its short lifespan, and it appears ready to make the jump into kiosks as well.

ATM and mobile: A perfect match

Mobile devices are becoming ATM-access tools, able to offer many of the display and keyboard functions currently available on the self-service device.

How to attract accounts (and keep them) with mobile card services

In a mobile banking world, the place to be is top-of-wallet. A March 26 webinar will share insights on how to get there — and stay there.

Omnichannel banking: A consumer-first, not bank-first, experience

Fırat İşbecer, Monitise SVP of sales and operations, examines some ways banks can build a successful omnichannel strategy and how mobile can influence it.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

Mobile is no longer an alternative channel for banks

The rise of mobile has huge implications for how we manage our money. For banks to remain competitive, it’s essential for them to adopt a mobile-first strategy centered on the consumer experience, writes Monitise SVP of Sales & Operations Fırat İşbecer.

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Boston-area FI joins ATM cardless cash movement

Avidia Bank, a community FI serving suburban Boston, has partnered with FIS to offer QR code-based cardless cash access at its ATMs.

Moldova Bank enables ATM-based money transfer with Cash By Code

For security purposes, the transaction provides a two-part code and a 24-hour time window for cash withdrawal by the recipient.

New Jersey smoke shop welcomes state's first bitcoin ATM

The deployer, Kointron, plans to expand to additional locations in New Jersey and New York.

UK to get its first branchless bank

Atom Bank will not have its own ATMs, but said it will provide access to cash through ATM networks in the U.K. and Europe.

Bitcoin ATM rollout pending for Canadian exchange

Starting in June, the QuadrigaCX bitcoin exchange will begin an installation push in major Canadian cities, with units to be brought online in batches of five.

IdeaBank "Uberizes" the ATM

A new mobile service from the Polish FI will allow small merchants to summon a specially outfitted vehicle that contains a deposit box and a cash machine.

FIS adds biometric access to ATMs

FIS said is the first provider to offer fingerprint access to its Cardless Cash ATM application.

BMO Harris Bank launches Mobile Cash cardless ATM network

The service is immediately available at 750 BMO Harris ATMs in the US — making it the nation's largest cardless cash network, the FI says.

Bitcoin ATM-maker Coin Outlet buys LibertyX network

Additionally, the company announced a new backend system that will allow any ATM — traditional or bitcoin — to transact on the Coin Outlet platform.

Firm intends to boost mobile financial services in Uganda

Cignifi will be working with the International Finance Corp. to help drive the adoption and growth of Airtel Uganda’s Mobile Money platform.

Customers Bank launches mobile-only FI with network of 55K free ATMs

The mobile FI is focused especially on serving demographic groups that include millennials, Gen X-ers, and tech-savvy baby boomers.

Wintrust intros cardless ATM transactions on wide scale

Customers of the Chicagoland FI will be able to prestage cash withdrawals using the Wintrust app on their smart phone.

Funds sent via bitcoin app can be retrieved at the ATM

Funds sent from the user's bitoin account can be withdrawn in fiat currency at any Security Bank ATM in the Philippines.

Diebold, Luxembourg FI collaborate on mobile-ATM integration

The new service allows cardless cash withdrawals at any Banque Internationale à Luxembourg ATM, and also enables P2P transfer of funds.

Bitcoin Brands, Midwest BTC partner on ATM placements

Under the new agreement, the partners expect to deploy at least 10 new bitcoin ATMs during the first quarter of 2015.

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The original self-service device, the ATM changed the public's relationship with money. And even though cashless transactions are on the rise, ATMs in the retail space are powerful tools for giving customers what they need to make their purchases.