Crypto mining firm targets bitcoin ATM industry

GD Entertainment and Technology, a specialist in cryptocurrency mining and mining services, has announced plans for its "aggressive" entrance into the cryptocurrency ATM sector. According to a press release, the company has retained BitAML, a provider of compliance advisory services,...

Study: Venmo outpaces ATM cash withdrawals with millennials

Rubiix, a social spending platform that distributes ad revenues back to users who provide their data, has released a report showing that Venmo is now beating cash from ATMs as a preferred transaction mechanism for millennials. A Rubiix report on...

GivePay links with NYC ATM operator for digital gift cards

GivePay Commerce has partnered with ATM World, a New York-based ATM operator to distribute digital gift cards and wireless air time through thousands of ATM World terminals in the New York City area. According to a press release, the strategy...

Diebold Nixdorf reportedly up for grabs with NCR as possible buyer

Diebold Nixdorf Inc. has engaged Credit Suisse and Evercore to advise the company on a potential sale, according to a report from CNBC quoting people "familiar with the matter." The report said that talks are still in the early stages,...

US Payments Forum eyes contactless cards as the next big thing

The U.S. Payments Forum has released its Summer 2018 Market Snapshot, which looks at the status of the U.S.

Bitcoin ATM operator Coinsource blows past 200 locations

Bitcoin ATM operator Coinsource has added 17 new machines in Florida, lifting the company past the 200-machine mark and expanding the company's presence in the state from its current footprint of five machines in Jacksonville. A company press release said...

Senate bill aimed at overdraft fees on ATM, debit card transactions

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to curtail the ability of banks to impose overdraft fees on customers. The Stop Overdraft Profiteering Act of 2018, a bill drafted by Sen.

Chase expands mobile ATM access across US

Chase customers can now get cash through the mobile wallet on their smartphone at nearly all of the bank's 16,000 ATMs nationwide. The wallet can also be used for access to ATM vestibules. Customers using the cardless system no longer need a physical debit card or an access code for authentication.

RockItCoin deploys 100th bitcoin ATM in Las Vegas

Chicago-based bitcoin ATM operator RockItCoin recently announced the placement of its 100th machine in the United States with the installation of two units in Las Vegas. "We are strategically expanding our network to meet demand," RockItCoin founder and CEO Michael...

Philippines-based Card Bank rolls out mobile ATM access

Microfinance clients of Philippines-based Card Bank can now complete ATM withdrawals without their bankcard, following the launch this month of a cardless cash machine in a San Pablo City branch. To withdraw funds, account holders need only a QR code...

Bank Customer Experience Awards accepting entries through June 15

Through Friday, June 15, Networld Media Group is accepting entries for the annual Bank Customer Experience Awards competition. The awards honor financial institutions and fintech providers whose unique strategies and technologies are heightening the consumer experience in four categories: Best...

Diebold Nixdorf, MasterCard test cardless ATM services

Diebold Nixdorf is teaming up with MasterCard to pilot test two cash provision services — MasterCard Cash Pick-Up and Cardless ATM powered by MasterCard. With MasterCard Cash Pick-Up, banks can enable their ATMs to deliver cash easily and securely to...

Bayside Corp. to deploy crypto ATMs in Florida

Bayside Corp., a provider of cryptocurrency infrastructure, has announced that the first of the 24 cryptoasset ATMs the company purchased in an exclusive distributor agreement with Chain Bytes LLC are being prepped for installation in retail, dining and entertainment venues...

GivePay enables digital gift cards via ATM

GivePay, developer of a technology that enables consumers to send gift cards and wireless payments through ATMs, has signed an agreement with InComm, provider of the prepaid card industry’s largest product suite, according to a press release. GivePay enables customers...

Fifth Third adds ATM cardless cash feature to mobile app

Customers of Fifth Third Bank can now withdraw cash from the bank's ATMs without using a bankcard. According to a report at, the bank has enabled the functionality on its entire fleet of 2,500 ATMs across a 10-state region....

Coinsource expands bitcoin ATM network in New England

Bitcoin ATM network Coinsource has expanded into New England with 10 new machines in Massachusetts (5), New Hampshire (3) and Rhode Island (2). The machines will provide a convenient option for users who want to buy and sell bitcoin, a...

Report: Credit card rewards, online transfers thrive in Canada

While social media payments have yet to hit the mainstream in Canada, a new trade association report believes the increased collaboration between new-entrant fintechs and Canadian financial institutions suggests a new level of convenience for banking and payments is on...

New Jersey FI works with MasterCard on Cash Pick-Up service

Cross River Bank, a New Jersey-based financial institution, has launched MasterCard Cash Pick-Up. Cash Pick-Up enables banks and their disburser partners to deliver ATM cash to any vetted consumer — banked or unbanked — without the use of a card....

ATMIA trumpets cash's importance during holiday season

Withdraw Cash Wednesday, an ATM Industry Association-backed campaign to promote consumers' use of cash during the holiday shopping season, is officially underway in the U.S., according to a report from ATM Marketplace, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication. According to...

Australian companies to provide 2-way bitcoin transactions at traditional ATMs

DigitalX Ltd., and Stargroup Ltd. have inked joint venture agreement to provide a two-way ATM solution for buying and selling bitcoin. DigitalX is a Perth, Australia-based blockchain technology and advisory company providing services to facilitate the launch of new financial...

BofA adds ATM withdrawal prestaging to mobile app

Bank of America has introduced several updates — including ATM withdrawal prestaging — to its mobile app, according to a press release. New mobile enhancements include: ATM withdrawal initiated from the mobile banking app. Customers simply log into the app...

Study: Mobile banking drives more ATM use

Raddon, a Fiserv company and provider of research, analysis and strategic guidance to FIs, has published a report on consumer use of mobile banking and its impact on other banking channels. The report, Raddon Research Insights: Grappling with Mobile Banking...

Diebold, Rakbank collaborate to add Samsung Pay cardless access at ATMs

The National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah, a leading bank in the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with Diebold Nixdorf to launch Samsung Pay on Rakbank ATMs. The Samsung Pay solution for ATMs is an end-to-end contactless digital process for...

FIS, Cardtronics expand mobile ATM access

Financial services technology provider FIS and independent ATM deployer Cardtronics have announced plans to integrate FIS Cardless Cash access across the Cardtronics ATM fleet in the U.S. FIS Cardless Cash, a feature of the FIS Mobile Banking app, lets ATM...

First Bitcoin Capital Corp. to install automated check-cashing and bitcoin ATMs in California

First Bitcoin Capital Corp., a developer of digital currencies and blockchain technology, has teamed with Simple Automated Money Inc., a provider of automated check cashing kiosks, to provide automated check-cashing kiosks at locations in northern California, according to a press...

Diebold, Samsung demo mobile-based biometric ID for cardless ATM transactions

Diebold Nixdorf and Samsung SDS America have partnered to demonstrate how integrating advanced mobile technology — such as facial recognition and the self-service channel can lead to enhanced security and an improved consumer experience. The mobile-based transaction uses Samsung SDS...

Turkish digital-only FI adds card control, contactless ATM access to mobile app

Turkish digital bank Yapı Kredi, has revamped its mobile app to add three new features: password-free Eyeprint ID, MobilNakit (MobileCash), which allows contactless ATM cash withdrawals, and direct access to the call center. These the new capabilities make banking transactions...

MidFirst Bank adds mobile ATM access

Oklahoma City-based MidFirst Bank has joined the cardless cash movement with the implementation of a new service that allows customers to withdraw funds from any MidFirst ATM using the bank's mobile app, according to a press release Within the app, the customer selects an account and withdrawal amount.

Call for entries: Bank Customer Experience tech awards

Networld Media Group now is accepting entries for awards to be presented during the Bank Customer Experience Summit, Sept. 18–20, at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile. Networld is seeking entries from innovative, consumer-focused financial institutions and fintech providers whose branches...

UK authority clears way for MasterCard purchase of VocaLink

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the way for the completion of the planned acquisition by MasterCard of London-based VocaLink Holdings Ltd., according to a press release. The authority has granted final approval for proposed remedies that address...

Study: Consumers take a liking to mobile ATM access

A new survey by marketing research firm Phoenix Synergistics has revealed that a "surprising number" (17 percent) of ATM users have already accessed their accounts with a mobile device rather than an ATM card. Not surprisingly, the Optimizing Self-Service Banking...

All Wells Fargo ATMs enabled for cardless access starting next week

Starting next week, Wells Fargo customers who use the FI's mobile banking app on their smartphone will be able to access cash without their bankcard at any of the FI's 13,000 ATMs nationwide. Company CEO Tim Sloan made the announcement...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Barclays to launch trio of solutions for cardless cash at ATMs

Barclays is launching the U.K.'s first contactless mobile cash service, allowing customers to withdraw cash with a tap of their Android smartphone or contactless debit card, the bank announced in a press release. The FI plans to pilot the service...

Diebold, Cuscal test benefits of beacon technology at ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf and Cuscal Ltd., an Australian payment solutions provider, are exploring the benefits of beacon technology to drive connected commerce and shape the future of consumer transactions. Cuscal is currently testing the advanced technology on Diebold Nixdorf ATMs and...

PAI to deploy MagTek cardless ATM, mobile payment product

MagTek, a provider of mobile payment security solutions, and Payment Alliance International, a provider of ATM processing, maintenance services, equipment sales and support, have teamed to offer MagTek QwickCodes for cardless transactions at 74,000 ATMs in the PAI network. The...

Microfinance institution rolls out mobile banking, ATM cash-by-code with Compass Plus

Compass Plus, a provider of software for payments processors and financial institutions, and Prasac, the largest microfinance institution in Cambodia, have partnered to launch mobile banking services using TranzWare from Compass Plus. Prasac customers can now transfer money between accounts,...

Mobile Payments Today releases new Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide

Choosing the right mobile wallet can be tricky and time consuming, but we've done the research for you! The 2016 Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide gathers in one spot a compendium of the industry's top mobile wallets, compiling their differing capabilities...

MasterCard acquires VocaLink

MasterCard Incorporated today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 92.4 percent of VocaLink Holdings Ltd. for approximately $920 million.

More mobile cardless ATM access on the way

FIS Cardless Cash will expand across the U.S. thanks to a new partnership between FIS and Payment Alliance International. a privately-held provider of ATM processing and maintenance services, ATM equipment sales and support. The partnership connects FIS Cardless Cash with...

RBI aspires to 'less-cash' economy for India

The Reserve Bank of India has introduced its plan to build a "best-in-class" payment and settlement system that will reduce the nation's dependence upon cash. In a newly published paper, "Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018," RBI lays out...

Need to find an ATM? There's a chat bot for that

OpenWay, a provider of software for bankcard issuing and acquiring, payment switching, digital banking services and omnichannel payments, has rolled out WAY4 Messenger Banking. According to a company press release, the white-label customer service solution communicates via a messaging app...

BofA adds support for cardless ATM access via Apple Pay digital wallet

Bank of America has rolled out Apple Pay cardless capability at a limited number of its ATMs, according to various media reports. The service is available at NFC-enabled ATMs labeled with a contactless payment icon. According to Bank of America,...

Chase goes live with clearXchange mobile P2P payments

Chase customers can now send and receive money with customers of Bank of America and U.S. Bank by using Chase QuickPaySM.

Here comes Wells Fargo Wallet

Wells Fargo is throwing itself into the mobile wallet fracas with plans to introduce the Wells Fargo Wallet later this summer, according to a press release. The bank will integrate Wells Fargo Wallet into its existing Wells Fargo mobile app...

Bank of America debuts cardless ATM access via Android Pay

Bank of America will introduce card-free ATM access at 5,000 terminals nationwide in 2016. But that's not the FI's only news: The bank will also enable cardless ATM access via Android Pay, according to a press release. At the Google...

Samsung Pay rolls out ATM cash withdrawal capability

This week at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, the Korean tech giant introduced new features for Samsung Pay — including cardless cash withdrawals and deposits at ATMs. Samsung Pay Director Natalie Oestman introduced the new features and said...

Sberbank Kazakhstan, OpenWay intro cardless cash at ATMs

The solution allows customers to set up a withdrawal online and complete it at any one of the bank's 900 ATMs.

WiseSec, Diebold demo unique 'tap-for-cash' capability at the ATM

Patented WiseSec technology allows a non-NFC mobile device to interface with an NFC or RFID terminal via the device's Bluetooth interface.

Wincor, Mahindra Comviva team up on cardless ATM transactions

The companies have collaborated on a cardless mobile wallet solution that lets consumers withdraw cash at the ATM using a QR code or an NFC-enabled mobile device.

BofA, Wells Fargo reportedly integrating Apple Pay at the ATM

Cardless ATM access is suddenly surging in the US.

Chase ATMs in the race to cardless cash

The nation's largest bank says it will enable mobile cash withdrawal across its entire 15,500-ATM fleet this year.

Mobile Payments Today report shows consumers not ready to embrace change

This year's state-of-the-Industry report contains 50-plus pages of charts, comparison data and actionable advice.

Diebold, EyeLock to showcase screen-free ATM at CES

The concept ATM relies on a mobile app to initiate transactions and employs iris-scanning technology to verify the user.

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch.

Wells Fargo plans national rollout of mobile-ATM functionality in 2016

Customers will be able to use their mobile device to designate the type and amount of an ATM transaction prior to arriving at a Wells Fargo ATM.

Indian FI tests mobile-based solution for ATM fraud prevention

The location-based solution operates on the assumption that cardholders generally carry their mobile phone when visiting the ATM.

India's Payworld offers cash access in locales without ATMs

Payworld provides both the mobile app and the card-reader dongle retailers need to participate in the Cash Point program.

Cash by Code enables remittances to MEA region's unbanked

A new solution from Emerging Markets Payments lets people send money from their bank account to unbanked family, friends and others via the ATM network.

HalCash intros mobile ATM transactions

Initially, consumers will be able to access money through the Pin4 ATM network in New York City, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles, with nationwide access coming in 2016.

New Diebold ATM concepts elevate mobile tech

The company says its Irving and Janus terminals incorporate new technologies that 'bridge the digital and physical worlds of cash.'

Partners debut secure ATM-based card loading for mobile wallet

Xpression SafeLoad uses 'inherently secure' ATM network architecture to ensure fraud-free onboarding of payment cards to a mobile wallet.

Wincor Nixdorf plans to deploy ATMs with NFC support

Wincor says the system's innovative design is intended to appeal especially to digital natives who have grown up with digital and mobile technologies.

Financial services trailblazers honored at ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

The annual event recognized providers who are leading the charge in banking and payments technologies.

Survey participants wanted for 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report.

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.

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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Bitcoin Shop to expand kiosk network

Bitcoin Shop Inc. announced an investment in Coin Outlet Inc. as part of a plan to distribute a global bitcoin kiosk network.

The new Bitcoin ATM: No cash in, no cash out

The machine by Australian company Diamond Circle dispenses a prepaid Bitcoin debit card, which is loaded using a traditional credit card.

ATMIA publishes global position paper on Bitcoin ATMs

The paper maintains that regulators might see Bitcoin in a more positive light if it were to align itself with an established global industry organization such as ATMIA.

Big Apple, Big D get Bitcoin ATMs

Manhattan got its first Bitcoin ATM this week, as did Dallas. But surprisingly, neither of these mega metro areas is the first in its state to stick a pin in a United States Bitcoin ATM locator map.

Canada claims Bitcoin throne

Canada can claim first place for number of Bitcoin ATMs, or BTMs, according to BTM provider CAVIRTEX, which launched six new machines in Toronto and has plans for four more in Vancouver, Niagara, Ottawa and Halifax. Canada now has more...

Africa to get first Bitcoin ATM this month

This week, South Africa’s Za Bitcoin ATM announced that it will install the continent’s first Bitcoin ATM sometime toward the end of May. From the company’s post on the BitcoinTalk bulletin board: Our company ordered a Lamassu Inc Bitcoin ATM/vending machine around mid Feb this year.

Deal grants T-Mobile customers fee-free access to Allpoint ATMs

Through an agreement with the Allpoint Network, T-Mobile customers who use their carrier's Mobile Money app and prepaid card will now have surcharge-free access to more than 43,000 Allpoint-branded ATMs across the United States. The Mobile Money program unites a...

India working to turn ATMs, mobile phones into P2P payment system

The Reserve Bank of India wants to make it possible for anyone to send money to another party, regardless of whether that party has a bank account. All the users would have to have is a mobile phone. According to a report from LiveMint, a government intermediary will be set up to facilitate the transactions.

Mobile startup seeks to turn businesses into ATMs

A mobile payments startup aims to launch a new kind of ATM juggernaut in the U.S., one that will dispense funds from the cash-filled tills of hotels — and perhaps eventually restaurants and retail stores as well. The mobile app...

Westpac in Google Glass and iBeacon trials

Westpac wants to give its customers in Australia and New Zealand access to their bank accounts via Google Glass and other wearable devices, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. "We are currently trialling a version of the St. George MoneyMeter app on both smart watches and Google Glass (for the St.

Interswitch brings cardless mobile ATM withdrawals to Nigeria

The African payments company Interswitch Transnational has added cardless ATM withdrawals for mobile money users to its Quickteller service. Quickteller allows customers to buy airtime, pay bills and transfer funds at various touch points, including ATMs, POS terminals, the Internet...

Multi-function contactless payment service launched in Sri Lanka

Bharti Airtel Lanka, Hatton National Bank, Sony Felica and the Matara Passenger Transport Co. Ltd have commercially launched Sri Lanka's first contactless-enabled multi-function payment service, Colombo Gazette reports. The payment service works with the HNB One Card, a contactless multi-function...

Omanye Money launches international mobile remittances to Ghana

U.K.-based Omanye Money has launched an international remittance service enabling customers to transfer funds directly from their mobile phones to recipients' Airtel Money mobile wallets in Ghana. Airtel Money is a mobile money service operated by the multinational mobile operator...

T-Mobile's prepaid Visa card driven by Blackhawk Network

T-Mobile's new Mobile Money account and its associated reloadable prepaid Visa card, which were announced last week, are powered by technology and service provided by Blackhawk Network California. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk Network California is an affiliate of Blackhawk...

Paydiant wins patent for smartphone-ATM transaction solution

Several months after rolling out a solution that enables ATM transactions from smartphones, the Boston-based mobile payments provider Paydiant has gained a patent on the technology. The cardless cash access solution has already been deployed by Wintrust Financial Corp. and City National Bank in partnership with FIS and Diebold.

T-Mobile offers low cost banking with prepaid Visa card

T-Mobile U.S. is offering a raft of cheap banking services with its new reloadable T-Mobile Visa prepaid card, issued by The Bancorp Bank. The T-Mobile prepaid card comes with the Mobile Money by T-Mobile smartphone app, and has no charges for card activation, monthly maintenance, in-network ATM withdrawals or for replacing lost or stolen cards.

Central Bank of Jordan plans mobile wallets

The Central Bank of Jordan plans to allow Jordanian banks and telcos to launch mobile wallets as part of its Jordan Mobile Payment project in March, according to The Jordan Times. Jordanians will be able to use mobile wallets for...

Ghana links mobile payments to national switch

All banks in Ghana will be able to introduce mobile payments following enhancements to the country's interbank switching and processing system by Bank of Ghana subsidiary Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems, or GhIPSS. The enhancements are to the gh-link...

Barclays Bank of Kenya rolls out mobile cash access service

Barclays Bank of Kenya has launched CashSend, a cardless money transfer service that links mobile phones to Barclays ATMs, reports. The service will allow Barclays Bank of Kenya account-holders to use a Barclays ATM to transfer money to mobile phone subscribers.

Co-op digital wallet to provide pay-anyone payments and global mobile access

Co-op Financial Services has introduced a new version of its Sprig digital wallet platform with new services from its long-standing business partner, Jacksonville, Fla.-based processor FIS. Co-op provides services including shared branches and call centers, ATMs and card processing for...

Monitise launches mobile top-up service in Hong Kong

Monitise announced it has launched its Mobile Money technology platform in Hong Kong through a partnership with Hong Kong mobile operator PCCW-HKT and local ATM network provider Joint Electronic Teller Service. The three companies are rolling out the Easy TopUp...

Mobile banking catching ATMs, ABA study says

The popularity of mobile banking continues to grow, according to a recent study by the American Bankers Association. A survey of 1,000 U.S.

Chinese ATM network to build NFC-based mobile payment platform

Jetco, the largest automated teller machine network in Hong Kong and Macau, is joining the mobile payments scrum. The South China Morning Post reports that the network will team up with its 30 member banks to build a mobile payment...

City National Bank will pilot FIS cardless cash access at ATMs

Banking and payments technology provider FIS and City National Bank, a private and business bank, have partnered to pilot FIS's Cardless Cash Access at City National ATMs in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. The solution lets consumers...

Diebold goes global with NFC card readers for ATMs

Diebold Inc. announced today that it is making a contactless card reader available to all financial institutions globally.

Visa, Orange Money launch mobile payment program in Botswana

Orange, a French telecommunications provider, is rolling out a new set of mobile payment services in Botswana in conjunction with Visa. According to a news release, the services will allow Orange Money subscribers easy access to funds 24 hours a day, bringing new point-of-sale, online and ATM transaction options to consumers.

Pulse debit/ATM network turns to Paydiant for mobile commerce solution

The debit/ATM network Pulse has enlisted Paydiant, a provider of a cloud-based mobile wallet and offer redemption platforms, to provide a mobile commerce solution for Pulse participants. The Paydiant solution will enable Pulse financial institution and merchant partners to quickly...

Illinois bank will allow Diebold ATM withdrawals via mobile wallet

An Illinois bank has rolled out a service that will enable customers to use their cellphones to withdraw cash from Diebold ATMs. Mobile Cash Access, from Wintrust Financial Corp., will use the Paydiant and FIS mobile wallet solution. Diebold said...

Diebold, Paydiant team up on cardless cash withdrawal

A partnership between Diebold Inc. and mobile wallet provider Paydiant will allow consumers to use their smartphone, rather than their debit or credit card, to withdraw cash at an ATM. Wintrust Financial Corporation is currently pilot testing the solution in...

Polish banks partner on new mobile payment standard

Poland's largest banks are teaming on a new mobile payment and mobile banking standard scheduled for launch later this year. The banks involved in the new scheme are PKO BP, Alior Bank , Bank Zachodni WBK , BRE Bank and...

Gemalto providing prepaid cards to Brazilian mobile payment service

Digital security provider Gemalto will supply prepaid EMV payment cards to Mobile Financial Services, the new joint venture formed by Telefónica and MasterCard Worldwide. The news comes as a part of the launch a new payment service called Zuum offered...

Banco Sabadell launches mobile ATM withdrawal with an added benefit

Spanish FI Banco Sabadell has launched an "Instant Money" utility on its BS Mobile service that lets customers get cash using their mobile phones. With the Banco Sabadell mobile app, customers can generate a code, which is sent to their phone via text message.

Cambodian FI selects SmartVista

Cambodia's fourth-largest microfinance institution, Hattha Kaksekar, has gone live with SmartVista, the end-to-end payments solution from BPC Banking Technologies. The software will support the the delivery of a wide range of customer services across various channels, including ATMs, POS devices...

Fiserv ACCEL/Exchange now just Accel

The applications are broader, so the name needed to be shorter. The streamlining of Fiserv "ACCEL/Exchange" to simply "Accel" is the result of a repositioning of the debit payment network, and a reflection of its current "ability to accelerate funds...

Vantiv completes requirements to process MasterCard EMV transactions at ATMs

Vantiv Inc., a provider of payment processing services, has announced that it is the first U.S. acquirer to complete MasterCard testing requirements to process EMV transactions for MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus brands at both ATM and point-of-sale locations.

Wintrust pilots FIS cardless ATM access

FIS, a provider of banking and payments technology, has announced that Wintrust Financial Corp. will conduct a pilot test of the FIS Cardless Cash Access solution.

Ukraine bank launches payWave using SmartVista platform

BPC Banking Technologies, a provider of open system e-payment solutions, has announced the launch of Visa payWave products at Credit Dnepr Bank in Ukraine. The service is powered by SmartVista from BPC, an integrated solution for transaction processing and card...

Polish FI rolls out mobile banking, payment solution

Polish financial institution PKO Bank Polski has launched its first mobile payment solution, called IKO. Based on the mobile payment platform of Swedish company Accumulate, the product supports mobile banking and payment services at the point of sale, real-time peer-to-peer...

Lost ATM card? Turn it off with this mobile app

Merrillville, Ind.-based Centier Bank has implemented new mobile banking functionality from Computer Services Inc. that will allow customers to manage debit cards from their mobile devices.

Within 2 months, 200 FIs add Shazam Bolt$ mobile app

Less than 60 days after its launch, the Shazam Network mobile app is live at more than 200 of the network's participating FIs. The app allows debit cardholders to use a smartphone or tablet to check balances, set parameters for...

Cardless ATM solution gets iPhone Passbook feature

Last October, Wincor Nixdorf introduced its PC/E Mobile Cash app, a solution that will allow bank customers to withdraw cash from ATM using a smartphone instead of a bank card. Now Wincor Nixdorf is the first ATM vendor to integrate the service into Apple Passbook on iPhone.

Consumers still trust branch, ATM and online banking over mobile banking

Through all the Mobile World Congress hoopla over corporate alliances, open platforms, new players and all the rest, it seemed that the least ink (or electrons, as the case may be) covered one of the most important aspects of mobile...

Wincor, eServGlobal showcase integrated mobile money solution

Wincor Nixdorf and mobile money specialist eServGlobal are using this week's Mobile World Congress to spotlight their new and extended concepts that let unbanked consumers deposit, withdraw or transfer money through ATMs using just their mobile phones. A study by...

Acculynk, PULSE partner on P2P payments

ATM and debit network PULSE has announced it's enabling Acculynk's Payzur debit-based peer-to-peer payment solution across its network. The upshot of the partnership is that PULSE participants and their cardholders will now have access to an additional real-time P2P solution....

SoftTech enables mobile prestaging at 5,000 IsBank ATMs

Istanbul, Turkey-based SoftTech has developed a new mobile service that integrates the mobile banking platform of Turkey's IsBank with the bank's ATMs. The system reduces transaction time at the ATM to just 10 seconds. The system uses the IsCep mobile...

UK banks to launch mobile P2P network next year

The U.K. is set to take the lead in person-to-person mobile payments.

Shazam intros mobile app for debit cardholders

Shazam has announced the launch of Shazam Bolt$, an app for smartphones and tablets that allows financial institutions to offer their Shazam debit cardholders free, mobile access to their debit card accounts. The EFT services provider has also created an...

Philippine partnership enables cardless ATM withdrawals

The Security Bank Corp. of the Philippines and IAD Electronic Network Cash Tellers Inc.

Token management provider Bell ID joins EMV Migration Forum

Rotterdam, Netherlands-based smart token management solution provider, Bell ID, has joined the EMV Migration Forum. The forum brings together payment systems, FIs, manufacturers and others in the NFC ecosystem to ensure interoperability, security and consumer usability of secure-chip technology. As...

Diebold adds RDC, P2P to mobile banking platform

Diebold is increasing its presence in the growing mobile banking channel with the addition of two new features — remote deposit capture and person-to-person payments — to its MobiTransact mobile banking platform. The RDC application can also be added as...

NatWest suspends mobile app feature over fraud

U.K. bank NatWest is putting the Get Cash feature of its mobile phone app temporarily on hold.

Nigeria's cashless policy not living up to expectations

Nigeria's "cash-less" policy is lagging behind the government's early expectations, according to Bismark J. Rewane, managing director of Nigeria-based Fiscal Derivatives Co.

CFPB to host webinar on new remittance rules

The remittance rule, created by the Dodd-Frank Act to improve the transparency of international remittance fees, takes effect on Feb. 7, 2013.

Researchers discover chip and PIN flaw

Researchers at the University of Cambridge this week revealed that they had identified a troubling defect in the propagation of one-off chip and PIN verification codes for EMV transactions. The flaw makes it possible for thieves to predict the next...

Study: Brits favor cash, aren't keen on contactless

The U.K. continues to demonstrate a lack of appetite for contactless technology; only 17 percent of citizens there think a "cashless future" would make their lives easier.  This statistic comes from a survey published on Friday by U.K.

Visa showcasing mobile payments at Olympics

Visa will be using its status as a worldwide partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games to show off its latest payment innovations. The company announced it will showcase payments via mobile phone and chip-enabled payment cards at thousands of...

RBS mobile app lets ATM users get cash without a card

It's been a big week on the mobile remote cash access scene, with big players in both the ATM manufacturing and banking sectors rolling out their new mobile/ATM integrations. First, NCR announced its Mobile Cash Withdrawal solution, technology that lets...

Nigeria's new cashless economy getting mixed response

Almost two months after implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria's cashless policy in Lagos, most Lagosians are less than happy with the project. The Nation Online reported that citizens' general view was the policy had not been well thought-out....

Security's not the biggest problem with m-banking

There's a bigger worry than security when it comes to offering m-banking to the un- and underbanked. That is, how can banks make m-banking a going business concern? This according to Thabiso Moerane, mobile commerce ecosystem leader at Alcatel-Lucent, who...

Indonesian telecom, bank team up on mobile wallet

Indonesia's largest telecom, PT Telkomsel, and state lender Bank Negara Indonesia have created a partnership to allow BNI account holders top up their Telkomsel mobile wallets via ATM transfers, said an article at This is Telkomsel's first such bank...

Boom, Allpoint partner on cross-border mobile banking, remittance services

Boom, a mobile banking provider, and money transfer service owner m-Via have announced both a new low-cost pricing model and a deal with surcharge-free ATM network provider Allpoint to offer Boom users access to more than 37,500 ATMs located in...

Cachet Financial Solutions partners with FI-MOBILE to provide mobile deposit

Cachet Financial Solutions, a provider of remote deposit capture solutions, has entered a partnership with FI-MOBILE, provider of the mobile banking application UniFi, to offer an integrated mobile banking and mobile deposit application, Cachet announced in a press release. The...

Wincor Nixdorf, eServGlobal to launch integrated mobile money solution

EServGlobal and Wincor Nixdorf, a provider of IT solutions to the retail and banking industries, announced they will integrate eServGlobal’s mobile money capabilities with Wincor Nixdorf’s ATM portfolio. The resulting solution will allow consumers without bank accounts to use an...

PULSE and Obopay introduce real-time payment solution

PULSE, a debit/ATM network, and Obopay, a provider of instant mobile payment solutions, will offer real-time money transfer capabilities, the companies announced in a news release. The agreement will allow issuers on the PULSE network to offer real-time person-to-person (P2P)...

New Cellulant, Barclays Africa deal to encourage mobile financial services

Kenya-based Cellulant, a provider of mobile financial services, announced a new deal with Barclays Africa aimed at fostering the development of new mobile financial products and services. The company said it will provide digital services for Barclays Africa in 12...

Barcelona bank rolls out major tap and go program

Spain’s largest retail bank, La Caixa, has begun deployment of contactless payment cards and terminals across Barcelona, said a report at The move represents the largest rollout of "tap and go" technology in Europe. The bank will issue 1...

Siri's functionality may some day extend to ATMs

The patent office has made public Apple's patent for its iPhone bot, revealing some of the company's plans for Siri's future, according to a report at the Atlantic Wire. These could include the ability to assist ATM users, one Apple patent application suggests.

Indian central bank approves ATM to mobile money transfers

The Hindu online reports the Reserve Bank of India, India's central bank, has allowed the National Payments Corporation of India, an umbrella organization of retail payment systems in India created to develop the backbone for electronics transactions such as ATMs...

PayPal and mFoundry announce new partnership

Following a spate of stories regarding PayPal this week, including its new pop-up store in New York City and its recent deal with NCR to provide person-to-person payments through ATMs, Dan Schatt, head of financial innovations for the company, posted...

America First Credit Union launches Fiserv's mobile banking platform

Fiserv Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, yesterday announced that Salt Lake City, Utah-based America First Credit Union has launched its mobile banking platform, Mobiliti. With Mobiliti, AFCU members can access their accounts using SMS (text messaging),...

Panelists discuss tokenization during Mobile Payments Today webinar

In a webinar held September 15, 2011, hosted by Mobile Payments Today and sponsored by Magtek Inc., industry experts discussed the role of various security methods in protecting consumer data during mobile transactions. The event, entitled "Bridging People and Payments:...

EU program shows potential for mobile devices to improve financial accessibility for disabled.

An interesting story from Mobile Payments Today's sister site Kiosk Marketplace on how the European Union is funding a project to make self-service terminals more accessible to the elderly and to people with disabilities. Here's the "nut graph" for the...

Cardtronics buys mobile ATM locator app developer

Even when mobile payments reaches wide adoption there will be times when only cash will do. In a deal demonstrating how mobile technologies are even affecting cash machines, and signalling how more acquisitions are being driven by mobile considerations, Cardtronics Inc.

South African bank expands mobile payment service to small businesses

Absa, South Africa’s largest consumer bank, announced it is expanding its CashSend mobile payment product to meet the needs of small business customers, according to South African news outlet The New Age. The new commercial service, called CashSend Plus, is...

Survey: integration with mobile phones is a top priority for ATM deployers

Banks and other ATM deployers view integration of ATMs with smartphones as key in the ongoing development of the ATM channel, said Ian Kerr, CEO of Level Four Software Ltd., a Dundee, Scotland-based software developer.The growing use of smartphones will...

Company develops more intelligent video surveillance software

According to a press release, BS/2, a developer of software solutions for the banking sector, has developed ATMeye.iQ, an application that gives self-service devices face-recognition functions, automatic detection of skimming devices and remote control by mobile devices. The face recognition...

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