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NCR End-of-Life: What to Expect
Countless emails are going around the industry, with many professionals at financial institutions voicing concerns about rumored changes to NCR’s equipment fleet. Bank and credit union leaders are worried about NCR hardware and software end-of-life dates and what they mean for business. This article will cover what “end-of-life” means, which NCR products are affected, and ... Read more
EMV and Pin Pad Compliance: Mandatory ATM Updates
Technology is ever-changing, bringing new advancements in ATMs, ITMs, payment systems, and fintech seemingly every time we turn around. Technological growth often makes our lives more convenient, but it also presents us with challenges in the form of nearly constant security threats. Vulnerabilities arise as technology changes, and so technology evolves again in response. We ... Read more
Everything You Need to Know About ATM Processing
What happens when a user makes a transaction via ATM? How do the details of the transaction get back to the banks involved? This blog post offers insight into how ATM processing works. Read on for information about ATM transactions and learn how ATMs connect to networks to make it possible for people to withdraw ... Read more
Is an ITM a Good Investment?
Interactive teller machines combine ATM functionality with the interactivity and service of a live teller. These machines allow our clients to service their customers more effectively, improve customer experience, and save on costs, resulting in a greater return of value than traditional ATMs. Keep reading this ITM FAQ to learn more about what ITMs do, ... Read more
ATM & ITM Hook and Chain Attacks are Not Going Away
A year ago, we featured a post that spoke to an increase in ATM hook and chain attacks. We wish we could tell you it is all behind us. However, these physical attacks on ATMs and ITMs have not stopped. We continue to see banks and credit unions suffer costly thefts and damages. Sometimes the ... Read more
ATM Jackpotting – What You Need to Know
ATM jackpotting isn’t new. Back in 2010, a security researcher named Barnaby Jack took to the stage at a Black Hat security conference to demonstrate this ATM exploitation, making two ATMs dispense fake paper currency. It would be 8 years later when the first ATM jackpotting attack would occur in the United States. Now, this ... Read more
Upcoming PCI / EPP Compliance Mandates
In 2019, PCI (Payment Card Industry) announced new revisions for PCI PIN security requirements. PCI’s function is to set standards that ensure secure handling of customer PINs and data. PCI planned for a phased implementation of updates to provide a more secure method of transferring encryption keys from an ATM’s host processor to the ATM. ... Read more
Staffing Shortages in Banking Does your branch experience reflect the new normal?
The last couple of years have been difficult. The pandemic showed up and turned the world upside down. In 2020, as the government and health professionals sought to contain the spread of Covid-19, life changed. Schools closed and many began working from home. We saw businesses faced with the difficult decisions of shutting down or ... Read more
Are We Headed Towards a Cashless World?
Since PayPal launched in 1999, we have seen a dramatic transformation of the payment landscape. Digital payment technology has continued to advance with bitcoin, mobile wallets, and pay by app options. Digital payments are being adopted everywhere, from your local grocery store to the corner coffee shop. As of 2019, global digital payment volume reached ... Read more
Cash Management for Cannabis
The cannabis market has seen tremendous growth over the last several years. Medical marijuana is now legal in 36 states, with 18 legalizing recreational use. Cannabis sales in the United States is projected to reach $92 billion by the end of 2021. This is an increase of more than 30% over the past year. Experts ... Read more