Asia Pacific February 2021 At ATMIA’s meeting with AusPayNet, we received a commitment to return the contactless payment limit back to $100 no pin limit, once the Biosecurity Emergency Declaration is over. Read more...
Asia Pacific Southeast Asia Newsletter - November 2020 The signs of a strong recovery in Asia and throughout the world are becoming clearer. From a return to economic growth in most of Asia to recent positive news surrounding the development and the efficacy of vaccines, momentum is clearly being built towards a strong recovery in 2021.
Asia Pacific October 2020 In response to unscientific and disproportionate cash bans introduced by Governments and businesses at the start of the pandemic, ATMIA produced a position paper calling for the Australian Government to introduce a mandate for cash transactions under $10,000. The response to this Position Paper has been very encouraging with many groups outside the industry expressing support for the role of cash in the Australian payment system.
Asia Pacific Southeast Asia Newsletter - September 2020 The challenge now is to get the truth out and spread the message that cash is a safe method of payment. This message from WHO is clear, "We did NOT say that cash was transmitting coronavirus,” said WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib, “We said you should wash your hands after handling money, especially if handling or eating food.
Asia Pacific Asia Pacific Newsletter - September 2020 ATMIA Asia Pacific has seen great success in pushing back against misinformation and advancing the cause of cash. We have successfully pushed for the Reserve Bank of Australia to issue new advice on their website surrounding how to handle cash, explaining that cash should be treated like any other surface.
Asia Pacific Southeast Asia Newsletter - July 2020 The ATM Industry continues to prove its resilience during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the world, we are seeing examples of how businesses are innovating and adapting: UV sanitizing of notes, regular cleaning of machines and the adoption of new hygiene standards speaks to the strength of our industry.
Earlier this week a major service outage prevented many small businesses across the country from processing EFTPOS payments. This meant a significant inconvenience for customers and lost transactions for businesses. The message is clear: cash remains an indispensable part of the payment system and only cash can offer a universally accepted, safe, secure, and discrete method of payment.
Asia Pacific April 2020 To meet the increasing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, ATMIA has been proactive in steering the industry with the necessary precautions. You can read further on how in this month's issue.
Asia Pacific March 2020 Coronavirus, Monitoring the Black economy taskforce’s suggested $10,000.00 ban on cash for the industry and more....
Asia Pacific February 2020 The ever-present risk of crime against ATMs has been shown in the past month with two highly publicized and sophisticated incidents. You can read more about them and the latest for the Asia Pacific region in this month's newsletter.
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