Please look though our current and past newsletters for the United Sates region to keep up to date on latest news.
Featured Article: Wanted: Speakers with a vision of Next-Gen ATMs Planning for the 2019 ATMIA U.S. conference is well underway. We have a theme. We have a Keynote speaker. And we already have over 30 committed exhibitors. Which means that it's also time to issue our Call for Speakers.
Featured Article: Washington, DC fly-in a notable success Our recent fly-in event in Washington, DC. earlier this month was a great success. A full schedule of eight meetings focused on members of the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. And the trip ended with a very productive meeting at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Featured Article: Legislative alerts resuming for all 50 states Thanks to a sponsorship by MetaBank, the legislative alert services of Stateside Associates have resumed for all ATMIA members. Members began receiving current alerts again late last week. All alerts that would have been sent from the beginning of the year will be recreated – Stateside is working on that process now.
Featured Article: "Jackpotting" attacks add to ATM security concerns Although ATM “jackpotting” has only just recently made an appearance in the U.S, ATMIA security committees and consultants have been devoting significant effort over the past twelve months to update key Best Practices manuals, which will assist U.S. ATM operators in combatting this new threat. In addition, we are working with the FBI and cyber-security experts to develop additional anti-jackpotting strategies.
Featured Article: ATM industry to gather soon in Las Vegas The countdown clock is ticking – less than 14 days remaining before the entire ATM industry coalesces around Las Vegas for the 19th annual U,S. conference and expo. And we do mean the entire industry. Exhibitors and attendees represent all sectors of the ATM business – well beyond the deployers and manufacturers that often take center stage.
Featured Article: "Choke Point" bill passed by overwhelming majority Early last week, the House of Representatives passed the “Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017” (H.R. 2706) by an overwhelming majority of 395 – 2. This measure is designed to end Operation Choke Point” by preventing federal banking agencies from ordering that a depository institution terminate a customer account unless: (1) the agency has a material reason for doing so, and (2) that reason is not based solely on reputational risk.
Featured Article: Pick a committee and "make it yours Committee meetings (calls) are a great way to really get to know some of your colleagues. Depending on the group, meetings are typically quarterly or bi-monthly. Some of the U.S. regional committees will meet in-person, prior to the annual conference, providing an opportunity to put faces to names.
Featured Article: October 1 marked implementation of final ATM EMV liability shift Yes, it has finally arrived – the last EMV liability shift. On October 1, 2017 the Visa liability shift went into effect for ATM acquirers. Liability for counterfeit card fraud now rests with the party to the transaction that is not EMV-capable – or as it always has been, with the issuer. The only remaining exception is for automated fuel dispensers, which have until 2020 to become EMV compliant.
Featured Article: Plans for the 2018 US conference are quickly accelerating The lull of the summer months is rapidly giving way to the quickening pace of the USA annual conference. September has barely begun and the 2018 exhibit hall is already more than half committed – how can that be? Excitement over this next event developed very early and exhibitors wanted to get ahead of the curve.
Featured Article: DC meetings focus on "Operation Choke Point" and Dodd-Frank reform ATMIA USA executive director David Tente was able to attend a full day of meetings recently in Washington, DC with key House Financial Services Committee members and senior staff, which was very productive. Principal topics throughout the day included a decisive end to Operation Choke Point and meaningful reform of Dodd-Frank.
Featured Article: Are "faster payments" the ATM rails of the future? ATMIA has been helping to improve the U.S. payments system by participating on this task force. It envisions a payment system where money can be transferred safely in real-time between all individuals and companies in the U.S.
Featured Article: Legislative alert program gets an update Staying aware of legislative activity is becoming more and more important to more and more ATMIA members. The best way to stay on top of proposed state legislation is to sign up for email alerts.
Featured Article: Get ready for one terrific industry event The 18th annual ATMIA USA conference and expo is just around the corner – February 14-16 to be exact. Headlined by celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the ATM and the 20th anniversary of ATMIA, it is poised to be one terrific industry event.
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