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News & Events


Please look though our current and past newsletters for the United States region to keep up to date on latest news.

  • December 2020

    New hope for a real end to OCP? 

    Operation Choke Point (OCP) is an initiative kicked off in March 2013 by the Department of Justice (DoJ) Consumer Protection Working Group to stop banks and payment processors from providing financial services to merchants that were suspected of consumer fraud.  Although independent ATM deployers (IADs) were not specifically indicated as targets of OCP, as cash-based payment businesses IADs have had their cash and settlement accounts closed simply because those accounts allegedly meet some of the warning signs FIs have been instructed to look for – specifically, significant fluctuation in the amount of funds flowing thru the account from month to month.

  • January 2021

  • December 2020

    New hope for a real end to OCP? 

    Operation Choke Point (OCP) is an initiative kicked off in March 2013 by the Department of Justice (DoJ) Consumer Protection Working Group to stop banks and payment processors from providing financial services to merchants that were suspected of consumer fraud.  Although independent ATM deployers (IADs) were not specifically indicated as targets of OCP, as cash-based payment businesses IADs have had their cash and settlement accounts closed simply because those accounts allegedly meet some of the warning signs FIs have been instructed to look for – specifically, significant fluctuation in the amount of funds flowing thru the account from month to month.

  • November 2020

    New Dates for the ATMIA 2021 U.S. Annual Conference 

    Are you ready for some in-person networking?  An exhibit hall full of new technologies and opportunity?  The industry’s best educational program?  Then mark your calendar now and plan to attend the largest and most prestigious ATM event in the world. 

  • October 2020

    The convergence of three great concepts 

    The Consortium for NextGen ATMs is an ATMIA managed project that most of you are aware of – and nearly 400 organizations world-wide are participating in.  It guides the evolution of the ATM into a future utilizing an app- and API-based architecture, which will profoundly change and improve the consumer’s experience.  Not to mention the benefits it holds for ATM operators – lower costs, greater functionality, new revenue opportunities, and enhanced interoperability.  Undeniably, a great concept.

  • September 2020

    Even in the midst of a pandemic, bans on cashless retail gain new support

    The anti-cash factions of the payments industry wasted no time with the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, quickly sowing fear over the alleged ability of cash to serve as an effective transmission vector.  Although most such statements were quickly debunked, they did serve to temporarily restrict the use of cash by some retail establishments.  Which in turn, significantly inconvenienced many consumers who rely solely on cash for their transactions.

  • August 2020

    Be Part of U.S. Security 2020

    Even the task of routine ATM security has been radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although there are some reports of declines in skimming, physical attacks, explosive attacks, and vandalism have spiked, as well as some of the more sophisticated logical attacks.  The ATMIA 2020 U.S. Security Virtual Conference will help you better understand the current ATM crime landscape and better prepare for post-pandemic security challenges.

  • July 2020

    Coronavirus impact and updates

    One of the more recent impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken everyone by surprise, is the shortage of coins.  Yes - that form of cash that is the least favored by most everyone; quarters, dimes, nickels, and even pennies.

  • June 2020

    Faster Payments – why should we care?

    Should the ATM channel even care about the direction of so-called ‘Faster Payments”?  The first reaction for some might be to wonder what all the fuss is about.  After all, how much faster can an ATM transaction get, than it already is?  And would it really matter?  The answer is ‘Yes’ – and we should care a lot.  The real excitement and enthusiasm for Faster Payments is about the ‘rails’ that they would travel – not necessarily the few seconds it might shave off of transaction times.

  • May 2020

    Join a committee –get more involved in your industry!!

    Committee participation is one of the most valuable benefits of your ATMIA membership.  Are you involved in one of those committee groups?  No?  You are missing out on a lot of good opportunities.

    Committees aren't just a means of keeping up with the industry, hearing about current issues, or making sure you know what new resources ATMIA has made available.  It is a gathering place where you can really get to know your colleagues.  There may be a few that you have met, because your footprints overlap in one spot or another.  But there are many others who you otherwise might never meet.

  • April 2020

    Coronavirus – daily updates and more  

    With reports from independent operators that up to 95% of some fleets are currently inaccessible, ATMIA is deeply concerned about its members and helping them through these challenging times.  We responded very quickly to the "need to know" by standing up a Coronavirus alerts and updates page on our website.  And broke the news that DHS had included ATM operators on the list of essential workers.

  • March, 2020

    Coronavirus and cash  

    One topic I never expected to be addressing as the U.S. newsletter's lead is the coronavirus.  But as many of you are experiencing, as well, we are receiving lots of calls about events and other activities that might be impacted. 

  • February 2020

    Cashless ban activity surges in the new year 

    The latest and biggest news on the cashless front is that the New York City Council passed a bill on January 23, 2020 that makes it the largest city to require retail establishments to accept cash as a form of payment.  Although there has been no formal comment from the mayor’s office, he is expected to sign the measure into law.  The original proposal to ban cashless retail establishments in New York City was introduced more than a year ago.

  • January 2020

    2020 U.S. conference is just around the corner 

  • December, 2019

    ATMIA wraps up a busy year of advocacy for our industry 

    2019 has been a very busy year for ATMIA industry advocacy.  It began with our survey on the impact of bank account closures and disclosure of the surprising frequency with which IADs (Independent ATM Deployers) are mischaracterized as MSBs (Money Services Businesses).  Mid-year was highlighted with a series of regulatory meetings as part of our collaboration with NAC to seek changes to the FFIEC bank examination manual that inaccurately portrays independent operators as high-risk.  And it ended with ATMIA participation in an invitation-only U.S. Secret Service meeting that addressed all the different aspects of skimming and its impact on ATM crime.

  • November 2019

    Plan ahead for the 2020 U.S. annual conference 

  • Have You Checked Out the Industry Career Center?

    Yes – our industry has its own, dedicated recruiting and job search resource that is open to all.  Job seekers can manage their search either publicly or privately.  And employers have robust tools available to manage candidates for multiple openings – including the ability to post confidential listings.

  • September 2019

    Call for Speakers issued for first U.S. security conference

    ATMIA and ASA (the ATM Security Association) will host a new security event for the ATM industry.

  • August, 2019

    Another round of ATMIA Academy scholarships 

    Renew your membership and contribute to the cause

    Another state gets on the Cashless Ban'd Wagon

    IAD Focus Group holds first meeting

  • July, 2019

    CNBC shoots another segment with ATMIA 

    New This Year – Sponsor the 2020 Fly-in

    Regulator meetings highlight bank account closure issues

    ATMIA U.S. annual conference update - Houston 2020 



  • June, 2019

    Keep up with the movement to ban cashless retail

    Since the last U.S. newsletter was published, there has been a significant event in the movement to ban cashless retail establishments.  Two different bills were introduced in the House on the same day last month; one by Rep. Donald Payne and another by Rep. David Cicilline.  Perhaps the biggest difference at the outset is that the former would be administered by banking/financial system regulators and the latter by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission).

  • May, 2019

    ATMIA USA has announced plans to launch a new security conference in the U.S. market.  The event is expected to be scheduled for late June, 2020.  A number of venues are being considered – primarily in the Minneapolis and Chicago areas.

    Visa scholarship winners

    Monitoring the efforts to ban cashless retail

    IAD bank account closure survey report now available


  • Bans on cashless retail businesses gaining ground

    Efforts to protect the consumer's right to pay with cash have made some significant gains in the past few weeks.  It has been reported that Amazon pivoted on its intentions to make all Amazon Go stores cashless.  Regardless of the reason, we commend them for this change in policy.  It keeps the doors open for millions of unbanked and underbanked consumers.

  • 2019 Annual Conference is a record breaker

    In fact, the 20th annual U.S. conference broke quite a few records.  Overall attendance of 1,132 exceeded last year's record in Las Vegas.  And the 105 exhibitors and sponsors filling the show floor was also a record.

  • February, 2019

    Cashless bans gain momentum  The efforts to ban retail establishments from refusing cash payments have really caught fire in the past few months.  The latest and perhaps most visible activity is in New York City and the state of New Jersey, where such measures have been introduced.  The stated motivation in these instances is that a cashless environment discriminates against the poor and the unbanked.

  • January, 2019

    You don't want to miss your 20th . . . The 20th annual ATMIA USA conference and expo, that is.  The industry's largest and premier event.  Expect to see over 1,200 of your colleagues and more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors, representing every segment of the ATM industry.  Getting the most out of this eventful-event is a simple four-step process.

  • December 2018
    Featured Article: A typical day on "the Hill"   A daily presence in Washington, DC is critical to having an impact, because it is not about “photo-opps” – it is about building relationships.  That takes time and begins with congressional staff, who sometimes have little understanding of the inner workings of our industry.

  • November 2018
    Featured Article: Our man in DC   Many ATMIA members might be surprised to learn that we have a permanent, daily presence in Washington, DC, in the form of Kurt Helwig, President and CEO of EFTA (the Electronic Funds Transfer Association). 

  • October 2018
    Featured Article: Monthly legislative calls open to all ATMIA USA members   As most of you are aware, ATMIA has a close relationship with EFTA.  They are based in Washington, DC and serve as our eyes and ears on federal government issues.

  • September 2018
    Featured Article: Proposed new tariffs poised to hit ATM industry  Tariffs have been in the news quite frequently in recent months.  Like many other industries, there is a considerable amount of ATM related manufacturing that takes place in China.

  • August 2018
    Featured Article: New ATM industry career center  Anticipation is building for the new ATM Industry Career Center – an additional resource that will soon be available to all ATM industry professionals.  More than just a job board, the Career Center includes robust tools for human resource managers, free access to job seekers, and helpful content for career planning.

  • July 2018
    Featured Article: New cash cycle infographic A new infographic titled “The ATM Money Laundering Myth” was recently released by ATMIA. It is designed to help independent ATM operators (IADs) discuss the inner workings of their business with prospective bankers who may not be very familiar with ATM operations.

  • June 2018
    Featured Article: The Next Big Thing Building on efforts to shed the need for repetitive operating system migrations and reduce the cost of innovation, ATM acquirers and manufacturers have coalesced into a Consortium that is developing a framework for the ATM of the future.  A cloud-based infrastructure will host app-based ATMs using modular components, relying on the customer's own mobile device as the interface.  

  • May 2018
    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. 

  • April 2018
    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). 

  • March 2018
    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. 

  • February 2018
    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. 

  • January 2018
    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. 

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