30 March 2015
“As technologies become easier to use and offer greater functionality, self-service increases in its appeal to consumers, according to a press release from Mercator Advisory Group.
“Self-Service, ATM, and Other Channel Banking: Teller Displacement Begins,” highlights consumers’ rising use of and interest in a wider variety of self-service and ATM channels — especially consumers who are most comfortable using smartphones, tablets and mobile banking.
Since 2012, more consumers report that they might use an ATM instead of a teller (36 percent in 2014 compared with 24 percent in 2012), while fewer consumers would still likely use a teller (30 percent in 2014, 41 percent in 2012).”
27 March 2015Tom Ward
Tom began his ATM career at King Computer Corporation in 2007. There he started in decommissioning ATM’s, which lead him to running ATM installs and bring lives throughout the country.This time with King provided Tom with a unique understanding of the entire ATM life cycle of ownership and maintenance and how this fits into the bigger picture for FI and ISO clients. After years with King Computer, Tom took an opportunity as a senior field engineer at NCR where he gained further knowledge regarding intelligent deposit, IT, and the POS environment.
Following NCR, Tom started at ATM Parts Unlimited, which led him to opening a branch for Cennox/Sterling Bank Services.
He now proudly joins the ABE Sales Department.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his 4 wonderful children, fishing, woodworking, reading, rafting/canoeing, and just generally enjoying the great outdoors.
Tom specializes in NCR equipment. He is also A+, Net+, Cisco Router & Switch, Cisco Server, NCR, Triton, and Hyosung certified. He holds an AA in English Literature and is currently working on completing his BS in IT Networking at Colorado State University.
26 March 2015
Last week’s new items!
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25 March 2015
“Walking past a row of vending machines and ATMs at the Kursky train station in Moscow, Sergei Amirkhanov stops in front of a bright orange cash machine. Instead of inserting his bank card, he scans his passport, poses for a photo and enters his mobile number. He receives a text message on his phone a few minutes later, telling him to return to the machine and withdraw the cash he needs.
This strange kind of ATM began popping up at railway stations and shopping malls around Moscow last year. It looks like a regular cash machine, but it’s designed to accept loan applications and dole out money on the spot.
24 March 2015
“Sonkh: If all goes well, water scarcity will soon be history in this part of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. An ATM-like machine that dispenses water will come up here in a fortnight.
Sonkh is famous as an archaeological site with a goldmine of valuable artefacts going back at least three millennia. But it is also known as an area where water is always in short supply.
The water dispensing machine with an RO plant will be the first of its kind in Uttar Pradesh, according to district officials. The machine will cater to some 2,500 families. A pre-paid card will be made available to those willing to pay for water.”