Payments News


CaixaBank, the world’s first bank to use facial recognition to withdraw cash at ATMs

“CaixaBank has become the world’s first financial institution to offer its customers the ability to use facial recognition to withdraw cash from ATMs, without having to enter their PIN. The company, with Jordi Gual as Chairman and Gonzalo Gortázar as CEO, presented the system today in Barcelona, in an act that entails the commercial launch of the service for […]

On The Web



Eye on ATMs: Visa Will Lift Dynamic Currency Conversion Restriction at ATMs, Euronet Says; New PAI Leadership

“In what may be a boon for ATMs, Visa Inc. will allow dynamic currency conversion for consumers using international ATMs beginning April 13, 2019, says Euronet Worldwide Inc. The Leawood, Kan.-based processor, which operates more than 41,000 ATMs globally, says the rule change enables acquirers and ATM operators to offer the conversion service, which can convert the […]


Biometric ATMs extend banking services

“FNB has launched a mini-ATM that uses biometrics as a means of consumer validation, a move the bank believes is a first for South Africa. The TouchPoint device functions as a self-service kiosk from which customers can conduct transactional banking such as withdrawals, transfers and payments, view statements, purchase airtime and electricity and perform card cancellations. […]


E Sun Bank fits face recognition to ATMs

“E Sun Commercial Bank has fitted face recognition security to its ATMs. The Taiwanese Bank is using NeoFace technology from NEC Corporation to authenticate uses at ATMs in five different locations. “These are the world’s first facial recognition automation ATMs with one-time password technology,” says the company.”
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Risk & Fraud

ATM hacking report: Scenarios from 2018 ATM hacks

“The most important thing about ATM malware is not its inner workings, but the installation method. The first step for protecting banks and their clients is to identify potential infection vectors and vulnerable components. In this report, we will share the results of ATM security analysis performed by our company in 2017–2018, discuss different types […]

On The Wires

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Xoom Partners with OXXO to Add More Than 17,000 New Cash Pickup Locations in Mexico

“Xoom, PayPal’s international money transfer service, today announced a partnership with TransNetwork, an electronic payment processing platform, so Xoom customers in the United States can send money to loved ones for cash pickup at any OXXO location in Mexico. The first online-only remittance player to partner with Mexico’s largest chain of convenience stores, Xoom will […]


Shop, Eat and Celebrate the Stress-Free Way with Cash This Holiday Season

“Withdraw Cash Wednesday is a nationwide movement encouraging consumers to get cash from ATMs on Wednesdays for weekly spending as a means of financial control. The Withdraw Cash Wednesday movement was spurred by widespread consumer interest in the initial Withdraw Cash Wednesday holiday held in 2017.”