ATMIA celebrates industry response to keeping access to cash safe during COVID-19 crisis

SIOUX FALLS, SD (July 7, 2020) — The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) has released a new slideshow celebrating the steps taken by the industry to raise awareness of cash access and safety throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The slideshow highlights some of the champions who keep frontline services going during the pandemic.

The slideshow highlights a wide range of activities which manufacturers, ATM deployers and others have taken, including a helpful graphic provided by James Shepherd-Barron, son of the inventor of the ATM and graphics supplied by Grant Victor Companies. Actions featured range from good deeds in support of first responders, blog posts and factual messages to help promote cash and ATM safety, as well as the introduction of industry sanitizing solutions.

Despite early misconceptions surrounding cash during the COVID-19 crisis, recent studies show “only one in 10 people considering it ‘unsafe’ and one in four calling it ‘very safe.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent announcement that surfaces are not the main way Coronavirus spreads has also helped to bolster confidence in cash in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also made it a point to make recommendations to wash hands after handling money are “good hygiene practice.”

“We are extremely proud of the initiatives our members have taken to help raise awareness and promote the safety of employees and ATM users,” said ATMIA CEO Mike Lee.

Please join ATMIA in celebrating the messaging, actions and continued efforts the ATM industry is making to help promote the safety of ATMs and cash. View the slideshow here. For more information on COVID-19, cash and the ATM industry, click here.

To find out more about ATMIA’s role in promoting payment choice, the global ATM industry, membership and sponsorship opportunities, educational, networking and advocacy efforts, visit


ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves more than 10,000 members from over 650 participating companies in 70 countries spanning the whole ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers. ATMIA provides educationadvocacy and connections to help its members keep abreast of industry news and developments; increase knowledge and professionalism; improve operational efficiencies; understand and influence regulatory processes; participate in the local, regional and global ATM community; and forge new relationships to advance their businesses. Founded in 1997, ATMIA has active chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East focusing on the unique needs and issues of each region. For more information, please visit Follow us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook or YouTube.


Amber Howell

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