The ATM Industry Association and IPayments Forum Launch

SIOUX FALLS, SD and NEW YORK, NY (April 5, 2013) – ATMIA and IPayments Forum have launched to act as a repository of global ATM data. The purpose of is to create a definitive body of knowledge on all aspects of the ATM and to promote cross-channel integrated payments with the ATM serving as the hub for financial self-service retail delivery. will act as an industry best practices portal with members only access. Participation is open to all industry professionals but they must be registered as a member.

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Why There exists a need for open standards and best practices for integrated cross channel interoperability, and because the payments industry is at a cross roads with new emerging electronic payments options and potentially disruptive technologies that threaten to marginalize traditional payments channels. Consumers have more payments options than ever and mobility is driving demand for convergence of these payment methods. Traditional banking is giving way to cross-channel integration of financial services and the ATM is the natural hub for this convergence. This is because the ATM brand stands for fast, convenient, and secure transactions. Whether it is for cash access or other self-service options the ATM offers a ubiquitous retail delivery channel.

Anyone wishing to participate may contact us at for information on how you can become a member.

About the ATM Industry Association
The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 3,700 members in 60 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, to protect the ATM industry’s assets, interests, good name and public trust; and to provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations.   More information about ATMIA can be found on their website,

About IPayments Forum
The IPayments Forum (IPF) is a financial services industry online community. Our mission is to provide and promote our members with relevant and timely information that impacts the electronic payments industry. More information about IPF can be found on their website,

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