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For Immediate Release
April 12, 2011
Contact: Haze Lancaster
ATM USA ANNOUNCES MERCHANT SERVICES INITIATIVE
ATM USA in Morrisville has made a major addition to its longstanding automatic teller machine business by offering current and prospective customers a full range of technology-based merchant services.
In the retail vernacular, "merchant services" covers a broad category of financial services, especially the system that enables a business to accept and process credit and debit payments.
ATM USA Partner Haze Lancaster commented, "Our ability to offer such services will prove to be a major convenience for our existing customer base and those retailers who join us in the future."
Lancaster added, "We have had more than 12 years of experience in the automatic teller machine realm and expect to leverage that experience by representing Columbus Merchant Services and delivering these important services."
Columbus Merchant Services (CMS), headquartered in Dallas, Tex., has been providing payment solutions, online reporting tools and related support to retailers for more than 10 years. CMS, often in partnership with companies like ATM USA, has installed point of sale equipment that processes billions of dollars in transactions for more than 50,000 merchants.
Working in partnership with CMS, ATM USA will offer new retailer services including:
- credit and debit cards payment processing
- check guarantee and check conversion services
- automated clearing house check drafting services
- gift and loyalty card programs
- email marketing
- direct mail marketing
- merchant cash advances
- online ordering systems
- point of sales systems
ATM USA is a privately-held company engaged in the automatic teller machine business with equipment placements in 46 states.
ATM USA provides turnkey ATM programs including ATM management, parts and service and processing for more than 3,000 locations. The placements include ATM fleet management for banks, credit unions, general business operators and retailers.
The company serves a list of customers including Wells Fargo Bank, Farm Fresh Grocery Stores, Dillard's Department Stores, Hanesbrands Credit Union, Bank of the Commonwealth and a variety of Fortune 500 companies.
For Immediate Release
December 15, 2010
Contact: Haze Lancaster
Winners of 2010 US ATM Industry Awards
Sioux Falls, USA & London, England, December, 2010
ATMIA (www.atmia.com) has announced the winners of its 2010 Outstanding Service Awards in the United States.
“2010 was an exceptionally challenging year in the US ATM market, with the Harkin Amendment threatening a wholly unrealistic and potentially fatal cap on ATM fees, coupled with a reduction in crucial interchange revenue,” commented Mike Lee, ATMIA’s CEO. “The industry turbulence which resulted from these measures threw up some outstanding leaders who stood out above the crowd and helped steer us through stormy waters.”
ATMIA introduced its new Outstanding Service Award to recognize such exceptional contributions by individuals to the ATM industry and/or the association during the specific year of the award. The five winners, selected by the US regional member board and association staff, are: Mike Keller, of Cardtronics, for his leadership of the association’s Government Relations Committee in successfully addressing the important issues raised by Congress during creation of the Dodd-Frank law; Susan Matt, of ThoughtKey, for spearheading the campaign of the Industry Relations Team of ATMIA to meet with the US networks to discuss the future of interchange and how to improve long-term communication structures between Independent ATM Deployers (IADs) and networks; Haze Lancaster, of ATM USA, for his chairmanship of the IAD/ISO committee of ATMIA during a time of unprecedented challenges on the regulatory and interchange fronts; Jorge Fernandez, of Cardtronics, for leading the collective efforts to get the threatening bill HR 1302 in Puerto Rico sent back to the drawing board by the Senate with an intelligent and forceful campaign culminating in successful presentations at a Senate public hearing and excellent media coverage; and Sam Ditzion, of Tremont Capital Group, for providing intellectual leadership through influential and telling industry white papers which presented the IAD business model in a positive light and highlighted the disadvantages of reducing the footprint of convenience ATMs in America.
“These award winners all exerted powerful leverage in responding vigorously to this year’s critical challenges,” Lee added.
The five awards will be present at ATMIA’s 12th annual US conference and expo at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Miami, February 22-24, 2011 (http://www.atmiaconferences.com/Events/ATMIAUSAConference/)
Enquiries about the event may be sent to Amber at email@example.com.
About ATMIA (www.atmia.com)
The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 1,950 members in 60 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, protect the ATM industry's assets, interests, good name and public trust; and provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations. In June 2003, ATMIA established the Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA) with the mission to employ global security resources in a united alliance in order to protect the ATM industry from criminal activity.