As ATM networks grow, experts believe they’re not as vital

first_imgAlmost two-thirds of financial institutions expect their ATM networks to grow, but far fewer expect the ATM channel to become a more important part of their business, according to the 2018 ATM and self-service software trends survey from KAL ATM Software.The survey of 470 financial institutions, ATM vendors, and ATM service providers and processors found that only 56% expected ATMs to increase in importance and do more; far more (72%) said the same thing in 2017. Nonetheless, 65% of the respondents this year said they planned to increase their ATM counts. About a quarter had no plans to change the number of ATMs, and 10% planned to decrease their ATM counts.“There is every reason to believe that this useful and durable device will continue to break new ground as a banking channel for as long as consumers continue to seek convenience, utility and a personalized touch from banking services,” the survey report said.Improving the member experience, improving ATM uptime and migrating in-branch transactions to self-service transactions were the three most critical changes financial institutions said they needed to make in their ATM operations. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Other Sports Shi Yuqi beats world champion Kento Momota, China wins 11th Sudirman Cup

first_imghighlights China had lost the Sudirman Cup two years ago against South Korea.Kento Momota had defeated Shi Yuqi in four out of five games.Japan have never won the badminton world mixed-team championship. Nanningshi yuqi : Shi Yuqi stunned world champion Kento Momota as hosts China whitewashed Japan for an 11th Sudirman Cup title on Sunday. Japan have never won the badminton world mixed-team championship and their search goes on after they were well beaten 3-0 in the Chinese city of Nanning. China’s dominant victory over the top seeds is an ominous indication of the depth they possess in their ranks with next summer’s Tokyo Olympics on the horizon. Roared on by the home crowd, China went 1-0 up through their men’s doubles and then took a 2-0 lead after a captivating women’s singles match between Chen Yufei and Akane Yamaguchi.     Japan needed their talisman Momota to beat Shi in the men’s singles to keep the tie alive. The world number one had defeated second-ranked Shi four times in five previous meetings, including last year’s world championship final. It looked like more of the same when the 24-year-old Momota won the first game 21-15, but Shi suddenly found the rhythm and his subdued Japanese rival faded spectacularly.RELATED     The 23-year-old Shi raced to the second game 21-5 and took that searing momentum into the decider, winning the third game — and with it the Sudirman Cup — 21-11.     Shi sealed the championship with a smash and was mobbed by his team-mates, who raced onto the court after his surprise win. China, the long-time pre-eminent power in badminton, reclaim the trophy that they lost to South Korea two years ago.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

NFF Appreciates Simba Group for Supporting Nigerian Football

first_imgSpeaking at the event, the Business Head of Simba Group, Mr. Manish Rohtagi, explained that the company, which is one of the country’s most respected business groups, has been operating in Nigeria for over 30 years.Within that time, the group, he noted, has contributed greatly to the nation’s economy while its portfolio of widely recognised brands, continue to dominate industries in which they operate.Rohtagi said Simba has supported national football at many levels, but officially became sponsors of the Super Eagles through their TVS brand of motorcycles and tricycles early this year.This recent ceremonial visit, followed an event held in November, where Simba thanked Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Mr, Gernot Rohr, for his team’s efforts at the FIFA World Cup in Russia last summer.Speaking at the event, Managing Director of Simba Group, Chief Vinay Grover, said: “We celebrate the success that the Super Eagles have had this year, and are also so proud of all the other national football teams, especially the Super Falcons and the junior teams representing our country. Our association with the NFF is very special, and we are honoured to be contributing to the development of the sport locally.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has thanked, Simba Group, distributors of TVS motorcycles and tricycles, for their close ties and support for Nigerian football.The NFF president recently visited the Group’s head office in Oregun, Lagos where he presented a customised Super Eagles jersey to the Business Head of Simba Group, Mr. Manish Rohtagi.To celebrate the association, several commercial motor cyclists (Okada riders ) and three cycle riders (Keke Riders) branded their vehicles in the nation’s official green white green colours to celebrate the occacion of the visit.last_img read more