THE CHANGING ATM LANDSCAPE
Over the last decade, innovation in ATM services has been severely restricted as a result of several factors, including monopolistic business practices, restrictive legacy message protocols, and proprietary systems that became isolated from other banking channels and investment.
However, the exciting news is that this situation is poised for rapid, and positive, change. The ATMIA's new blueprint architecture specifically calls for cloud- based processing, the use of modern integration options including ISO 20022 and APIs, and greater flexibility for ATM deployers to tailor the consumer's experience themselves.
As a global leader in Retail Payments solutions, Lusis Payments is a strong contributor to the NextGen ATM initiative through its well proven TANGO transaction orchestration engine.
When it comes to payments processing, TANGO is simply in a class of its own with 4 of the top 10 banks already using TANGO to empower their consumer payments strategies. TANGO is functionally-rich and well proven within both large and small banks and processors around the world.
PERSONALIZED SERVICE: The New Battleground
Consumer expectations and payments technology have both changed significantly since the early days of ATM services. In particular, the personalization of services to match a specific customer’s need is now commonplace for most digital channels.
There is no doubt that business stakeholders are extremely interested in the attraction and retention of customers. In this respect the personalization of consumer service interactions is rightfully receiving significant investment.
The replacement of the restrictive legacy ATM message protocols with XML and JSON alternatives is re-writing the market opportunities for providing a personalized ATM experience to everyone. In a NextGen world, a consumer's journey can be continually refined in real time by the provision of relevant, consumer-specific information that dynamically enhances transaction workflows based on the consumer's profile and choices. Of course, this power requires the transaction switch to have the flexibility to retrieve and distribute the consumer's data securely and without unreasonable processing delays.
This client has over 55 years of experience as a leader in core banking processing. Their enterprise banking solutions empower institutions to grow their assets and reach new customers by integrating the latest digital technologies. The client's cloud-based core banking platform delivers a seamless mix of innovative, flexible, and secure banking services that provides institutions with a significant competitive advantage.
THE NEED: An Agile Payment Solution
The client has over 20 years in ATM processing that was founded on two different payments systems prior to the adoption of TANGO. Significantly, the client became increasingly frustrated by both legacy platforms due to the constraints they placed on the client’s business growth. The slowness of vendor maintenance support, the lack of development agility for new customer services, and skyrocketing costs of ownership all led to the need for a better solution for their future.
Tired of navigating product and service obstacles with their original payment solution vendor the client turned to a second provider for help. This second provider was able to migrate them to their solution and provided adequate service and functionality for a few years. However, as customer demand for new services increased this second solution had also become stagnant and restrictive. The client then sought a third and final payment solution, one that demonstrably addressed the past growth issues.
It was critical that the new solution would provide an agile architecture with the robustness to handle diverse and high-growth volumes.
Additional high-priority requirements included;
• the agility to continually, and rapidly, adapt to changing consumer needs,
• the ability to rapidly create their own configurations on the fly,
• a major reduction in application lifecycle costs.
THE SOLUTION: TANGO by Lusis Payments
The client performed an extensive research of all leading payments solution providers. Their findings indicated that there were decisive advantages in selecting TANGO from Lusis Payments. TANGO and Lusis Payments’ reputation for service and innovation far exceeded all of their business and technical requirements. TANGO's architecture, flexibility, ease of use and lower cost of ownership were once again identified by another client as compelling advantages over other solutions.
At Lusis Payments, technology is our passion, and our clients are the heart of our business. We live and breathe payments platform technology, and we’re committed to maintaining our position as a market leader. Beyond payments, though, we’re striving to pave the way for new technologies that will enhance our current solutions and lay the foundation for future solutions that will take the industry by storm. Here’s what our team at Lusis Payments was up to in 2018, as well as a look at what’s ahead in 2019.
Out and About
We’re devoted to our clients and technology, but that doesn’t mean we’re chained to our desks. Last year, you might have met us at a Tandem User Group (TUG) event near Atlanta, Georgia (ATUG), or in Mississauga, Ontario (CTUG). You may have seen us at Forum TELECOM Nancy at Université de Lorraine. Maybe you visited our booth at the HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp in Burlingame, California.
Industry Game Changers Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2)
PSD2 was implemented in 2018, and, per instructions from the European Union (EU), it requires banks to enable their customers to use third-party financial services vendors. This will shake up banks’ competition model. They’ll need to ensure that these third-party providers have access to their customers’ accounts through open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and third-parties will be able to build financial services on top of banks’ data and infrastructures. Competitive differentiation will become less about an account’s location and more about the services customers use. Read the full perspective by CEO, Philippe Préval at https://www.lusispayments.com/news/psd2-international-perspective
New ATM and POS Security Requirements
In August 2018, Lusis Payments released a report summarizing new security requirements introduced by PCI-PIN V3 that merge requirements from the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SCC) and the Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc (ASC X9) for a single, unified PIN Security Standard for payments stakeholders. Two evolutions — ASC X9 TR-31 and ANSI TR-34 — have emerged from the standards and will introduce a massive change in ATM and POS remote key management. X9 TR-31 is a method consistent with the requirements of the ANS X9.24-1 standard for the secure exchange of keys and other sensitive data between two devices that share a symmetric key exchange. ANSI TR-34 describes new rules to unify methods to build and store the original Terminal Master Key in ATMs and POS devices. Until now, each vendor has used its own methods to achieve this initialization. ANSI TR-34 specifies a method consistent with the requirements of ANSI X9.24-2. Read the complete Lusis article at: https://www.lusispayments.com/news/update-security-pci-pin-v3-tr34-tr31
The Future of ATMs
Last May, we reported about new technologies that will affect the future of ATMs. Banks have two new initiatives on the table for cash delivery:
The ATMs of the Future
Meanwhile, ATM vendors are introducing ways to expand typical ATM capabilities and help banks reduce labor costs without degrading the customer experience. These advanced banking machines provide assisted service hardware solutions similar to traditional ATMs, but additional software and hardware enable integrated two-way video conferencing with live tellers stationed at remote locations. The machines perform operations typically provided by live tellers, and they can serve as stand-alone video teller solutions or replace a portion of live teller agents inside branches. And the best part? Customers interact face to face with live tellers, so they still have the experience of personal interactions. Read the full perspective by CEO, Philippe Préval at: https://www.lusispayments.com/news/the-future-of-atms-new-initiatives-from-vendors-and-banks
Our Goal: Pave the Way for the Future of Payments Tech TANGO Cloud Achieves 10,000 Transactions Per Second
Our clients’ customers continually seek better, faster and more accessible financial services and products, so Lusis Payments is dedicated to continuous improvement and providing the industry-leading payments technology solutions. Recently, we conducted another proof-of-concept (POC) benchmark on TANGO, our cloud-based transaction processing engine for mission-critical, 24x7 payments.
The POC showcases the TANGO architecture’s ability in a cloud environment. Completion of the benchmark validated that TANGO not only meets but also exceeds the 10,000 TPS mark with a constant response time. In our next POC, Lusis Payments will demonstrate that TANGO can exceed the 20,000 TPS mark in a standard cloud environment, and our third POC will benchmark TANGO in an HPE NonStop Cloud environment.
Revolutionizing the FinTech Industry With Artificial Intelligence
Lusis Payments is at the top of our game when it comes to payments systems, and, while we remain dedicated to continuous improvement of our platforms, we’ve also been investing and delving deeper into other technologies to enhance our current solutions. Even more exciting is how these new technologies could potentially diversify future Lusis Payments solutions and position us as not only a market leader but also a market disrupter.
In 2017, we launched a dedicated AI department, which leads our AI-based trading strategies, other FinTech solutions, and global retail payments software and services. Our central focus is on deep learning, which offers extraordinary power and flexibility for problem resolution. Today, we offer a broad range of FinTech solutions and services for capital markets.
But the applications for artificial intelligence and data science are infinite; in many ways, the tech industry has only begun to tap in to their potential. AI includes tools like machine learning, natural language processing and deep neural networks — tech that’s improving efficiency in almost every industry. One area where AI has more recently become a disruptor is in capital market applications. According to a Gartner survey, organizations in the banking and investment services industry are more likely to actively invest in machine learning and virtual customer assistants than those in other industries.
Lusis Payments has spent five years using data science approaches to analyze and improve our FX trading platform because we see great potential for AI to change end-to-end trading, automatic trading and portfolio management. In fact, our experts predict that AI will influence every aspect of capital market applications.
Happy New Year from all of us at Lusis Payments. We hope you’ll check back to learn about our advancements and initiatives in 2019.
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