NCR Corporation introduces its NCR SelfServ™ 80 Series to banks and financial institutions in Turkey

Duluth, Ga. / Istanbul, Turkey, 2017-Jun-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (May 31, 2017) introduced its NCR SelfServ™ 80 Series to banks and financial institutions in Turkey. According to Retail Banking Research, NCR is the leading ATM manufacturer in Turkey with a 56 percent market share. With Turkey being one of the early adopters of multi-functional ATMs and video banking, NCR will build on this position with the new ATM family by helping financial institutions redefine the banking experience and changing the way consumers interact with the ATM forever.

Invented 50 years ago, the ATM remains one of the most sustained innovations in the financial industry. As more and more bank customers have embraced smartphones as well as digital and online banking, ATMs today have to adapt to this new consumer reality. The new ATMs are mobile ready and feature a large, 19-inch multi-touch display, where consumers can swipe, pinch and zoom their way quickly through transactions.

“Recent research revealed that 74 percent of the population in Turkey said that they would never go completely cashless,” said Diego Navarrete, Vice President Europe for Financial Services at NCR. “So the ATM is the ideal touchpoint to integrate physical and digital banking channels to create the connected experience that customers are looking for today. With Turkey expected to increase the installed base of ATMs by 25 percent by 2021, our new ATM family is suited perfectly to fill this demand.”

The modern design comes with fully customizable, color-coded media entry and exit indicators. Additionally, a unique 10-cassette cash dispense capability lowers cash replenishment costs. Paired with NCR’s CxBanking software suite, the NCR SelfServ 80 series unlocks amazing customer experiences across physical and digital banking channels.

The NCR SelfServ 80 Series, which was recognized as an International Design Excellence Awards 2016 finalist, is available this year in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland as well as selected countries in Eastern Europe, and will continue to be rolled out globally in 2017-2018. Please contact NCR Sales for pricing information and details on local availability.

For additional materials including high-resolution product images, whitepapers, FAQs, please click here. To download the NCR SelfServ 80 Series application on iOS, click here.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Inditex allocates €9.7 million to aid Syrian refugees in Turkey through renewed partnerships with Médecins Sans Frontières and Caritas

Inditex allocates €9.7 million to aid Syrian refugees in Turkey through renewed partnerships with Médecins Sans Frontières and Caritas
Inditex allocates €9.7 million to aid Syrian refugees in Turkey through renewed partnerships with Médecins Sans Frontières and Caritas

 

Inditex is earmarking €1 million to MSF’s medical and humanitarian work with Syrian refugees in the Turkish province of Kilis along the border with Syria which it has been supporting consistently since 2013 

Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inditex has renewed its collaboration agreements with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Caritas, allocating €9.7 million to several projects run by these non-governmental organisations. Inditex’s Chairman and CEO, Pablo Isla, signed the respective collaboration agreements at the company’s headquarters in Arteixo (La Coruña) in the presence of the president of MSF in Spain, David Noguera, and the president of Caritas Spain, Rafael del Río.

The MSF projects, to which the Group will contribute €2.3 million this year, are centred on the provision of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Kilis (Turkey) and support for the mission’s emergency response teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. Caritas, meanwhile, will receive a €7.4 million contribution from Inditex between 2016 and 2018 for workplace integration programmes targeted at people at risk of social exclusion in Spain and community development programmes in Cambodia and Bangladesh.

Project in Kilis (Turkey) with MSF

Inditex will contribute a further €1 million to the medical and humanitarian assistance work of MSF to Syrian refugees in the Turkish province of Kilis.

Since it was set up in 2013, the Kilis project has been providing care to the more than 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their homes from war to the province’s urban and rural areas on the border between Turkey and Syria.

Over three-quarters of these refugees reside in precarious circumstances, outside of the Turkish refugee camps. Many are currently staying in Kilis, the first region of safety, and are largely undocumented. MSF is presently the only international humanitarian organisation that is providing  free healthcare to these refugees.

The €1 million in funding provided by Inditex will be used specifically to provide primary health care and psychological and pastoral support to the refugees in Kilis. This will include a programme of support-visits by MSF professionals to the displaced Syrians. In parallel, taskforces will be set up to address chronic disease, psychological requirements and health education focused on gender-based violence and providing treatment to refugees who suffered torture prior to fleeing from Syria.

Inditex has been consistently supporting this project and various other initiatives aimed at supporting the refugee crisis since its onset. In addition to its work at the border between Turkey and Syria, Inditex has provided financial support to the emergency units set up by MSF to assist Syrian refugees in their exodus towards Europe, as well as making in-kind donations via various humanitarian organisations.

Since Inditex and MSF signed a Framework Collaboration Agreement in 2008, the Group has contributed over €19.1 million to MSF to fund ongoing emergency relief work, as well as specific projects. These initiatives have benefitted more than 1.8 million people in 14 countries and in 28 emergency zones.

Support for the Emergency Desk

In addition, Inditex has pledged to renew its support to MSF’s Emergency Desk, with a further contribution of €1.3 million for this year.

MSF’s Emergency Desk is the unit responsible for monitoring and managing the mission’s emergency response teams on the ground. This emergency response unit, which is exclusively funded by Inditex, is staffed by expert professionals located in both MSF’s Spanish headquarters and in disaster zones.

Specifically, €500,000 will be allocated to the Emergency Desk at MSF’s Spanish headquarters and €400,000 each will be earmarked to the two mission emergency response teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. In both instances, these teams’ function is to provide expert training support and advice to the MSF units currently deployed in these African nations so that they are ready to respond in the event of an emergency.

The Caritas employment programme in Spain

Inditex will also contribute €5 million to Caritas’s employment programmes in Spain over the next three years. This will help fund workforce integration projects, self-employment initiatives, on-the-job training plans and rural community development projects.

The employment-focused collaboration between Caritas and Inditex in Spain dates back to 2011. Since then, the programme has established itself as a benchmark initiative in improving the job prospects and workplace integration of people at risk of social exclusion. Since 2011, Inditex has provided €6.5 million to this endeavour, which has directly benefitted more than 4,600 people. Over 3,500 of these beneficiaries have received training that has improved their job prospects and 1,450 have found their way back into the job market thanks to the integration programmes.

For the upcoming three-year period (2017 – 2019), the employment programme will receive another €5 million of funding from Inditex and is expected to support nearly 600 training initiatives for learning a new skill or enhancing existing ones, accompanied by work placements in many instances, with the aim of improving the percentage of beneficiaries who ultimately find work.

This programme also aspires to further foster the creation and consolidation of community development projects in areas such as tourism, graphic art, hospitality and organic farming sectors.

Community work in Bangladesh and Cambodia

Inditex and Caritas have also signed three-year agreements (covering 2016 – 2018) under which the company will allocate €2.4 million to the organisation’s community development programmes in Bangladesh and Cambodia.

The aim of these programmes is to improve rural community readiness for natural disasters in the case of Bangladesh and to extend the community health and development strategy already underway in the case of Cambodia. Since 2008, Inditex has contributed €4.3 million to these programmes, which have benefitted nearly 82,000 people.

In Bangladesh, the programmes, which will receive €1.5 million in new funding, aim to reinforce local community readiness for natural disasters, in a country prone to such catastrophes. Caritas has been working on disaster management for many years, evolving over time from an assistance-based approach to a prevention-based strategy which directly involves the local communities themselves. Specifically, the plan is to train the programme participants in risk management and to build flood shelters, enclosures to protect livestock, and dams and canals for combating drought.

Inditex will support initiatives aimed at improving living conditions in the least privileged communities of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city. The initiatives target working women, as well as infants and teenagers. The aim is to raise parental awareness of antenatal and infant healthcare and improve the care provided to the children of female garment sector workers, ensuring access to schooling.

The Cambodian project, to be funded with €900,000, extends Caritas’s community health and development programme in rural areas in Cambodia, which has been supported by Inditex since 2008.

The beneficiaries of these projects are vulnerable families and individuals living in extreme poverty, AIDS patients and people with disabilities. The plan is to reinforce farming cooperatives, build health and maternity centres and promote pre- and post-natal care, among other initiatives.

Social investment at Inditex

Inditex’s partnerships with MSF and Caritas are part of the Group’s broader social investment strategy which supports a broad series of community initiatives carried out with a number of non-profits with expertise in the various areas and geographies. Against this backdrop, in 2015, Inditex invested more than €35 million in social initiatives which directly benefitted almost one million people.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

Source: Inditex

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Inditex inaugurates Zara’s online store in Turkey

Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inditex is launching its e-commerce platform in Turkey today, Wednesday, 5 October, with the inauguration of its online Zara store, accessible at www.zara.com/tr and from the chain’s app (configured for IOS and Android). The rest of the Inditex Group’s retail concepts with stores in Turkey (Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Zara Home), will also roll out their online stores in Turkey from 13 October.

Today’s launch marks a fresh milestone in the steady expansion of the integrated offline-online store model across the universe of markets in which the Group does business. Each chain offers the full range of articles on sale in their physical stores online, and at the same prices.

Thanks to the integrated offline-online store model, customers can choose between picking up their orders at the store of their choice and at-home delivery. Similarly, when changing or returning purchased items, shoppers have the choice of online management and returns at their most convenient store.

The online stores operated by Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Zara Home have been designed to make an user friendly shopping experience. The websites are configured to enable purchasing from any mobile device, using any browser and by means of any of the chain’s respective apps (in turn available in both IOS and Android versions).

Shoppers using the Group’s online stores in Turkey can also call customer service toll-free or write to a dedicated e-mail address for help with any order-related queries or incidents. Customers can similarly communicate with the chains via their respective social network profiles.

Inditex in Turkey

Inditex’s presence in Turkey dates back to 1998 when it opened its first Zara store in Ankara, at an emblematic site in the Kizilay neighbourhood within the Çankaya shopping district.

Today the Group is present in the Turkish market with seven chains (Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Zara Home) and 189 stores nationwide, in cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya.

Online presence

Zara Home was the chain selected by the Inditex Group to spearhead its online platform in 2007. In September 2010, Zara began to sell online in Spain and several European markets. Gradually, the Group has brought the rest of its chains online and added new countries to the platform’s reach.

So far in 2016, Inditex has introduced its e-commerce platform into several new markets, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and the Czech Republic. With this début in Turkey, the brand’s online presence will reach 41 markets

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

Source: Inditex

Wincor Nixdorf to install additional 150 multifunctional cash recycling systems across Turkey for Denizbank

Denizbank invests in Wincor Nixdorf’s cash recycling systems

PADERBORN, Germany, 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Turkey-based Denizbank is offering more and more customer-friendly services through its network of automated teller machines. The new cash recycling systems made by Wincor Nixdorf even enable customers, including those who do not regularly bank at Denizbank, to exchange euros, U.S. dollars or rubles for Turkish lira or pay their bills in cash.

Last summer, Denizbank placed an order for 150 multifunctional cash recycling systems, which not only dispense deposited cash after performing a forgery check and temporarily storing the funds, but also offer a wide range of banking services. The bank then ordered an additional 150 of these jacks-of-all-trades after seeing how well they perform on the job and hearing positive feedback from customers. All of the ATMs are scheduled to be installed across Turkey by the end of the year. To ensure high availability of the self-services offered by the machines, Wincor Nixdorf will also provide the maintenance.

Thanks to the new systems, bank customers can conduct an array of banking business while on the go. Customers who just want to get some cash can withdraw any total, including odd amounts, up to their personal limit. The systems dispense coins as well as banknotes. Customers and non-customers of the bank can also use the systems to pay bills in cash. A barcode reader automatically records all necessary data – and enables users to decide whether they want to conduct the transaction with cash or through electronic means. The transactions are conducted on user-friendly touch screens.

The cash recycling technology also enables users to avoid long waits at the counter when they want to change money. Ruble, euro or U.S. dollar notes are placed in a cassette after undergoing a counterfeit check, and the system then pays out the current equivalent in banknotes and coins denominated in Turkish lira.
Murat Citak, IT Group Manager of Denizbank, said: “Our experience with the systems that are already in operation at many DenizBank ATMs all over Turkey is very satisfactory. The services we offer at these ATMs include barcode reading user-friendly financial transactions, bill payments, refund of change, and banking and withdrawal of foreign currency. Based on the feedback from our customers, we are very happy and plan to maintain this valuable and well-performing cooperation with Wincor Nixdorf.”

About DenizBank
DenizBank was established in 1938 as a state economic enterprise aimed at funding of the developing Turkish maritime sector. In the early 1997, DenizBank was acquired by the Zorlu Holding in the form of banking license from the Privatization Administration and in October 2006, a leading European financial group, Dexia incorporated it to its structure. For 6 years, DenizBank operated in Dexia’s main shareholding and since 28 September 2012, continues providing services under the umbrella of Russia’s largest and well-rooted bank, Sberbank. DenizBank has become one of the remarkable banks of Turkey in a short period of time. DenizBank Financial Services Group was established in 2003 in order to create a “financial supermarket” accumulating various financial services under one roof. There are totally 745 branches within DenizBank Financial Services Group operating in 81 provinces of Turkey and abroad employing close to 15 thousand people. DenizBank Financial Services Group consists of DenizBank, seven domestic, three international financial subsidiaries, five domestic non-financial subsidiaries, and a branch in Bahrain. Deniz Investment Securities, Ekspres Securities, Deniz Real Estate Investment Trust, DenizPortfolio Management, DenizLeasing, DenizFactoring, Destek Asset Management Company, Intertech, Deniz Kültür, Deniz Card Payment Systems, Açık Deniz Radio – TV and Bantaş are the group’s domestic subsidiaries while Eurodeniz, DenizBank AG and DenizBank Moscow are its international subsidiaries.

Press/Financial Press

Andreas Bruck
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 5251 693 5200
E-Mail: andreas.bruck@wincor-nixdorf.com

Press/Trade Press

Dr. Thomas Daubenbüchel
Head of Press and Editorial Office
Phone: +49 5251 693 5212
E-Mail: thomas.daubenbuechel@wincor-nixdorf.com
Ulrich Nolte
Phone: +49 5251 693 5211
E-Mail: ulrich.nolte@wincor-nixdorf.com

Trade Press

Claudia Wendorff-Goerge
Phone: +49 5251 693 5203
E-Mail: claudia.wendorff-goerge@wincor-nixdorf.com