This resource sheds light on emerging risks CIT carriers face as they look to expand their banking relationships to handle ITM servicing. ITMs open up new opportunities for CIT carriers who are able to step up to the demands of servicing a more complex machine.
Emerging ITM Program Risks: A CIT Carrier's Resource
Emerging ITM Program Risks
A CIT Carrier’s Resource
ITMs present a win-win for
customers and banks...
of bank services
Freeing up the teller line
for higher level services
…and new opportunities for CIT carriers.
Expand business by
meeting the increasing
and complex needs of
But the details cause
concern and complexity.
Placement of the ITMs
Increased time and
complexity of servicing
Summary of Key Risks
Loss of Life Increasing
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1. Loss of Life
ITMs may increase this risk
because they take longer to
service, increasing the window of
opportunity for criminals to act.
2. Increasingly Violent Attacks
“It is a more brazen and aggressive robber
who is willing to go up against an armed
guard, and one who typically possesses a
complete disregard for human life.”
– FBI Special Agent Shauna Dunlap
of armored car robberies
involve a violent act49%
Attacks at ATMs/ITMs
outnumber all other CIT attacks 10:1
3. Servicing Complexity
Complex ITM servicing also
requires more well-trained CIT
employees to perform the work.
The longer service time required
of ITMs increase the window of
criminal opportunity when guards
4. Organizational Fraud
Identifying and addressing the weak
points for fraud in ITM servicing is
E-cash, in particular, is less
predictable with ITMs and therefore
more difficult to control from an
occupational fraud standpoint.
5. Labor Shortages and Turnover
Attracting and retaining qualified and
motivated personnel to take on the risky
role of ITM servicing is difficult in a full
The industry is currently experiencing a
shortage of qualified labor and this presents
many process and procedural risks.
The opportunity to successfully
mitigate the risks and employ sound
operating practices can reap rewards
in increased banking business.
The risks of ITM servicing
and replenishment are
complex and far-reaching.
Components of a Successful
ITM Risk Mitigation Program:
Internal audits External audits
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