Alaska USA Federal Credit Union taps Cardtronics to expand surcharge-free access in Northwest
HOUSTON, TX (December 8, 2014) — Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is partnering with Cardtronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATM), the world’s largest retail ATM owner / operator, to provide Alaska USA’s members surcharge-free access to over 200 Cardtronics-owned and -operated ATMs at premier retail locations throughout Washington and in the High Desert area of California.
Alaska USA is among the 20 largest credit unions in the U.S., with $5.6 billion in assets and branches throughout Alaska, western Washington and in the High Desert area of California. Alaska USA is expanding its ATM footprint through a new ATM branding relationship with Cardtronics that will enable it to brand Cardtronics ATMs in many Walgreens and Safeway locations in Washington and select retailers in California. Under this new relationship, the number of surcharge-free ATMs available to Alaska USA members increases to nearly 400—a doubling of its current footprint.
“Our relationship with Cardtronics helps us deliver better service to our members with surcharge-free ATM access in retail locations they’re already regularly visiting,” said Brian E. Wolf, executive director of Retail Financial Services at Alaska USA FCU. “In addition to saving them money on surcharge fees, we’re making accessing their accounts even more convenient.”
“Our relationship with Alaska USA is a great example of the Cardtronics mission at work – helping financial institutions provide value to their cardholders,” said Bill Knoll, executive vice president, Financial Institutions Products Group, Cardtronics. “By enabling them to offer their cardholders convenient ATM locations, we are helping them form tighter relationships with their members.”
All Alaska USA-branded ATMs can be found using the Alaska USA ATM locator available at the credit union’s web site.
About Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $5.6 billion in assets and more than half a million members worldwide. The credit union operates 70 branches and provides access to nearly 400 surcharge-free ATMs throughout Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington.
About Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM)
Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 111,150 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for America’s most relevant retailers, enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers or expanding card holders’ surcharge-free cash access on the local, national or global scene, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce.