SEATAC, Wash. (1/15/14)--Tukwila, Wash.-based BECU announced it will brand 138 ATMs at Rite Aid stores in the Puget Sound area and throughout the state of Washington.
"One of our top member requests is to add more ATMs," said Doug Marshall, senior vice president of digital product management (Anthem Jan. 14). The $11.7 billion-asset credit union will partner with Payment Alliance International to expand surcharge-free ATM access.
The new Rite Aid locations will bring the number of BECU-branded ATMs to more than 300 in the Puget Sound area and nearly 350 statewide.
BECU currently offers its members free access to approximately 200 company-owned and -operated ATMs in Washington as well as the nearly 30,000 ATMs that are part of the CO-OP Financial Services network.
Marshall said the addition of the drugstores gives its members ATM access in the Olympic Peninsula to the west and Lynden and Bellingham to the north.
When expanding its ATM footprint, the credit union factored in the opportunity to add convenience for its members who travel and that fact the ATMs will be part of the CO-OP shared network. "It made sense for us to include all of the Rite Aid locations in Washington state," Marshall said.